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January 3, 1999

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Michael Redd led the Buckeyes to an overtime win no. 19Wisconsin on the road with 30 points, which tied his second highestscoring effort in his career. Redd connected on 11 of 20 (.550) forthe game, including a 1 of 3 effort from three-point range. He alsoknocked down 7 of 9 free throws (.778) in the win. %^$

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He scored 17 consecutive OSU points during one stretch, thefinal 12 to end the first half and the first five to begin thesecond. He scored his first points of the game with 7:42 to play inthe first half to begin the run which ended when Ken Johnson hit ajumper with 16:06 to play in the second half breaking Redd’sstreak. Redd hit the next shot (14:56) for the Buckeyes giving him19 of 21 points from 7:42 of period one to 14:56 of the secondhalf. %^$

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The 30 points was just two shy of his career-high of 32 setagainst Penn State (2/28/98). The 30-point effort tied the outinghe had against USC (12/15/97). %^$

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The overtime win for the Buckeyes was the first on the roadsince a 79-77 victory over Northwestern (1/11/86). %^$

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The OSU overtime win was against UT-Chattanooga in Columbus84-83 Dec. 15, 1994. Ohio State last faced Wisconsin in an overtimegame Feb. 26, 1977, an OSU 82-80 victory. %^$

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The Buckeyes are 4-2 all-time against Wisconsin in overtimegames. %^$

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The last time the Buckeyes defeated a ranked team in overtimewas Feb. 23, 1993 when Ohio State downed no. 1 Indiana in Columbus81-77. %^$

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The win over no. 19 Wisconsin was the first win over a rankedopponent for OSU since a 73-67 win over no. 17 Indiana Jan. 30,1997. %^$

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The win broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked opponents. %^$

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The last road win over a ranked opponent was a 73-71 win at no.8 Michigan Jan. 2, 1997. %^$

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The Buckeyes will face five ranked opponents in its next sixgames. %^$

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The win over Wisconsin gave the Buckeyes its first win of theseason when trailing at the half (1-3). Ohio State entered the game11-0 when leading at the half. %^$

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Junior Ken Johnson has recorded back-to-back career highs inblocks. He had 11 vs. Miami and 12 vs. the Badgers. %^$

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Freshman Boban Savovic had a career high three 3-pointersagainst Wisconsin. %^$

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Ohio State will play its 1,200th Big Ten game (vs. currentmembers) Saturday against Indiana. The Buckeyes are 601-598 againstBig Ten opponents. %^$

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The Buckeyes improved to 75-53 against Wisconsin. %^$

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The Buckeyes are 2-0 to start the Big Ten for the first timesince the 1993 Big Ten season when OSU downed Penn State on theroad 71-68 (1/5/93) and no. 22 Iowa 92-81 (1/9/93). The last timeOhio State started 3-0 in the league was during the 1992 Big Tenslate.