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Jan. 24, 2001

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Sophomore Sean Connolly started for the fourth time this seasonat guard. He started all 30 contests as a freshman two seasons agoat Providence before transferring to Ohio State. The Buckeyes haveused just two different starting lineups this season. The loss tothe Badgers snapped a five-game winning streak for the Buckeyesover Wisconsin. It also marked the first win for Wisconsin overOhio State in UW’s Kohl Center, where the Buckeyes were 3-0entering the game. Ohio State extended its streak of consecutivegames with at least one 3-point goal made when Brent Darby hit a3-pointer late in the first half. Ohio State has connected on atleast one 3-point goal in 269-consecutive games. Ken Johnsonstarted his 111th career game. He is tied for fifth-place withKelvin Ransey (111, 1977-80) and is one of eight players in OSUhistory to eclipse 100 career starts. Johnson blocked three shotsin the game, giving him 398 in his career. That leaves him 30behind former Penn State star Calvin Booth, who rejected 428 from1995-99. With 79 blocked shots this season, Johnson stands tied forNo. 7 on the OSU single-season chart with Herb Williams (1978).Johnson holds the top two spots on the chart with 161 last seasonand 100 in 1998-99. Johnson will next shoot for the No. 6 spot,also held by Williams with 81 in 1979. The 42 points scored by theBuckeyes were the fewest by a Buckeye team since a 55-41 loss atMichigan State (2/7/96).