Nov. 23, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio – THE TIP
No. 6/7 ranked Ohio State returns to historic St. John Arena to play host to the 2006 Klosterman Buckeye Classic. The Buckeyes look to win their sixth-consecutive home tournament when they face Cornell at 1 p.m. Saturday. With a victory, the two-time defending Big Ten champion Buckeyes will tip off against either Davidson or Montana in the championship game at 2 p.m. Sunday.
LAST GAME: BUCKEYES OUTLAST BOSTON COLLEGE IN TWO OVERTIMES
Ohio State reached a 17-point lead over Boston College three times Tuesday, but saw BC bury six 3-point field goals in a furious comeback to force overtime. Boston College finished regulation on a 23-6 run during the last four minutes to push the Buckeyes into the first of two OT periods at tied at 61. BC guard Kindyll Dorsey netted four of her seven 3’s in the comeback and helped the Golden Eagles take a 70-66 lead with just more than a minute left in the first OT. Ohio State’s frontcourt tandem of Jessica Davenport and Star Allen both hit jumpers near the lane to knot the score at 70 and force a second extra session. The Buckeyes owned the second overtime, outscoring BC, 10-2, and claiming an 80-72 win, despite watching Davenport foul out midway through the period. Ohio State freshman guard Maria Moeller played all 50 minutes and tormented Boston College with seven steals and played a hand in 27 BC turnovers. Davenport recorded her 33rd career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Brandie Hoskins led the Buckeyes with 20 points and had four steals of her own. Allen contributed 16 points, with 11 coming in the second half and overtime periods. Allen added nine rebounds. The Buckeyes trailed Boston College, 16-9, at the 13:55 mark of the first half, but used a 13-0 run from 11:53 to 4:20 to take a 22-16 lead and took a 26-23 advantage into halftime. Ohio State opened the second half on an 8-0 spurt to take a 34-23 lead with 15:59 to play. The Buckeyes limited BC to just one field goal during the first 9:43 of the second half en route to the 17-point advantage. The Buckeyes attempted a season-high 33 free throws Tuesday and connected on a season-best 22.
THE FULL 50
Maria Moeller became the first Buckeye to play 50 minutes in a game played at Value City Arena. She had a game and career-high seven steals Tuesday, giving her 13 steals in her last two games. She 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. 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.
DROP IT LIKE ITS HOSKINS
Brandie Hoskins has scored double figures in all three games this season and led the Buckeyes with 20 points in the win Tuesday over Boston College. Hoskins leads the Buckeyes with 4.7 assists per game and has shown no ill-affects from her ruptured Achilles’ tendon she suffered in the loss to BC in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.
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 304 career blocks. Davenport also surpassed 800 rebounds for her career vs. USC and now has 815. Davenport 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 1,731 career points to rank seventh in OSU history.
The win over BC Tuesday 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 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 Tuesday and last season, a 66-61 win at BC Dec. 3.
WIN THE LANE, WIN THE GAME
Ohio State outscored BC, 42-22, in the paint. In its three games this season, Ohio State has outscored its opponents in the lane 124-50. The Buckeyes were 24-0 when outscoring its opponents in the paint last season.
Jessica Davenport fouled out Tuesday vs. Boston College, marking just the second time in 101 career games Davenport has fouled out. Both instances came against Boston College in overtime. Davenport was forced out of the game at BC last season in a 66-61 overtime win Dec. 3.
BUCKEYE CLASSIC MVPx2
For the second year in a row, Jessica Davenport was named Buckeye Classic MVP in 2005. She scored 20 points in the win against Western Illinois and added 18 points the first tilt vs. Nicholls State. For the tournament, she shot 17 of 22 (.773) from the field and grabbed 19 rebounds. In the 2004 event, Davenport scored 37 points and collected 12 boards in wins over Yale and Bradley en route to MVP honors.
BUCKEYE CLASSIC OPPONENTS
Ohio State has never faced Cornell, Davidson or Montana in its 41-plus years of women’s basketball. Cornell competes in the Ivy League, while Davidson plays in the Southern Conference and Montana represents the Big Sky. All-time, Ohio State is 5-1 vs. the Ivy League and 4-0 vs. teams from the Big Sky. The Buckeyes have not faced an opponent from the Southern Conference.
A LOOK AT CORNELL
Cornell comes into the game Saturday with an 0-3 record. The Big Red are coming off a 73-59 loss to Bucknell. Cornell welcomes back four starters from the 2005-06 season, including Jeomi Maduka, a 6-2 sophomore forward, who averaged almost 15 points and eight rebounds a game last year. Lindsay Krasna and Claire Perry also averaged double figures last season at 10.3 and 12.9 points per game, respectively. Dayna Smith now is in her sixth season as head coach at Cornell.
THE DAVIDSON REPORT
The Wildcats come into the 2006-07 season returning four starters from a year ago. Jessica Mitchell, a senior, captains the team from her guard spot. She averaged nearly 12 points per game last season. Tia Washington, also a senior guard, netted nearly 10 points a game last season and topped the squad with 93 assists. She is the daughter of Ed Baldwin, Ohio State’s director of basketball operations. Davidson is 3-1 this season, winning its last game, 66-48, at Winthrop. Washington had five assists and three Wildcats scored 10 points. Annette Watts is in the midst of her sixth season with Davidson. Through five years, she posted a record of 76-58, including a 17-12 mark in 2005-06.
Montana is led by veteran head coach Robin Selvig. He has manned the Lady Grizz sideline for more than 28 seasons and has compiled nearly 650 career wins. Last season, the Lady Grizz finished 21-7 and took second place in the Big Sky with a league mark of 10-4. Montana topped Gonzaga, 88-79, Sunday to up its record to 2-0 this season. Five Lady Grizz scored in double figures, led by Johanna Closson’s 25 points. Mandy Morales, a sophomore, leads three returning starters this season. She poured in nearly 16 points a game in her first collegiate season in 2005-06. Tamara Guardipee is the leading returning rebounder for the Lady Grizz at six per game.
2005 BUCKEYE CLASSIC RECAP
Ohio State won its fifth consecutive Buckeye Classic team title with a 75-36 victory against Western Illinois and a 94-35 first-round triumph over Nicholls State in St. John Arena. Jessica Davenport was named Buckeye Classic Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row after scoring 38 points and grabbing 21 rebounds in the two games. Brandie Hoskins and Debbie Merrill joined Davenport on the all-tourney team as they helped the Buckeyes connect on 65 percent of their field goal attempts against Nicholls State and even 50 percent in the championship game win over Western Illinois. Ohio State took commanding early leads in both games, jumping ahead 17-2 over Nicholls State and 15-2 vs. Western Illinois. The Buckeyes held Nicholls State without a made field goal for more than 16 minutes in the first half and held a 54-7 advantage several minutes into the second period as they cruised to the semifinal victory. Against Western Illinois, Hoskins ignited a 19-0 Buckeye run to close the first half, knifing through the lane for a lay-in and dishing to Kim Wilburn for a score in transition. Ohio State carried a 38-13 lead into the break and 56 percent shooting in the second half led to the lopsided win.
OHIO STATE WELCOMED BACK ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACH
Nancy Darsch, Ohio State head coach from 1985-97, returned to Columbus Tuesday 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.
NOTING THE WIN OVER BC
The Buckeyes attempted a season-high 33 free throws Tuesday, their most since they attempted 33 against Canisius in a 90-58 win Dec. 22, 2005 in Value City Arena. Ohio State and Boston College met for the 10th time in the series Tuesday. The Buckeyes lead the all-time set, 7-3. Ohio State won the first five meetings in the series. Jessica Davenport missed her first free throw this season Tuesday. She came into the game 12-for-12. Davenport was 7-9 from the line Tuesday. BC’s Kindyll Dorsey made seven 3-point attempts Tuesday, setting a Value City Arena record for most 3-point FG by an Ohio State opponent. The previous record was five 3-point field goals by Penn State’s Kelly Mazzante Jan. 25, 2004.
Ohio State had four players score in double digits vs. USC. In the last two seasons, the Buckeyes are 9-1 when four players reach double figures in points. The only loss was against Boston College March 21 in the second round of the 2006 NCAA tournament.
Sophomore Star Allen and freshman Maria Moeller made their first starts as Buckeyes at Army. Fellow freshmen Cherise Daniel, Shavelle Little, Lesslee Mason-Cox and Andrea Walker also made their Ohio State debuts vs. the Black Knights.
Jessica Davenport recorded the 33rd double-double of her career with 19 points and 10 rebounds in Ohio State’s win vs. Boston College. Davenport finished the 2006 season with 13 double-doubles after totaling 14 in the 2005 campaign. As a freshman, Davenport had four double-doubles.
MOELLER IN RARE COMPANY
Maria Moeller started at point guard for the Buckeyes at Army. 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. Ohio State finished the 2005-06 season rated eighth and peaked at No. 2 in the March 6 and 13 polls.
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.
BC THIRD OF 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. Tuesday, 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 homestand 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 matchup 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.
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.
In Jim Foster’s five-year tenure as head coach, Ohio State has posted a 18-2 mark in games played in November. The Buckeyes, undefeated in November last season at 4-0, have won their last nine 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 13 OF LAST 14
The Buckeyes are 13-1 in their last 14 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 19 REGULAR SEASON GAMES
After the win over No. 22 Boston College Nov. 21, Ohio State has won 23 of its 24 games overall and its last 19 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.
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.
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 680-of-1,114 FG tries for a .608 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.
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 .423 (104-246) 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 304.
MAGIC NO. 60
Ohio State has won 32 of its last 33 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 59 of its last 61 games when holding a lead at the break.
DAVENPORT AMONG BIG TEN’S ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS
Jessica Davenport has 1,686 points so far in her career to lead all Big Ten active scorers. She also tops active players with 304 career blocked shots and a .608 field goal percentage (680-1,114). 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 seventh all-time at OSU with 1,664, is Ohio State’s 12th player to score 1,500 career points.
Ohio State returns to Value City Arena to play host to Longwood at 7 p.m. Nov. 30.