Ohio State (2-0) 88, Tennessee State (0-1) 41
Value City Arena
Nov. 14, 2007
The 47-point win marks the largest winning margin since the Ohio State outscored Eastern Kentucky 85-38, Nov. 21, 2006
All of the 13 Buckeyes reached the scoring column. The Buckeye bench also played a major role, outscoring the Lady Tigers bench 40-20.
Ohio State opened the game on a 19-0 run, holding Tennessee State scoreless for the first 8:52 of the game. The Buckeyes held the Lady Tigers to 0-15 shooting during that run.
With the win, Jim Foster, Ohio State head coach, it now 51-8 at Ohio State in non-conference regular-season games.
The Buckeyes are now 78-6 all-time at home in the Jim Foster era and 51-2 (43-2 at VCA) in the last three-plus seasons.
Jantel Lanvender continues to impress early in the Buckeyes’ season, scoring 14-points in the first half. Lavender finished the game with 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting with three blocks. This helped the Buckeyes to a 28-12 point advantage in the paint.
Ohio State forced the Lady Tigers into 14 first-half turnovers while committing only seven. The Buckeyes turned those turnovers into 26 points. For the game the Buckeyes turned 27 Tennessee State turnovers into 46 points.
The Buckeyes shot 18-31 (58.1 percent) in the first half and shot 55.7 percent (34-61) for the game. Ohio State led the nation in field goal percentage last season (50.7 percent) and has been ranked in the Top 5 nationally in field goal percentage in each of Foster’s five season at Ohio State as head coach.
Cherise Daniel saw her first action as a Buckeye this season and made the most of it going a perfect 3-3 from the field and scoring seven points.
Tennessee State’s starters we held to just two field goals (2-16, 12.5 percent) in the first half and scored only five total points. For the game the starting Lady Tigers went 8-36 (22.2 percent) from the field. This season Ohio State has held opposing team’s starting fives to just 29.4 percent (20-68) from field goal range.
In the first half the Buckeyes’ shot 3-4 on 3-point field goals and shot 77.8 percent (7-9) for the game. This is best 3-point shooting percentage for the Buckeyes since they shot 63.6 percent (7-11) against Wisconsin Feb. 15, 2007. Brittany Johnson, Cherise Daniel, Maria Moeller and Marscilla Packer were all perfect from behind the arc. Ashlee Trebilcock was 2-of-3 and Sarah Schulze was 1-of-2.
The Lady Tigers were held to only 23.1-percent shooting (6-26) in the first half and ended the game on shooting 17-56 (30.4 percent).