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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.%^$

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The loss to the Badgers snapped a five-game winning streak forthe Buckeyes over Wisconsin. It also marked the first win forWisconsin over Ohio State in UW’s Kohl Center, where the Buckeyeswere 3-0 entering the game.%^$

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Ohio State extended its streak of consecutive games with atleast one 3-point goal made when Brent Darby hit a 3-pointer latein the first half. Ohio State has connected on at least one 3-pointgoal in 269-consecutive games.%^$

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Ken Johnson started his 111th career game. He is tied forfifth-place with Kelvin Ransey (111, 1977-80) and is one of eightplayers in OSU history to eclipse 100 career starts.%^$

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Johnson blocked three shots in the game, giving him 398 in hiscareer. That leaves him 30 behind former Penn State star CalvinBooth, who rejected 428 from 1995-99.%^$

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With 79 blocked shots this season, Johnson stands tied for No.7 on the OSU single-season chart with Herb Williams (1978). Johnsonholds the top two spots on the chart with 161 last season and 100in 1998-99. Johnson will next shoot for the No. 6 spot, also heldby Williams with 81 in 1979.%^$

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The 42 points scored by the Buckeyes were the fewest by aBuckeye team since a 55-41 loss at Michigan State (2/7/96).