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Dec. 29, 2002

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Ohio State is 1-0 all-time against Austin Peay and 9-2 all-time vs. Ohio Valley Conference teams.

The Buckeyes are 5-0 at home this season and 8-2 overall.

Ohio State is on a five-game winning streak.

Today’s attendance of 2,793 is a season-high mark for the Buckeyes. The previous high mark of 2,596 was set Dec. 15 against Arizona.

Four Buckeyes scored in double digits tonight. Ashley Allen, Caity Matter, D’wan Shackleford and LaToya and Turner tallied 11, 18, 15 and 10 points, respectively. In six of Ohio State’s eight wins, including the last four games in a row, four Ohio State players have scored at least 10 points.

Sophomore Caity Matter scored 18 points tonight. She has scored in double digits in 8-of-10 games this season.

Sophomore Caity Matter played a personal-high 36 minutes today.

Caity Matter was 7-of-9 from the field today. That percentage mark of .778 ties her personal-best record.

Senior D’wan Shackleford scored 15 points tonight, which ties her season-high mark set at Ohio Dec. 13.

Ohio State outrebounded Austin Peay, 30-27, tonight. The Buckeyes have beaten every opponent on the boards this season.

Allen’s 3 steals tonight ties her career-best mark.

The Buckeyes open their regular-season Big Ten play against Northwestern Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. in Value City Arena.