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Jan. 18, 2001

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%^$ Ohio State is now 40-5 all-time and 11-2 this season at Value City Arena. Michigan is now 0-2 in VCA.%^$

%^$ Ohio State leads the all-time series 79-67 over Michigan. OSU has won four straight meetings with the Wolverines by an average of 15.25 points per game.%^$

%^$ Boban Savovic scored a career high 17 points, topping his previous best of 16, set vs. Tennessee-Martin during his freshman season (12/14/98). He also tied a career high with four steals, matching his previous best, set vs. Michigan at the 1999 Big Ten Tournament (3/5/99).%^$

%^$ Savovic has played some of his best basketball against Michigan, averaging 9.25 points per contest. That includes a zero-point performance during his freshman season.%^$

%^$ Ohio State extended its streak of consecutive games with at least one 3-point goal made when Brian Brown hit a 3-pointer early in the first half. Ohio State has connected on at least one 3-point goal in 267-consecutive games.%^$

%^$ Ken Johnson started his 109th career game. He stands two starts behind fifth-place Kelvin Ransey (111, 1977-80) and is one of eight players in Ohio State history to eclipse 100 starts in his Buckeye career.%^$

%^$ Johnson blocked six shots in the game, giving him 389 in his career. That leaves him 39 behind former Penn State star Calvin Booth, who rejected 428 from 1995-99.%^$

%^$ In seven career games, Johnson has 26 career blocks against Michigan – his most against any Big Ten foe.%^$

%^$ Johnson, second in field goal percentage (.697) during Big Ten play, continued his torrid shooting with a 7-of-11 performance. Johnson entered the contest trailing only Michigan’s Josh Moore, who came in 9-of-9 from the field, but went 0-for-2 in tonight’s contest.%^$

%^$ With 70 blocked shots this season, Johnson stands ninth on the OSU single-season chart – just eight behind eighth-place Herb Williams (78). Johnson holds the top two spots on the chart with 161 last season and 100 in 1998-99.%^$

%^$ Sean Connolly drilled all six of his free throw attempts. He has not missed a free throw since the St. John’s game, going 14-of-14.%^$

%^$ OSU hit 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from 3-point range, marking the second straight game the Buckeyes have topped the 50-percent mark from long range. OSU shot 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from 3-point range vs. Minnesota.