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Feb. 3, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s basketball game at Michigan State Feb. 20 will be shown live on ESPN2, the Big Ten Conference announced Thursday. The No. 2/3 Buckeyes will take on the No. 10/10 Spartans at 2 p.m. EST in the Breslin Center.

The OSU-MSU game will mark the second national broadcast on ESPN2 for Ohio State this season. The 2005 Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge featured then-No. 4/7 Rutgers and then-No. 5/5 Ohio State on ESPN2. The Buckeyes beat the visiting Scarlet Knights, 52-50.

The remaining regular season Ohio State women’s basketball games that will be televised include the Feb. 17 Minnesota game in Columbus, Ohio, and the Feb. 24 Purdue game in West Lafayette, Ind. Both games will be broadcast on FSN. Some areas will be showing the games live, while others will air tape delays and reruns. Check local listings for availability.

There is one remaining FSN wildcard game for a Feb. 27 Big Ten matchup. Ohio State plays host to Penn State at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in Value City Arena.

All Big TenTournament preliminary rounds will be aired live on FSN Chicago and distributed to FSN Detroit, North, Ohio and Pittsburgh.The championship game will be aired live on ESPN2 HD at 7 p.m. ET.

The Big Ten Tournament will be held March 3-7 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS or any Ticketmaster outlets, including the Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone numbers (317-239-5151 in central Indiana) and www.ticketmaster.com.