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Jan. 11, 2001

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Despite the loss, Ohio State still leads the series withIllinois, 29-12. OSU is 14-4 all-time vs. the Illini in Columbus.Illinois has won six of the last seven matchups with theBuckeyes.%^$

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Courtney Coleman scored a career-high 22 points in the game,topping her previous high of 19, set vs. Northwestern (1/7/01). Shealso swatted a career-best three shots, besting her previous highof one, set several times during her career.%^$

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With her 3-point goal early in the first half, Jamie Lewisextended her streak of consecutive games with a 3-point field goalmade to 17 (including exhibitions). Lewis finished the game 3-of-10from behind the arc.%^$

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Lewis inched closer to the top of the assists chart at OhioState, dishing out five assists vs. Illinois. With 515 careerassists, Lewis stands 47 behind first-place Yvette Angel (562).%^$

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Lewis also continued to move up the all-time steals ledger,posting three in the contest, which leaves her with 159 in hercareer. Lewis moves into sole possession of eighth place on thechart and stands nine behind seventh-place Audrey Burcy (168).%^$

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D’wan Shackleford grabbed nine rebounds in the contest and isaveraging eight rebounds per game in conference play. CourtneyColeman (8.5) is the only Buckeye averaging more boards inconference play.%^$

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DiDi Reynolds shot 3-of-5 from 3-point range and 13-of-25 (52%)from behind the arc this season.%^$

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Playing with just six healthy players, the Buckeyes had five oftheir six players play at least 30 minutes. Jamie Lewis played theentire 40 minutes, while Tomeka Brown logged 39 minutes andCourtney Coleman earned 38 minutes.%^$

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The game was plagued by two shot-clock malfunctions whichforced two alternate clocks to be put into play. The second delayresulted in a 21-minute stoppage in play.