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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 the Buckeyes.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. With her 3-point goalearly in the first half, Jamie Lewis extended her streak ofconsecutive games with a 3-point field goal made to 17 (includingexhibitions). Lewis finished the game 3-of-10 from behind the arc.Lewis inched closer to the top of the assists chart at Ohio State,dishing out five assists vs. Illinois. With 515 career assists,Lewis stands 47 behind first-place Yvette Angel (562). Lewis alsocontinued to move up the all-time steals ledger, posting three inthe contest, which leaves her with 159 in her career. Lewis movesinto sole possession of eighth place on the chart and stands ninebehind seventh-place Audrey Burcy (168). D’wan Shackleford grabbednine rebounds in the contest and is averaging eight rebounds pergame in conference play. Courtney Coleman (8.5) is the only Buckeyeaveraging more boards in conference play. DiDi Reynolds shot 3-of-5from 3-point range and 13-of-25 (52%) from behind the arc thisseason. Playing with just six healthy players, the Buckeyes hadfive of their six players play at least 30 minutes. Jamie Lewisplayed the entire 40 minutes, while Tomeka Brown logged 39 minutesand Courtney Coleman earned 38 minutes. The game was plagued by twoshot-clock malfunctions which forced two alternate clocks to be putinto play. The second delay resulted in a 21-minute stoppage inplay.