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THE TIP
No. 6/7 ranked Ohio State (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) continues its first home stand of the season vs. Boston College (3-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Buckeyes and Golden Eagles meet for the third time in two seasons. Last year, Boston College bounced Ohio State from NCAA tournament play after OSU claimed an overtime win in Chestnut Hill, Mass., during the non-conference schedule.

Boston College (3-0, 0-0 ACC)
at
No. 6/7 Ohio State (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Tuesday, Nov. 21 – 7 p.m. (EST)
Value City Arena (18,5,00) – Columbus, Ohio

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

LAST GAME: BUCKEYES OPEN HOME SLATE WITH VICTORY OVER NO. 19/20 USC
Ohio State opened its home season with a 77-58 victory over No. 19/20 USC at Value City Arena. Jessica Davenport led all scorers with 26 points and the Buckeyes forced USC into 22 turnovers. Ohio State closed the first half on a 9-2 run and started the second half on another 9-2 run to break the game open. Brandie Hoskins scored 17 points and had a game-high seven assists.

Ohio State turned USC’s miscues into 27 points and owned the lane, outscoring The Women of Troy, 38-14, in the paint.

Davenport, who played in her 100th career game vs. USC, recorded her 300th career block at the 15:30 mark of the second half. Davenport is just the second player in Big Ten history to block 300 shots in her career.

Star Allen led the Buckeyes with a career-best seven rebounds and added 12 points, the second most in her career. Maria Moeller had six steals and had two of Ohio State’s 18 assists.

BY THE HUNDREDS, DAVENPORT REACHES CAREER MILESTONES
Playing in her 100th career game vs. USC, Jessica Davenport reached several career milestones. Davenport had four blocked shots and 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 302 career blocks.

With six rebounds Sunday, Davenport also surpassed 800 for her career and now has 805. Davenport is the fifth Buckeye all-time to record 800 career rebounds.

With 26 points, Davenport also surpassed 1,700 for her career. She has scored 1,712 career points to rank seventh in OSU history. Davenport also has 1,100 career field goal attempts.

BUCKEYES AND BC SPLIT MEETINGS LAST SEASON
GAME 1 – Despite shooting just 32 percent in regulation, Ohio State connected on 4-of-5 field goal attempts and 7-for-10 from the free throw line in overtime to pull out a 66-61 win at Boston College Dec. 3, 2005. Marscilla Packer knocked down her fifth 3-point goal in the extra session to put the Buckeyes ahead for good at 62-57 with just more than a minute to play in the game. She scored a then-career-best 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting from behind the arc.

The Buckeyes held a slight 23-22 advantage at halftime despite shooting just 30 percent in the opening frame. Ohio State scored the first 10 points of the second half to take a 33-22 lead with 16:57 left on the clock. Packer knocked down a pair of 3’s and Jessica Davenport and Brandie Hoskins added buckets during the 10-0 spurt.

The Eagles, however, used a methodical 17-6 run of their own over the next nine minutes to tie the game at 39-all with 8:13 to go. With the game tied again at 46 with 5:37 to play, BC’s Kathrin Ress scored a lay-in and Brittany Johnson converted two free throws to give the Eagles their largest lead of the game with just more than two minutes to go. Seconds later, Davenport committed her fifth foul of the game. Without their No. 1 scoring option, Ohio State turned to the free throw line as Debbie Merrill, Kim Wilburn and Packer all combined to hit 5-of-6 free throws to send the game into overtime tied at 50.

Merrill had a game-high 12 rebounds, while Hoskins and Davenport added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Wilburn had four steals as the Buckeyes forced 21 BC turnovers in 17 points.

GAME 2 – Boston College avenged a regular-season loss to Ohio State by bumping the top-seeded Buckeyes from the 2006 NCAA Tournament with a 79-69 victory in a second-round contest in West Lafayette, Ind.

The Golden Eagles connected on 7-of-13 tries from beyond the 3-point arc, with six of those makes coming from guard Kindyll Dorsey, who was 6-of-10 from 3-pt. territory. Packer, who was 3-of-9 from 3, and the Buckeyes struggled from the outside, hitting just 4-of-16 attempts.

Jessica Davenport, who led the Buckeyes with 21 points and seven rebounds, helped Ohio State gain an early lead, but BC fought back to take a 36-33 advantage into the locker room at half. Ohio State could not overcome a cold-shooting second half (37 percent) and Boston College countered by knocking down 12-of-20 FG tries (60 percent) in the second stanza to eventually hand Ohio State its first loss in 21 contests. The Golden Eagles also won the rebounding battle (36-33) and converted 14-of-17 free throw tries against Ohio State’s 5-for-9 clip from the charity stripe.

OSU-BC SERIES
Ohio State and Boston College meet for the 10th time in the series Tuesday. The Buckeyes lead the all-time set, 6-3, but have dropped three of the last four meetings.

The 66-61 Ohio State win at Boston College Dec. 3, 2005 was the eighth meeting between the Buckeyes and Eagles and the first with BC as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The two squads met again March 21, 2006 in the second round of the NCAA tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. Boston College emerged with a 79-69 win and advanced to the Sweet 16.

Ohio State won the first five meetings in the series.

BUCKEYES SHARE RECENT TOURNAMENT HISTORY WITH BOSTON COLLEGE
Three of the last four meetings between Ohio State and Boston College have occurred in the NCAA tournament. In 1999, Boston College defeated Ohio State, 72-59, in a first-round matchup in Knoxville, Tenn. Boston College also showed the Buckeyes the exit from NCAA play in 2004 with a 63-48 decision in Columbus. Last season, Boston College ended Ohio State’s postseason with a 79-69 decision in the second round of NCAA play in West Lafayette, Ind.

EAGLE SCOUT
Boston College has opened the 2006-07 season with a 3-0 record. Kathrin Ress, a senior forward, leads BC with an average of more than 15 points a game. She is one of three Golden Eagles who pull down more than six rebounds a game.

Boston College returns three starters from the 2005-06 season, including guard Kindyll Dorsey, who hit six 3-point field goals en route to 24 points in BC’s NCAA win over Ohio State last season. She is the leading returning scorer for the Golden Eagles at 11.3 points per game in 2005-06.

BC completed its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2005-06 and finished with a 21-12 overall mark and a 6-8 league ledger.

Cathy Inglese began her 14th season with Boston College by scoring her 360th career win with a 68-60 victory Nov. 12 vs. Sacred Heart.

OHIO STATE WELCOMES BACK ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACH
Nancy Darsch, Ohio State head coach from 1985-97, returns 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).

LUCKY NO. 77s
Ohio State has scored 77 points in each of its first two games this season. The Buckeyes opened the year with a 77-41 win at Army Nov. 12 before scoring a 77-58 victory over USC Sunday.

NOTING THE WIN OVER USC

The Buckeyes forced 22 USC turnovers and converted them into 27points Sunday. Ohio State had an 18-4 advantage in points offturnovers in the first half. The Buckeyes converted 51 percent oftheir FG attempts (26-51). In the last two seasons, Ohio State haswon 19 consecutive games when hitting at least 50 percent of theirFG tries. The Buckeyes shot 63.6 percent (14-22) in the secondhalf. Ohio State made 22 free throws in 28 attempts Sunday (.786),including a 12-13 mark in the second half. Ohio State outscoredUSC, 38-14, in the paint, including an 18-2 advantage in the firsthalf. In its two games this season, Ohio State has outscored itsopponents in the paint 82-28. The Buckeyes outscored Army 44-10 inthe season opener Nov. 12. The Buckeyes held USC scoreless from the11:40 mark to 6:29 in the first half and closed the half on a 9-2run over the final 3:45 to take a 35-24 advantage at the break. TheBuckeyes opened the second half on a 9-2 spurt until during thefirst two-plus minutes to take a 44-26 lead at the 17:28 mark. Inits opener at Army, Ohio State started the second half on a 10-0.Maria Moeller had six steals Sunday, the most by a Buckeye sinceKim Wilburn had seven vs. Dayton Nov. 30, 2005. As a team, OhioState had 18 assists for the second consecutive game.

SHARED SCORING
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.

BUCKEYE DEBUTS
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.

DOUBLE-TIME
Jessica Davenport recorded the 32nd double-double of her career with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Ohio State’s win at Army.

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

FRONTCOURT PRECISION
In the victory at Army, Ohio State’s frontcourt players combined to make 18-of-24 field goal attempts. Davenport’s 9-10 clip led the way. Star Allen (1-1), Alice Jamen (0-1), Lesslee Mason-Cox (0-1), Tamarah Riley (5-6) and Andrea Walker (3-5) made up the remainder of the 18-24 mark.

The five frontcourt players helped Ohio State end the game with a 44-10 advantage in points in the paint.

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 SEVENTH IN 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 held steady at No. 7 in the AP rankings.

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. 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.

Boston College (Nov. 21) visits VCA this season as well and has received votes in the last two polls.

BC SECOND OF SEVEN NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS ON NON-LEAGUE SCHEDULE
In their first three games to start the 2006-07 season, the Buckeyes face 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 play 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 (68-57, Dec. 11) and BC (66-61 in OT, Dec. 3) in the 2005-06 regular season.

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.

HOME OPENERS
With the win over USC, 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 17-2 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 12 OF LAST 13
The Buckeyes are 12-1 in their last 13 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 33 of its last 34 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 17 REGULAR SEASON GAMES
After the win at Army Nov. 12, Ohio State has won 21 of its 22 games overall and its last 16 regular season contests.

With its victory over Holy Cross 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.

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.

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 671-of-1,100 FG tries for a .610 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. 21 vs. Boston College
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 .424 (103-243) 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 302.

MAGIC NO. 60
Ohio State has won 31 of its last 32 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 58 of its last 60 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 298 career blocked shots and a .610 field goal percentage (671-1,100).

Overall, Davenport rates second in career blocks (302) 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.

UP NEXT
Ohio State plays host to the 2006 Buckeye Classic at St. John Arena. The Buckeyes play in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Cornell at 1 p.m. Saturday and face either Davidson or Montana at either noon or 2 p.m. Sunday.