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Nov. 28, 2006

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THE TIP
No. 6/6 Ohio State (5-0) returns to Value City Arena to face Longwood (3-3) after claiming its sixth-consecutive Buckeye Classic title over the weekend in St. John Arena.

Longwood (3-3, 0-0 Independent)
at
No. 6/6 Ohio State (5-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

7 p.m. (EST), Thursday, Nov. 30
Value City Arena (18,500) – Columbus, Ohio

Radio/Internet
WOSU 820-AM/www.wosu.org
Play-by-Play: Marty Bannister, Analyst: Toni Roesch

Television -None

SERIES INFORMATION
Series Record…………………. first meeting

LAST TIME OUT: BUCKEYES CLAIM SIXTH CONSECUTIVE BUCKEYE CLASSIC CROWN
Jessica Davenport won her third-consecutive Buckeye Classic MVP award and No. 6/6 Ohio State claimed its sixth straight team title with an 83-43 win Sunday over Montana. The Buckeyes reached the title game by defeating Cornell, 77-43, in the semifinals Saturday.

Davenport averaged 23 points and 10.5 rebounds in the two-game tournament at St. John Arena. She made 9-of-10 field goal attempts in the semifinal win Saturday over Cornell and netted 9-of-11 in the Montana victory.

Brandie Hoskins averaged 18 points a game and handed out 14 assists in the tourney to earn her third All-Buckeye Classic team award. Hoskins was torrid from the field in the two games as well, combining to shoot 16-for-22 from the floor. Marscilla Packer, 10.0 points a game, also was named to the all-tourney squad. Hoskins had two transition lay ups, Star Allen scored a pair of buckets and Packer netted a 3-pointer to fuel Ohio State’s 15-2 lead over the Lady Grizz less than four minutes into the game. Hoskins added a 3-pointer of her own and another fast-break lay up as Ohio State moved out to a 22-5 lead at the 14:00 mark and never looked back.

Saturday vs. Cornell, Ohio State charged to a 9-2 lead at the 17:12 mark on a Star Allen reverse lay in. Cornell pulled back within four at 13-9 after 3-point field goal at 13:24, but that was the closest the Big Red would get. A basket in the lane by OSU’s Andrea Walker and a pair of free throws from Hoskins added to a 19-2 run over the next seven-plus minutes to put Ohio State up 32-11 with five minutes to go in the half.

Up 44-21 at intermission, OSU’s Davenport and Hoskins had back-to-back fast-break lay ups to push Ohio State’s lead to 56-27 with 14:30 to play and the Buckeyes gained their largest lead of 39 at 71-32 on a lay up by Lesslee Mason-Cox with 5:01 to go.

BUCKEYE CLASSIC MVPx3
Jessica Davenport was named 2006 Buckeye Classic Most Valuable Player. It was her third Buckeye Classic MVP in the last three seasons. She is the first player to be named Buckeye Classic MVP three times in a career. Katie Smith (1993-96) and Tracey Hall (1985-88) each won a pair of Buckeye Classic MVP honors.

In the two-game tournament, Davenport made 18-of-21 field goal attempts, grabbed 21 rebounds and blocked a Buckeye Classic record 10 shots. She also had five assists, including a season-best four helpers in the championship game win over Montana. Davenport also converted 10-of-11 tries at the free throw line.

DAVENPORT SCORES 10TH CAREER BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR Jessica Davenport was named Big Ten Player of the Week Monday by the conference office.Last week, Davenport turned in three consecutive double-double performances in victories over No. 22 Boston College, Cornell and Montana. The latter two wins earned Ohio State its sixth-consecutive Buckeye Classic tournament title and helped Davenport claim tourney MVP honors for the third year in a row.

Davenport averaged 21.6 points per game and 10.3 rebounds in the three outings. She also blocked 12 shots and made 72 percent of her FG attempts (24-34).

The weekly award is Davenport’s 10th of her career, which is second all-time behind the 17 of Penn State’s Kelly Mazzante. Davenport currently leads the Big Ten with 22.6 points and 4.0 blocked shots per game. She also tops the conference with a 72 percent field goal percentage (42-58).

BUCKEYES LEAD THE BIG TEN PACK Several Ohio State players front individual stat categories in the latest release of the Big Ten report. Jessica Davenport tops the league in scoring at 22.6 points a game and is No. 1 in blocked shots at 4.0 per contest. Her 72 percent (42-58) FG rate ranks first as well.

Fellow senior Brandie Hoskins leads the Big Ten at 5.6 assists a game and is third in scoring at 17.2 a game.

Junior Marscilla Packer and freshman Maria Moeller also represent the Buckeye backcourt in the league rankings. Packer is first in assist-to-turnover ratio at 7.5-to-1 and Moeller leads the conference with 3.6 steals a game and averages a league-best 35.6 minutes per outing.

DAVENPORT MOVES INTO FOURTH IN OHIO STATE CAREER SCORING With her 55 points during the three games Nov. 21-26, Jessica Davenport moved from seventh all-time in scoring at Ohio State to fourth. She now stands at 1,777 points and trails third-place Averill Roberts (1,818/ 1990-93) by just 41 points. Katie Smith (1993-96) tops Ohio State’s list at 2,578 and Tracey Hall (1985-88) rates second at 1,912.

With 695 career field goals, Davenport is closing in on becoming just the fourth Buckeye to record 700 career FG.

DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOSKINS
Brandie Hoskins has scored double figures in all five games this season and has at least 17 points in her last four games. She led the Buckeyes with 20 points in the win Nov. 21 over Boston College.

Hoskins has ignited the Buckeye offense as well, leading the Big Ten with a 5.6 assist per game average. Hoskins has shown no ill-affects from her ruptured Achilles’ tendon she suffered in the loss to BC in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

BUCKEYES TURN IT AROUND AT THE LINE
Ohio State ranked last in the Big Ten in 2005-06 with a 65 percent clip at the free throw line, making 327 of 500 attempts. This season, the Buckeyes are connecting at a 73 percent mark, converting 80 of 109 tries at the charity stripe. Jessica Davenport has made 90 percent of her FTs at 29-32 and Marscilla Packer has netted all seven of her FTs.

WIN THE LANE, WIN THE GAME
Ohio State outscored Montana, 56-14, and Cornell, 44-12, in the paint in the Buckeye Classic. In its five games this season, Ohio State has outscored its opponents in the lane 224-76.

The Buckeyes were 24-0 when outscoring its opponents in the paint last season.

PACKER KEEPS POSSESSION
Marscilla Packer fronts the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio at 7.5-to-1. She has dished 15 assists this season against just a pair of turnovers.

As a team, Ohio State ranks first in the Big Ten at 1.26 assists per one turnover.

DOUBLE-TIME
Jessica Davenport has recorded double-doubles in points and rebounds in four of the first five games this season. She now has 35 double-doubles in her career.

Davenport finished the 2006 season with 13 double-doubles after totaling 14 in the 2005 campaign. As a freshman, she had four double-doubles.

THE FULL 50
Maria Moeller became the first Buckeye to play 50 minutes in a game played at Value City Arena vs. No. 22 Boston College Nov. 21. She had a game and career-high seven steals vs. BC and also set a career-best with five rebounds.

STAR SHINES IN SECOND HALF VS. BC
Sophomore forward Star Allen played a career-best 31 minutes against Boston College Nov. 21. Twenty-three of those minutes came in the second half, when Allen scored 11 of her 16 points and pulled down five rebounds. Allen connected on two decisive field goals in the overtime periods. She drew the Buckeyes back to within two with a bucket in the lane with a minute to play in the first OT. Her 3-point play in the second extra session sent the Buckeyes to the win, putting Ohio State up 77-72 with a minute to go.

BY THE HUNDREDS, DAVENPORT REACHES CAREER MILESTONES
Playing in her 100th career game vs. USC Nov. 19, Jessica Davenport reached several career milestones. Davenport recorded her 300th career block at the 15:30 mark of the second half. She is just the second player in Big Ten history to block 300 shots in her career. Trish Andrew had 367 blocks for Michigan from 1989-93. Davenport has 314 career blocks. Davenport also surpassed 800 rebounds for her career vs. USC and now has 836. She is the fifth Buckeye all-time to record 800 career rebounds.

With 26 points vs. USC, Davenport also surpassed 1,700 for her career. She has scored 1,777 career points to rank fourth in OSU history.

OVERTIME FACTS
The win over Boston College Nov. 21 was the second double-overtime game at Value City Arena and the first since Ohio State dropped a 74-71 decision to Purdue in two extra sessions Feb. 11, 2001.

Ohio State now is 2-1 in overtime games under head coach Jim Foster, including 1-0 at Value City Arena and 1-0 in double-overtime. The Buckeyes’ last two overtime games both have come against Boston College, including Nov. 21 and a 66-61 win at BC Dec. 3, 2005.

RARE OCCURRENCE
Jessica Davenport fouled out vs. Boston College, marking just the second time in 101 career games Davenport has fouled out. Both instances came against BC in overtime. Davenport was forced out of the game at BC last season in a 66-61 overtime win Dec. 3.

A LOOK AT LONGWOOD
Longwood recently competed in the UNC-Greensboro Thanksgiving tournament. The Lancers dropped both contests in the event to fall to 3-3 on the season. Longwood lost to North Carolina A&T in the consolation game, 79-63, after falling to host Greensboro, 81-50, in the semifinals. The Lancers play host to Campbell Tuesday before heading to Columbus to face the Buckeyes.

Longwood is led by Odessa Williams, who has come off the bench in all six games to post 10.5 points per game and 4.2 rebounds. Guard Becky Fernandes tops the team with 24 assists and 20 steals.

Head coach Pamela Bass is in her first season with Longwood.

Based in Farmville, Va., Longwood competes independently in athletics. The school was founded in 1839 and its 2006 enrollment is 4,350.

OHIO STATE WELCOMED BACK ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACH
Nancy Darsch, Ohio State head coach from 1985-97, returned to Columbus Nov. 21 as an assistant coach with Boston College. The Buckeyes’ all-time leader in victories with 234, Darsch guided Ohio State to four Big Ten championships and a national runner-up finish in 1993. The Buckeyes reached the NCAA tournament seven times under Darsch, including five-consecutive trips from 1986-90. From 1986-89, Darsch and the Buckeyes compiled a Big Ten record of 65-7 and claimed three Big Ten crowns. Darsch mentored three All-Americans at Ohio State, including two-time honorees, Tracey Hall (1987 and ’88) and Katie Smith (1993 and ’96).

Darsch was honored prior to tip off Tuesday and was presented an honorary plaque from Phyllis Bailey, former Buckeye head coach and senior women’s administrator.

SHARED SCORING
Ohio State had four players score in double digits vs. Montana Sunday. In the last two seasons, the Buckeyes are 10-1 when four players reach double figures in points, including a 77-58 win over USC Nov. 19. The only loss was against Boston College March 21 in the second round of the 2006 NCAA tournament.

BUCKEYE DEBUTS
Sophomore Star Allen and freshman Maria Moeller made their first starts as Buckeyes at Army Nov. 12. Fellow freshmen Cherise Daniel, Shavelle Little, Lesslee Mason-Cox and Andrea Walker also made their Ohio State debuts vs. the Black Knights.

MOELLER IN RARE COMPANY
Maria Moeller started at point guard for the Buckeyes at Army Nov. 12. She is one of a handful of freshman starting point guards in the NCAA this season.

Of the 324 schools in Division I, only nine teams started a freshman at the point in their first game of the season.

True Freshman Starting Point Guards
Maria Moeller – Ohio State
Kristen Dalton – Lehigh
Nikki Davis – Alabama
Quenese Davis – San Diego State
Allison Holiday – UNLV
Carla Jacobs – Cincinnati
Monique Jefferson – Centenary College
Rae Lin D’alie – Wisconsin
FahKara Malone – Purdue

DAVENPORT TABBED BIG TEN PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jessica Davenport was named 2006-07 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year Oct. 29 at conference media day. Davenport was honored in a vote by both media and league coaches. The 6-5 center from Columbus Independence was named preseason P.O.Y last season as well.

Davenport has claimed the last two Big Ten player of the year honors and has led the Buckeyes to back-to-back conference championships. She was a unanimous selection for both the coaches and media preseason All-Big Ten team. Davenport was joined on the first team by Wisconsin’s Jolene Anderson, Penn State’s Amanda Brown, Purdue’s Katie Gearlds and Iowa’s Megan Skouby.

BUCKEYES LAND TOP PRESEASON BIG TEN VOTE
As a unit, Ohio State was voted to successfully defend its two-year claim to the conference crown. Ohio State received all first-place votes from both the coaches and media. The Buckeyes ranked ahead of second-place Purdue and third-place Michigan State.

BUCKEYES NO. 6 IN USA TODAY/WBCA/ESPN AND AP PRESEASON POLLS
Ohio State ranked No. 7 in the preseason releases of the 2006-07 USA Today/WBCA/ESPN and Associated Press polls Nov. 1 and 8, respectively. The Buckeyes moved up one spot to No. 6 in the Nov. 14 WBCA poll and jumped to No. 6 in the AP rankings Nov. 21 and held steady in both polls Nov. 28.

Ohio State finished the 2005-06 season rated eighth and peaked at No. 2 in the March 6 and 13 polls.

RANKED OPPOSITION
Ohio State pocketed its first win over a ranked opponent this season when it knocked off No. 19/20 USC Nov. 19, 77-58, in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes moved to 2-0 vs. ranked foes with the victory over No. 22 Boston College (80-72, 2ot) Last season, the Buckeyes were 8-2 vs. ranked opponents.

In his four-plus seasons at Ohio State, head coach Jim Foster is 28-17 vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 25.

The Buckeyes were one of three Big Ten squads ranked in the preseason polls. Purdue was slated 11th by AP and 13th by the coaches, ahead of Michigan State’s No. 17 standing in both rankings.

Oklahoma ranked third overall and is the highest rated Ohio State opponent in 2006. The Buckeyes and Sooners play Dec. 20 in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma landed two first-place votes. LSU, a Final Four team the last three seasons, landed a preseason No. 10 position. The Lady Tigers welcome the Buckeyes to Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 10. Kentucky, rated 15th in AP and 16th by the coaches, visits Value City Arena Jan. 6. No. 22 Southern Cal serves as the Buckeyes’ opponent in its home opener Nov. 19.

In the Nov. 14 polls, Washington broke into the Top 25 at No. 23 in the AP. The Huskies play at Ohio State Dec. 3.

SEVEN NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS ON NON-LEAGUE SCHEDULE
In their first three games to start the 2006-07 season, the Buckeyes faced three NCAA tournament squads from a year ago. After the season-opening win at Army, Ohio State returned to Columbus for a win in the home opener vs. USC, an at-large selection from the PAC-10. Nov. 21, the Buckeyes played host to a rematch with Boston College, which ended Ohio State’s postseason in the second round of NCAA play last year (March 21). The Buckeyes topped both USC (77-58, Nov. 19) and BC (80-72 in 2OT, Nov. 21).

The Buckeyes wrap up their first home stand with Washington Dec. 3. The Huskies reached the second round of the NCAA tourney last season before losing to LSU, which is the next NCAA squad on OSU’s 2006-07 schedule. The Lady Tigers, a Final Four qualifier for the third consecutive season, visited Columbus last year and knocked off the Buckeyes. Ohio State returns the home-and-home Dec. 10 in Baton Rouge, La.

Another challenging road match up awaits the Buckeyes Dec. 20 when they travel to Norman, Okla., to face 2006 National Freshman of the Year Courtney Paris and defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma. The Buckeyes edged the Sooners last season at VCA, when Davenport banked in the game-winning shot over Paris in the waning seconds. Oklahoma reached the “Sweet 16” last season.

The non-conference schedule wraps up with NCAA tourney squad Kentucky at VCA Jan. 6. The Buckeyes and Wildcats contest will be nationally televised by CBS at noon. Kentucky advanced to the second round in the 2006 NCAA tournament.

HOME OPENERS
With the win over USC Nov. 19, the Buckeyes have won their last seven home openers, including all five with head coach Jim Foster. Ohio State’s last loss in a home opener came against Kentucky in a 92-84 overtime defeat to Kentucky in the first women’s game played at Value City Arena.

NOVEMBER REIGN
In Jim Foster’s five-year tenure as head coach, Ohio State has posted a 20-2 mark in games played in November. The Buckeyes, undefeated in November last season at 4-0, have won their last 11 games played in the 11th month.

The two losses came on the road at Notre Dame, 66-62, in the Preseason WNIT Nov. 20, 2004 and at Villanova, 58-51, Nov. 29, 2002.

DAVENPORT NAMED WOODEN AWARD CANDIDATE
For the third consecutive season, Jessica Davenport is a preseason candidate for the John R. Wooden Award for national player of the year.

The Wooden Award announced its Top 30 preseason candidates for the 2006-07 Women’s Wooden Award Nov. 2. The list is composed of 30 student-athletes who, based on individual performance last season and team records, are the early frontrunners for the award. These top 30 candidates are comprised of returning players, although transfers, freshmen, medical redshirts and other players who excel throughout the season will be evaluated and considered for both the Midseason Top 20 list and the National Ballot. Players not on the preseason list are eligible for the midseason list and ballot.

DAVENPORT NAMED TO 2006-07 WBCA WADE TROPHY WATCH LIST
Jessica Davenport, the two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, is on the WBCA Wade Trophy national player of the year award watch list for the third-consecutive season. The WBCA announced the list Aug. 25.

The watch list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are members of an NCAA Division I institution and are selected based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability. The national awards committee who selects these candidates is comprised of leading basketball coaches, journalists and basketball administrators.

BUCKEYES FLOURISH IN NON-LEAGUE SCHEDULE, WINNERS IN 15 OF LAST 16
The Buckeyes are 15-1 in their last 16 non-conference regular season games. Ohio State completed its 2005-06 non-conference schedule with a 10-1 record. The only defeat came at home Dec. 15, 64-48, to then-No. 3/3 LSU. The Buck

At home since the 2002-03 season, Ohio State has won 34 of its last 35 games vs. non-conference opponents during the regular season in Value City Arena. The LSU defeat last season snapped the Buckeyes’ 28-game home win streak against non-league foes.

OSU VICTORIOUS IN ITS LAST 21 REGULAR SEASON GAMES
Ohio State has won 25 of its 26 games overall and its last 21 regular season contests.

With its victory over Oakland in the first round of the 2006 NCAA tournament March 19, the Buckeyes increased their win-streak to 20 games, which tied the longest victory run in OSU history. The streak was snapped March 21 by Boston College in a 79-69 loss in the NCAA second round.

Ohio State also had 20-consecutive wins in the 1984-85 campaign.

BUCKEYES WELCOME SIX NEWCOMERS IN 2006-07
A deep and highly-touted freshman class joins the Ohio State squad this season. The group features three guards and a pair of frontcourt players. Cherise Daniel, Maria Moeller and Shavelle Little all should see significant playing time this season. Daniel, a 5-11 product of Columbus Eastmoor Academy, adds height and athleticism, while Moeller is a prototype point guard from Marion Local in Maria Stein, Ohio. Little comes to Ohio State after pocketing nearly seven steals per game at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Leslee Mason-Cox and Andrea Walker will play on the block. Mason-Cox, from Cincinnati Princeton, is an athletic forward. At 6-1, she can score and rebound. Walker will spell Davenport at center. The 6-5 West Allegheny, Pa., native swatted more than five shots per game and converted at almost a 70 percent field goal clip as a senior.

TREBILCOCK’S CLOCK TICKS TO DECEMBER
Ashlee Trebilcock, a transfer guard from UCLA in 2006, is eligible to play in mid-December. She has been able to practice with the Buckeyes since last January, but has not seen game action since her final contest with the Bruins vs. Charlotte Nov. 25, 2005.

SHADES OF SCARLET AND GRAY ON TEAM USA
During the last two offseasons, Ohio State has splashed shades of scarlet and gray on Team USA, helping the Americans claim three gold medals in three events.

Most recently, Marscilla Packer connected on a scorching 69 percent (20-29) on 3-point attempts in helping lead the U.S. Under-20 squad to the gold medal in Mexico City. Packer topped all U.S. scorers in the five-game tournament vs. teams from the Americas.

In April, Jessica Davenport contributed to the U.S. Senior Team and joined former Buckeye Katie Smith, an Olympian in 2000 and `04, in pocketing the gold at the 2006 Opals Challenge in Australia.

The Australian tour was the second USA basketball tournament for Davenport in the last two seasons. She linked up with teammate Brandie Hoskins and helped the U.S. Junior Team roll through the 2005 World University Games with a perfect 7-0 record.

DAVENPORT MOVES INTO NO. 1 SPOT ALL-TIME IN FG PERCENTAGE AT OSU
Jessica Davenport connected at a .618 (241-390) field goal percentage clip in 2005-06, which ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten and has been good enough to slip past former Buckeye Courtney Coleman into the No. 1 spot all-time at OSU.

For her career, Davenport has made 695-of-1,134 FG tries for a .613 percentage. Coleman made 596 of 988 attempts from 2000-03 for a mark of .603.

Marita Porter holds the all-time single-season record of .667 (72-108) set in 1996-97.

BUCKEYE BROADCASTS The game Nov. 12 at Army served as the first of five national telecasts for Ohio State. The Buckeyes play twice on ESPN2 at Oklahoma Dec. 20 and at Purdue Jan. 29. Ohio State welcomes Kentucky for a CBS broadcast Jan. 6, two days after playing host to Minnesota in a game set to be aired on College Sports Television.

The Buckeyes also will appear twice on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Jan. 11 at Penn State and Feb. 18 vs. Michigan State. Ohio State’s game at LSU will be aired by Cox Sports South.

LIVE STREAMING BROADCASTS THIS SEASON
This season, a total of 13 Ohio State home games will be available online with streaming broadcasts at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com. As part of the All-Access pass available through ohiostatebuckeyes.com, fans can watch games live via internet connection.

Games Available at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com
Nov. 30 vs. Longwood
Dec. 3 vs. Washington
Dec. 16 vs. Alabama A&M
Dec. 17 vs. Howard
Jan. 4 vs. Minnesota
Jan. 14 vs. Northwestern
Jan. 21 vs. Illinois
Jan. 25 vs. Indiana
Feb. 4 vs. Iowa
Feb. 15 vs. Wisconsin
Feb. 22 vs. Penn State

PACKER KEEPING PACE WITH LONG-DISTANCE RECORDS
Marscilla Packer’s .462 percent clip (79-171) from 3-point land in the 2005-06 season established an Ohio State single-season record and narrowly missed the Big Ten single-season mark for highest 3-point FG percentage.

Packer’s mark finished ahead of the Ohio State standard Caity Matter set at .451 (105-235) in the 2002-03 campaign. The Big Ten single-season record of .464, posted by Michigan State’s Lindsay Bowen (77-166) was in doubt until the Buckeyes’ final game of the season. Packer ranked fifth nationally in 3-point FG percentage last season.

For her career, Packer now stands at No. 1 all-time at Ohio State with a .417 (106-252) rate from 3-point range. Matter ranks second at .411 (270-657).

DAVENPORT TOP BUCKEYE BLOCKER, CHASING BIG TEN STANDARD
Against Wisconsin Jan. 26, Jessica Davenport became the all-time leader at Ohio State in blocked shots. She swatted four Badger field goal tries to surpass former Buckeye Mary Sivak (1979-82) as the No. 1 career shot blocker in Ohio State history.

Davenport swatted the record-setting rejection with 4:30 left in the first half to surpass Sivak’s career total of 241. Davenport and Sivak are the only two players in OSU annals to notch 200 career blocks. Davenport is the only Buckeye to record 250 career blocks, She led the Big Ten in blocked shots in each of her first three seasons, setting a Buckeye record in 2005-06 with 116 swats. She stands No. 2 all-time in blocks in the Big Ten at 314.

MAGIC NO. 60
Ohio State has won 34 of its last 35 games when scoring at least 60 points. In the 2005-06 season, Ohio State went 29-1 when scoring 60 or more points, losing only to Boston College, 79-69, in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

HALFTIME ADVANTAGE LEADS TO WINS
Ohio State has won 61 of its last 63 games when holding a lead at the break.

DAVENPORT AMONG BIG TEN’S ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS
Jessica Davenport has 1,777 points so far in her career to lead all Big Ten active scorers. She also tops active players with 314 career blocked shots and a .613 field goal percentage (695-1,134).

Overall, Davenport rates second in career blocks (304) to Michigan’s Trish Andrew, who had 367 from 1989-93. Davenport also sits in second place for career field goal percentage, trailing only Purdue’s Camille Cooper, who had a .608 clip (657-1,081) from 1998-2001.

DAVENPORT BECOMES SECOND-YOUNGEST BUCKEYE TO SCORE 1,500
With 24 points vs. Iowa (Feb. 12, 2006), Jessica Davenport became the second-youngest Buckeye to score 1,500 career points.

Former Buckeye All-American Katie Smith scored 2,578 points in her career and reached the 1,500-point plateau with 13 points against Purdue Dec 31, 1994. Smith reached 1,500 at the age of 20 years, 5 months and 27 days.

As of the game Feb. 12 vs. Iowa, Davenport’s age was 20 years, 8 months and 12 days.

In 2004-05, Davenport became Ohio State’s 24th and second-youngest student-athlete (to Smith) to post 1,000 career points against Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament (March 6, 2005).

Davenport, who ranks fourth all-time at OSU with 1,777, is Ohio State’s 12th player to score 1,500 career points.

UP NEXT
Ohio State concludes its six-game home stand vs. Washington at 2 p.m. Sunday in Value City Arena.