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NCAA First Round
No. 4 Ohio State
(22-9) vs. No. 13 UCF (22-10)
Saturday, March 19, 2011
1:30 p.m. ET
St. John Arena – Columbus, Ohio

The Broadcasts
TV: ESPN2 (Jon Sciambi, Stephen Bardo)
Radio: The Fan 1460 AM (Marty Bannister, Kristin Watt)
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Setting the Stage
No. 18/22 Ohio State (22-9) earned a No. 4 seed in the Dayton Regional and will play No. 13 seed UCF (22-10) around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19 in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship at St. John Arena in Columbus.
   
Ohio State is making its record ninth consecutive appearance in the Big Dance and its 20th overall.
   
The winner of the Ohio State-UCF game will take on the winner of No. 5 seed Georgia Tech (23-10) and No. 12 seed Bowling Green (28-4) Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
   
Ohio State will be facing UCF for the first time. The Buckeyes have never played Georgia Tech and are 24-3 all-time against Bowling Green after defeating the Falcons in the preseason WNIT last season, 91-72, in Columbus.
   
The Buckeyes are on a 9-game win streak entering the tournament, winning their last six games of the regular season and sweeping through the Big Ten tournament to win its record-tying third consecutive title.

Foster Making 25th NCAA Appearance, 12th Straight Overall
Head coach Jim Foster is making his 12th-consecutive trip to the tournament and his 25th overall with a record of 32-24 all-time. In Foster’s nine seasons at Ohio State, the Buckeyes have earned No. 1 (2006), No. 2 (2005, 2010), No. 3 (2009), No. 4 (2003, 2007, 2011) and No. 6 (2004, 2008) seeds in the tournament. Ohio State has earned at least a second-round finish in six of eight seasons under Foster, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2005 and 2009.

NCAA FINISHES
Besides the 1993 Final Four trip, the Buckeyes have advanced twice to the Elite Eight (1985, 1987) and have been “Sweet 16” participants on five occasions (1986, 1988, 1989, 2005, 2009). Ohio State’s participation also includes five first (1982, 1984, 1999, 2007, 2008) and six second round (1990, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010) finishes.

NO. 1 SEED AND THE FURTHEST TRIP
In 1993, Ohio State received its first No. 1 seed, playing in the East regional hosted in Richmond, Va. The Buckeyes defeated Western Kentucky and Virginia and became the first Big Ten team to advance to a Final Four and to play in a national championship game (vs. Texas Tech). The Buckeyes fell two points shy of the Red Raiders (84-82) in the final game. Ohio State also was the No. 1 seed in 2006, losing in the second round to Boston College (79-69) in West Lafayette, Ind.

Fastbreak Points
• Ohio State currently has an RPI ranking of No. 7 according to NCAA.com and boasts the fourth-toughest schedule in the country according to RealtimeRPI.com.

• Ohio State is 7-2 against ranked teams this season, defeating #11 Oklahoma, #9 Michigan State,  #18 Iowa, #23 Penn State, #10 Michigan State on the road and #24 Iowa and #11 Michigan State on back-to-back days in the Big Ten tournament. Its two losses came to No. 1 UConn Dec. 19 at Madison Square Garden and at No. 21 Iowa.

• With the win over No. 9 Michigan State Jan. 16, Ohio State picked up its first win over a top 10 opponent since Dec. 20, 2006 when No. 8 OSU defeated No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman, 74-67.

• The win at No. 10/8 Michigan State Feb. 24 marked the first time since the 2004-05 season that Ohio State recorded two wins over top 10 teams. That year, Ohio State defeated No. 6 Michigan State (68-54) and No. 7 Rutgers (52-50).

• The Buckeyes are averaging 77.7 points per game over their current nine-game win streak while giving up 63.6 (+14.1).

• Ohio State ranked second in the Big Ten with 74.1 points per game this year and first with 72.4 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes scored 90 points for the second time this season in a 90-67 win over Purdue Feb. 10.

• Jantel Lavender (2,748 points) became Ohio State’s all-time leading scorer Feb. 13 at Minnesota, breaking Katie Smith’s previous mark of 2,578 points.

• Lavender is the second-leading active scorer in the NCAA (2,748) behind UConn’s Maya Moore (2,909).

• Lavender holds the NCAA record with 10 or more points in 133 consecutive games — every game of Lavender’s career.

• Samantha Prahalis led the Big Ten and is third in the nation with 6.8 assists per game.

• Prahalis became Ohio State’s all-time assists leader (now with 682) with 11 in the win over No. 23 Penn State Feb. 17. She broke the old record of 643 held by Jamie Lewis. Prahalis did it in 93 career games, compared to Lewis’ 643 in 117 games.

• Prahalis recorded her first career triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against Northwestern.

• Prahalis is the only Buckeye to record at least 1,000 points and 650 assists.

• Brittany Johnson went over 900 career points with 17 in the win over Purdue Feb. 10 and now has 996 entering the NCAA tournament.

• Johnson hit five second-half 3FGs in the win at Purdue, including the game winner with 0.7 seconds remaining, and hit seven in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinal win over Iowa. She is now fourth on Ohio State’s all-time list with 206 makes.

Last Time Out
Jantel Lavender, the four-time Big Ten player of the year, and junior Samantha Prahalis each scored 23 points to lead fifth-seeded Ohio State past second-seeded Penn State 84-70 for the Buckeyes’ record-tying third consecutive tourney title. OSU has now won nine straight and became the only second team in the 17-year history of the Big Ten tourney to win three titles in a row. Purdue also did it from 1998-2000. And Lavender became the first player in tourney history to win three Most Outstanding Player awards. Prahalis scored 14 points in the first half when the Buckeyes took control. Lavender matched that total in the second half, extending her NCAA record of consecutive double-figure scoring games to 133. The Buckeyes also set a new championship game scoring record. Prahalis’ quick moves and nifty passes led to nine assists, leaving her only six behind Penn State’s Helen Darling as the career leader in Big Ten tourney play. Mia Nickson led the regular-season runner-ups with 17 points and Indy native Alex Bentley had 16 points. But after shooting 43 percent from 3-point range this season, Penn State was just 6 of 19 from beyond the arc — losing its fifth straight title game since winning the first two crowns. Ohio State took control with an early 9-0 run, turning a 12-8 deficit into a 17-12 lead. The Buckeyes still led 44-39 at the break, and then Lavender dominated the second half. She scored six straight points during one early flurry, turning a five-point cushion into a 55-44 Ohio State lead. After Prahalis’ steal and coast-to-coast layup, Lavender, the trailer on a fast break, put in another layup. She followed that with a 15-foot turnaround jumper and Tayler Hill then hit a 15-footer to give Ohio State a 63-48 lead with 12:40 to go. The Nittany Lions never got closer than nine the rest of the game.

Noting OSU’s Third Consecutive Big Ten Tournament Title
• Ohio State became the second team in Big Ten history to win three-straight tournaments (Purdue: 1998-2000).
• Ohio State set a Big Ten Tournament championship game record with 84 points scored in the win over Penn State.
• Jim Foster improved to 4-1 in Big Ten tournament title games. He is the first coach in conference history to win four tournament titles.
• Senior Jantel Lavender recorded her 133rd career double-digit scoring game with 23 points in the title game. She is now one game shy of tying the NCAA record for most double figure scoring games in a career. The record of 134 is currently held by Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris (2006-09).
• Lavender is the first three-time Most Outstanding Player award winner in tournament history.
• Samantha Prahalis set a Big Ten tournament championship game record with nine assists vs. Penn State.
• The Buckeyes’ eight blocked shots against Penn State set a new championship game record. Their 19 assists tied the championship game record.
• Freshman Ashley Adams set the championship game record with five blocked shots.
• Senior Brittany Johnson matched her single-game scoring high with 23 points in the quarterfinal win over Iowa.
• Johnson’s seven three-point baskets against Iowa were the second-most ever in a Big Ten Tournament.
• Jim Foster is the winningest active coach in Big Ten Tournament play with 18 victories. His .782 winning percentage (18-5) is tops among active coaches.
• The win over Iowa in the quarters gave Ohio State its ninth straight 20-win season.
• Ohio State played in the final for the seventh time in school history and the third-straight season overall.
• Senior Jantel Lavender set a Big Ten Tournament single-game scoring record with 37 points in the semifinal win over Michigan State.
• Since 1995, when the Big Ten postseason tournament was reinstated, the Buckeyes are 29-13 and have lost their first game of the tournament only once.
• The Buckeyes have reached the tournament championship game in six out of 10 years under Jim Foster.
• Foster is 8-1 all-time in the quarterfinal round, 6-3 in the semifinals and 4-1 in title games. Ohio State has an 14-2 mark overall since the 2006 tournament.
• Lavender has recorded a double-double in seven of her 10 career Big Ten tournament games.

Lavender Named Big Ten Player of the Year for a Record Fourth time
Ohio State senior center Jantel Lavender was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Year Feb. 28 by a panel of media voters, becoming the first women’s or men’s basketball player in conference history to earn the award four times. Lavender also is the only women’s basketball player among the Big Ten, ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-10 or SEC to accomplish the feat. She shares player of the year honors with Michigan State’s Kalisha Keane, who was voted top player by the conference coaches.
   
Junior Samantha Prahalis was named second team all-Big Ten by the media and third team by the coaches. Sophomore Tayler Hill was named to the all-defensive team by the coaches and was an honorable mention all-Big Ten pick by both the coaches and the media. Freshman center Ashley Adams was named to the all-freshman squad.
   
Lavender, a unanimous first team all-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media, led the Big Ten in scoring (22.6 ppg), rebounding (10.7 rpg) and field goal percentage (.532) this season en route to her fourth player of the year award. She also ranked in the top 10 in free throw percentage at 80.6 percent (125 of 155) and was fifth in the league with 51 blocked shots.
   
Lavender became the first Big Ten freshman to win POY honors (coaches) in 2008 when she shared the award with Wisconsin’s Jolene Anderson (media). Lavender won the award outright the previous two seasons. Ohio State has now had a player win POY honors in each of the past seven years after Jessica Davenport won the honor in 2005, ‘06, and ‘07.
   
Prahalis, who became Ohio State’s all-time assists leader as a junior, led the Big Ten and ranked fourth in the NCAA with 6.8 assists per game, while ranking 12th in the Big Ten with 14.1 points per game. She finished out the season strong, averaging 8.0 assists per game in the month of February as Ohio State closed out the regular season on a six-game win streak. Prahalis notched the first triple double at Ohio State since the 2006-07 season when she recorded 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against Northwestern Feb. 6.
   
Hill turned in solid all-around numbers for the Buckeyes in 2010-11, averaging 12.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals. She went to the free throw line a team-high 172 times this season, shooting just under 80 percent from the stripe. Hill flourished down the stretch for the Buckeyes, averaging 14 points and four assists while recording back-to-back 19-point games in wins at Minnesota and vs. No. 23 Penn State.
   
Adams was slowed by a knee injury in the preseason, but came on strong starting in the middle of January with a breakout game in a win at Illinois. She led the Big Ten in field goal percentage in conference play at .719 percent (46-of-64) and shot 17-of-20 from the floor in her last five games. Over her final 11 games Adams recorded 104 points (9.4 ppg), 67 rebounds (6.1), 19 assists and 32 blocked shots (2.9), including seven in the road win at Purdue.

Prahalis Breaks Assist Record
Lavender isn’t the only one rewriting the record books this season. Samantha Prahalis, who finished with 11 assists Feb. 17 against Penn State, became the school’s all-time assists leader in that game (now at 682), passing Jamie Lewis who held the old record of 643. Prahalis is the fastest Buckeye to record 500 and 600 assists in a career and, along with Lewis, is only the second Buckeye to record at least 1,000 points and 600 assists in a career. Last year, she set a Big Ten record with 289 assists in a season.

Lavender Sets Big Ten Player of the Week Record
Jantel Lavender extended her conference-record total of Big Ten Player of the Week honors to 19 earlier this season. In a victory over No. 23/25 Penn State, she posted a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards. At Purdue, the senior again totaled 23 points, this time hauling in nine rebounds to finish the week averaging 23.0 points and 10 boards.

Prahalis Named Lieberman Award Finalist
Samantha Prahalis was named one of 11 finalists for the 12th Annual Nancy Lieberman Award. The award is a national project of the Rotary Club of Detroit honoring the nation’s top collegiate point guard in Division I. The criteria for the award are the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman during her career. Sportswriters from across the country have determined this final nominee list and will select three finalists and one winner in April. The announcement of the three finalists and one winner will be made during the Final Four Weekend (April 3-5, 2011).
 

  Player School
1. Cetera DeGraffenreid North Carolina
2. Skylar Diggins Notre Dame
3. Dawn Evans James Madison
4. Melissa Jones Baylor
5. Sarah Miles West Virginia
6. Jeanette Pohlen Stanford
7. Samantha Prahalis Ohio State
8. Sam Quigley DePaul
9. Danielle Robinson Oklahoma
10. Jasmine Thomas Duke
11. Courtney Vandersloot Gonzaga

Noting The Buckeyes
Team Notes
• Ohio State recorded its ninth straight 20-win season under head coach Jim Foster, marking the 25th of Foster’s career and 12th consecutive overall.

• Ohio State has 191 wins over the last seven seasons, tied for the 10th most among NCAA Division I teams in that span.

• Ohio State is just one of nine Division I schools to win at least 20 games in each of the last nine seasons.

• After going 8-8 combined in the months of December and January, the Buckeyes finished strong, going 6-1 in February and 3-0 so far in March. 

• Nine of Ohio State’s 12 non-conference opponents – Temple, LSU, Eastern Michigan, ETSU, Virginia, Oklahoma, Syracuse, UConn and Duquesne – each won at least 20 games last season, including five that went to the NCAA tournament, two to the Final Four and three to the WNIT.

• Ohio State went 7-2 against ranked teams this season, defeating #11 Oklahoma, #9 Michigan State,  #18 Iowa, #23 Penn State, #10 Michigan State on the road and #24 Iowa and #11 Michigan State on back-to-back days in the Big Ten tournament. Its two losses came to No. 1 UConn Dec. 19 at Madison Square Garden and at No. 21 Iowa.

• With the win over No. 9 Michigan State Jan. 16, Ohio State picked up its first win over a top 10 opponent since Dec. 20, 2006 when No. 8 OSU defeated No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman, 74-67.

• The win at No. 10/8 Michigan State Feb. 24 marked the first time since the 2004-05 season that Ohio State recorded two wins over top 10 teams. That year, Ohio State defeated No. 6 Michigan State (68-54) and No. 7 Rutgers (52-50).

• Ohio State is averaging 74.1 points per game this season, second best in the Big Ten and 28th in the NCAA. They have scored 70 or more 21 times, at least 80 11 times and has had two 90-point games in a 95-84 win over No. 11 Oklahoma and a 90-67 win over Purdue Feb. 10.

• Ohio State is 20-2 this season when scoring 70+ points and 13-0 when scoring at least 80. They are 3-7 when scoring fewer than 70. Ohio State was 25-0 last season when scoring 70 or more and 6-5 when scoring fewer.

• Defensively, OSU has allowed just two teams to shoot 50 percent this season. The first was No. 1 UConn (.500) Dec. 19 at Madison Square Garden. The second was No. 23 Penn State Feb. 17 in an 89-67 Buckeye win. Ohio State also held No. 9 Michigan State, winners of 14 straight games coming in, to its second-lowest point total of the season while holding the Spartans to 29.0 percent shooting.

• Ohio State is 140-13 at home overall under Jim Foster and 113-9 since the start of 2004-05.

• Ohio State is 17-3 this year and 86-9 since the start of the 2007-08 season when they tie/make more than its opponents at the line. Last season Ohio State made 125 more free throws (573) than opponents attempted (448) and went 27-3 when they made more than the opposition.

• Since the start of Ohio State’s Big Ten championship run in 2004-05, the Buckeyes are 51-5 in Big Ten games at Value City Arena.

• Ohio State had been ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for 130 straight weeks until the streak was snapped the week of Jan. 31, 2011. They returned to the rankings at No. 18 in the March 7, 2011 AP poll.

#42 JANTEL LAVENDER
• Lavender has scored in double figures in all 133 career games, an NCAA record for most consecutive double-figure scoring games. The previous record was held by Mississippi State’s LaToya Thomas from 1998-2002, doing so in all 125 career games. The record for most overall double-figure scoring games is 134 by Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris from 2006-2009 (in 137 games).

Most Career Double Figure Scoring Games Overall in NCAA History:

1. Courtney Paris, Oklahoma 134
2. Jantel Lavender, Ohio State 133
3. Sophia Young, Baylor 130
4. Jackie Stiles, Missouri State 127
  Alana Beard, Duke 127

• With 29 points at Minnesota Feb. 13, Lavender became Ohio State’s all-time scoring leader (now at 2,748), breaking Katie Smith’s previous record of 2,578. Lavender is just the second player in Big Ten history to eclipse 2,700 points. Lavender is now 171 points shy of Kelly Mazzante’s Big Ten record of 2,919 points set from 2001-04 while at Penn State.

• Lavender also broke Katie Smith’s school record of 124 consecutive starts and has now started all 133 games of her career.

• Lavender leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth in the NCAA in scoring at 22.7 ppg. She also leads the Big Ten and ranks 15th in the NCAA with 10.9 rebounds.

• One month ago, Jantel became the Big Ten’s all-time leading rebounder in the game against Michigan and now has 1,390. She broke the 26-year-old record of 1,273 previously held by Indiana’s Denise Jackson.

• Lavender became the first three-time winner of the Big Ten tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award. She scored a tournament single-game record with 37 points in the win over No. 1 seed Michigan State.

• Lavender recorded 22 points and 22 rebounds in the win over Indiana Jan. 5. Her 22 boards set a Value City Arena record and were the most by a Buckeye since Martha Baker grabbed 22 in a game back in 1976.

• Lavender has 17 double-doubles this season and 74 in her career, the most among active Big Ten players. The Buckeyes are 59-15 overall in her career when she records a double-double.

• Lavender is the first player in Big Ten history to make 1,100 career field goals. She is now the Big Ten’s all-time leader with 1,110 field goals, breaking the old record of 1,051 held by  Penn State’s Kelly Mazzante.

#21 SAMANTHA PRAHALIS
• Prahalis became the Ohio State’s all-time assists leader this season (682), passing Jamie Lewis (643). Prahalis is the fastest Buckeye to record 500 and 600 assists in a career and is only the Buckeye to record at least 1,000 points and 650 assists in a career.

• Prahalis set a Big Ten tournament championship game record with nine assists in the win over Penn State March 6. She scored 23 points on 9-of-16 from the floor in that game and held PSU’s top scorer, Maggie Lucas, to 1-of-10 from the field and 0-of-6 from three.

• Prahalis notched her first career triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against Northwestern Feb. 6. It marked the first triple-double since Jessica Davenport in 2007.

• Prahalis is second on the team with 14.1 ppg and leads the Big Ten with 6.8 assists per game — good for third best in the NCAA.

• Prahalis is averaged 8.0 assists in the month of February with 56 helpers in seven outings.

• Prahalis has 15 games this year with seven or more assists. Ohio State is 13-2 in those games.

• Prahalis scored a season-high 25 points against Michigan Jan. 27 when she tied a career high with five made three-point field goals.

• Prahalis scored 23 points in the win over Indiana Jan. 5, hitting three 3FG’s. Against No. 18 Iowa, she recorded 10 points and 8 assists while holding Iowa’s top scorer, Jamie Printy, to just 2-of-8 from the field and 1-of-5 from three. She also held Penn State’s top scorer, Maggie Lucas, to just eight points on 3-of-10 shooting.

• With 21 points and 11 assists in the win over No. 23 Penn State, Prahalis recorded her sixth double-double of the season. She had a 12-point, 12-assist performance in the win over Purdue Feb. 10 and also had double-doubles with 15 points and 15 assists vs. Oklahoma back in December, 10 and 10 vs. Bethune Cookman and 21 points and 11 assists in the win over UNCW.

• Last season, Prahalis was just the second Division I player since 1999-2000 to average at least 16.0 points and 8.0 assists per game. La’Terrica Dobin (16.0, 8.1) from Northwestern State was the only other player to do it in 2003-04.

• Prahalis set a Big Ten single-season record with 289 assists last season.

• Prahalis set an Ohio State record with 48 consecutive free throws made last season. It was the second-longest streak in Big Ten history and the fifth-longest in NCAA history.

#4 TAYLER HILL
• Hill, a member of the Big Ten’s all-defensive team and honorable mention all-Big Ten, tied a career high with 19 points in the win at Minnesota while dishing out a career-high seven assists and hitting her final eight free throws to help Ohio State secure the road win. She then scored 19 again in the win over No. 23 Penn State.

• Hill recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Illinois, despite going 0-of-10 from the field.

• Hill has went to the free throw line a team-high 186 times this season, shooting 78.0 percent from the stripe overall.

• Hill started the first three games at point guard for the Buckeyes, playing all 120 minutes, scoring 44 points, grabbing 16 rebounds, dishing out 10 assists and recording seven steals.

• Hill converted the go-ahead basket at LSU with a driving layup in the final minute to give Ohio State the 59-55 victory.

#40 BRITTANY JOHNSON
• Johnson is the team leader with 75 3FGs. She hit seven 3FGs in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinal win over Iowa — the second-most ever in a Big Ten tournament game. She scored 23 points in that game, tying her career high.

• Johnson hit five second-half 3FGs in the win at Purdue, including the game winner with 0.7 seconds remaining.

• Johnson is now fourth on Ohio State’s all-time list with 206 makes.

• Ranks second in the Big Ten with 2.9 makes per game in Big Ten play.

• Johnson scored 22 points on a career-high tying seven 3FGs in the win at Illinois Jan. 20.

• Johnson went over 900 career points with 17 in the win over Purdue Feb. 10. She now has 996 points, 4 shy of the 1,000-point mark.

#33 ASHLEY ADAMS
• Adams, a member of the Big Ten’s all-freshman team, led the Big Ten in field goal percentage in conference play at .719 percent (46-of-64). She is 26-of-34 from the floor in her last eight games.

• Over the final 11 games of the regular season, Adams recorded 104 points (9.4), 67 rebounds (6.1), 19 assists and 32 blocks (2.9), including seven in the win at Purdue.

• Adams scored a season-high 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting against Northwestern Feb. 6 and then recorded her first career double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks at Minnesota to help her win Big Ten freshman of the week honors for the second time this season.

• Adams came out of nowhere off the bench in the win over Illinois Jan. 20 to record 13 points, nine boards, four assists, five blocks and three steals. That game earned her first career start the next game against No. 18 Iowa where she scored 16 points while grabbing seven rebounds. She then won Big Ten freshman of the week honors for her efforts.

• Adams recorded a season-high seven blocked shots in the road win at Purdue to help Ohio State come back from an 11-point deficit.

OSU Tough at Home Under Foster
Since the start of the 2004-05 season, Ohio State has amassed a remarkable 113-9 record at home and a 98-8 record at Value City Arena (13-1 at St. John Arena, 2-0 at Nationwide Arena). The Buckeyes have posted two perfect home records under head coach Jim Foster, going 14-0 in his first year in 2002-03 and 17-0 in 2004-05.

Buckeyes at home in the Foster era:
2002-03    14-0
2003-04    13-4
2004-05    17-0
2005-06    16-1
2006-07    16-1
2007-08    16-1
2008-09    16-2
2009-10    19-1
2010-11    13-3
Total         140-13

Buckeyes Boast Four McDonald’s All-Americans
Ohio State once again boasts four McDonald’s High School All-Americans on its 2010-11 roster. Jantel Lavender and Alison Jackson played in the 2007 contest in St. Louis while Samantha Prahalis played in the 2008 game in Milwaukee and freshman Tayler Hill in 2009.

More Milestones for Foster
This season Ohio State recorded its ninth consecutive 20-win season, marking the 25th of Coach Foster’s career, his 12th consecutive overall and his ninth in Columbus, the most of any coach at Ohio State. Foster has done it each year at Ohio State since his first season in 2002-03, including two 30-win seasons (2004-05, 2009-10).

Foster, who coached his 1000th career game Dec. 5, 2010 in the win over Oklahoma, won his 700th game Dec. 31, 2009 with an 86-60 win at Northwestern.
   
He is just the second collegiate coach — men’s or women’s at any level — to win at least 200 games at three different schools (C. Vivian Stringer is the other). Foster spent 13 seasons at St. Joseph’s (248-126) and 11 at Vanderbilt (256-99) before coaching at Ohio State.

OSU vs. Conference USA

Houston 1-1
UCF 0-0
Rice 0-0
Tulane 0-0
East Carolina 0-1
Memphis 1-1
UTEP 0-0
UAB 1-0
SMU 0-0
Southern Miss 0-1
Marshall 10-1
Tulsa 0-0
Total 13-5

OSU vs. The ACC

Boston College 7-3
Clemson 0-1
Duke 0-1
Florida State 0-1
Maryland 2-2
Miami (FL) 2-0
North Carolina 3-3
N.C. State 0-1
Georgia Tech 0-0
Virginia 6-1
Virginia Tech 0-0
Wake Forest 0-0
Total 20-13

OSU vs. Mid-American Conference

Akron 6-0
Ball State 5-2
Bowling Green 24-3
Buffalo 0-0
Central Michigan 4-1
Eastern Michigan 2-1
Kent State 11-3
Miami (Ohio) 12-5
Northern Illinois 2-0
Ohio 23-0
Temple 1-0
Toledo 2-0
Western Michigan 7-1
Total 99-16