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Dec 12, 2001%^$

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By RUSTY MILLER
AP Sports Writer
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Velimir Radinovic scored all six of his points as Ohio%^$State ran off the first 11 points and coasted to an 88-41 victory over Santa%^$Clara on Wednesday night.%^$

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It was the worst loss ever for the Broncos (1-5), topping a 98-52 loss at%^$Purdue a year ago.%^$

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Brian Brown scored 15 points and Boban Savovic had 12 points for Ohio State%^$(6-0), with Sean Connolly adding 11 points. Twelve Buckeyes scored.%^$

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Ohio State set a school record with 30 3-point field goal attempts and tied%^$the school mark with 13 3-pointers. Savovic was 4 for 6 behind the arc, scoring%^$all of his points on 3-pointers.%^$

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There was little drama left after Ohio State dominated the first 5 minutes.%^$

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The Buckeyes led 28-6 on Brandon Fuss-Cheatham’s 3-pointer at the 8:05 mark.%^$Ahead 39-17, Ohio State ran off the final eight points of the half and the%^$first nine of the second half to build a 56-17 lead.%^$

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Santa Clara went scoreless for the first 4:25, then went without a point for%^$7 minutes in the middle of the game.%^$

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The Buckeyes were 8 of 18 on 3-pointers at the half while Santa Clara was 6%^$of 23 from the field and missed all four 3-pointers it tried. Ohio State also%^$had a 25-10 advantage on the boards and a 10-0 upper hand in assists.%^$

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Not until there was just 4:25 remaining did the Broncos finally hit more%^$field goals overall than Ohio State had made behind the arc. Jason%^$Morrissette’s 3-pointer, which cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 79-34, made Santa%^$Clara 13 of 48 from the field to Ohio State’s 12 of 28 on 3-pointers.%^$

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No Bronco hit double figures. Jordan Legge and Morrissette each scored nine%^$points.%^$

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Santa Clara shot 29 percent (16 of 56) to Ohio State’s 50 percent (34 of%^$68). The Buckeyes finished with a 50-27 rebounding advantage.%^$

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Seven Buckeyes hit at least one 3-pointer.%^$

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Ohio State also hit 13 3-point field goals (in 28 attempts) against Oakland%^$in 1998.