No. 4 Ohio State (23-9) vs. No. 5 Georgia Tech (24-10)
Monday, March 21, 2011
7:20 p.m. ET
St. John Arena – Columbus, Ohio
TV: ESPN2 (Jon Sciambi, Stephen Bardo)
Radio: The Fan 1460 AM (Marty Bannister, Kristin Watt)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 4-seed Ohio State will square off against No. 5-seed Georgia Tech at 7:20 p.m. Monday night at St. John Arena for the right to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 in Dayton next weekend. The Buckeyes defeated the No. 13-seed UCF Knights, 80-69, Saturday after the Yellow Jackets eliminated 12th-seed Bowling Green, 69-58.
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Noting the Buckeyes and the win over UCF
• Ohio State is looking to advance to its second Sweet 16 in three years, its third under head coach Jim Foster and its eighth overall.
• Head coach Jim Foster is now 33-24 all-time in the NCAA tournament and 9-8 at Ohio State.
• Ohio State extended its season-long win streak to 10 games with the victory over UCF.
• Monday will be the first meeting between Ohio State and Georgia Tech.
• Ohio State is now 13-2 in its last 15 postseason games (9-0 at the Big Ten tournament and 4-2 in NCAA play).
• Jantel Lavender recorded her 75th career double-double and her 18th of the season with 30 points and 11 rebounds in the win over UCF.
• Lavender’s 30 points Saturday tied for third-most all-time by a Buckeye in NCAA play and the most by a Buckeye in an NCAA tournament since Nikita Lowry scored 30 in 1989.
• With her 11 boards, Lavender went over 1,400 career rebounds.
• Brittany Johnson became the 29th Buckeye to go over the 1,000-point mark with 14 points. She is one of three active players with at least 1,000 points (Lavender, Prahalis).
• Samantha Prahalis recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 assists. Prahalis now has 200 assists on the season for the second consecutive year (289 last season) and has 692 for her career.
• Ohio State is now 14-2 this season when Prahalis records 7 or more assists.
• Ohio State is now 21-2 this season when scoring 70 or more and 14-0 when scoring at least 80.
• The Buckeyes are now 18-3 this year and 87-9 since the start of the 2007-08 season when they make more than their opponents at the line.
• It was the first meeting between Ohio State and UCF and the Buckeyes are now 14-5 all-time against teams from Conference USA.
• Ohio State has allowed just two teams to shoot 50 percent this season.
• Lavender has now started all 134 games of her career – a school record.
• Lavender has scored in double figures in all 134 career games, an NCAA record for most consecutive double-figure scoring games and tied for the most overall with Courtney Paris who did it in 137 games overall.
• Ohio State has 192 wins over the last seven seasons, tied for the 10th most among NCAA Division I teams in that span.
• Ohio State is just one of nine Division I schools to win at least 20 games in each of the last nine seasons.
• After going 8-8 combined in the months of December and January, the Buckeyes have finished strong, going 6-1 in February and 4-0 so far in March.
• Lavender has 18 double-doubles this season and 75 in her career, the most among active Big Ten players. The Buckeyes are 60-15 overall in her career when she records a double-double.