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Feb. 25, 2003

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Attendance: 15,090

Ohio State is 64-69 all-time against Iowa. The Hawkeyes are 3-1in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes are 69-12 in games played inValue City Arena since the building opened at the start of the1998-99 season. Ohio State held Iowa to 17 first-half points, thelowest scoring half of the season for the Hawkeyes and for an OhioState opponent this season. Sophomore guard Brandon Fuss-Cheathamreturned to action against the Hawkeyes after missing four out ofthe last five games. He played just seven minutes at Illinois Feb.9. He played 2 minutes vs. the Hawkeyes. After sinking one 3-pointfield goal against the Hawkeyes, Darby remains the fourth positionon OSU’s career 3-point field goals made list. Darby has totaled143 for his career and needs one more to tie Jamie Skelton(1991-94) for third place with 144. Connolly took over fifth placeon the list with three 3-point field goals against Iowa. He hastotaled 128 career treys. Connolly has totaled 47 3-point fieldgoals this season moving him into the Top 10 on Ohio State’s listof 3-pointers made is a season. Connolly is currently eighth on thelist with Damon Stringer hitting 55 in 1997. Darby is 10th with 45treys made this season. He needs one more to tie with Michael Redd,who nailed 46 3-points in 1998 and 1999. Darby’s 160 made freethrows, following a perfect 9 of 9 effort against Iowa, moves himinto the No. 7 position all time in single-season foul shots made.Paul Ebert is sixth on the list with 164 made free throws in 1954.Darby’s 194 attempted foul shots this year rates ninth in singleseason free throws attempted at Ohio State. Jerry Lucas is eighthwith 208 attempted in 1960-61. Connolly is in second place on OSU’s3-point field goal percentage list, hitting five-of-seven todayagainst Purdue. He is currently 125 for 321 with a .389 percentage.Doug Etzler (1992-95) is first on the list with a .446 percentage(107-240). With 20 points against the Hawkeyes, Darby has tallied1,235 career points and moved into the No. 23 spot on Ohio State’scareer scoring list. Ron Stokes (1982-85) is 22nd on the list with1,240 career points. Ohio State returns to action at 7 p.m. March 5against the Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.