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The Buckeyes are 48-6 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season.%^$

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Sophomore center Velimir Radinovic played in his 24th game andmade his first career start.%^$

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Boban Savovic kept the 3-point streak alive with his field goalat the 17:10 mark in the first half. He has hit the first 3-pointbasket for the Buckeyes in four of the five games. Ohio State hasmade at least one 3-point basket in 286-consecutive games.%^$

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With his 25-point performance he set a career high. Hisprevious high for points was 23 against Penn State (3/3/01). Thisis the second time he has scored 20 or more points. Savovic haspaced Ohio State the past two games. He led the Buckeyes againstIUPUI with 25 points and recorded 19 points against UNC-Wilmington.In the two games he was 16-22 from the field and recorded 10assists.%^$

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Brian Brown cracked the Top 10 for assists at Ohio State. Withfive assists against IUPUI he is ranked 10th with 288. He passedformer teammate Scoonie Penn who finished his career with 284. Heneeds 38 assists to move into the No. 9 spot.%^$

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With his 12-point performance Brent Darby has scored in doublefigures in nine of the past 10 games. Ohio State has won 18 of 22games in which Darby has scored 10 or more points.%^$

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With four assists Zach Williams set a career high. His previoushigh for assists was three against Penn State (1/10/01).%^$

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Sean Connolly got in on the scoring with 14 points. The lasttime he scored in double figures was against Utah State in thefirst round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament (3/15/01). He had 11 inthat contest.%^$

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Brian Brown has 934 points in his career. He is on pace tobecome the 40th Ohio State player to reach 1,000 points.%^$

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Ohio State continues to finish games strong. In five games, theBuckeyes have managed a 15.6 margin of victory behind strong playin the second half. OSU has outscored its opponents 218-139 in thesecond half.%^$

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Ohio State opponents have turned the ball over 91 times in fivegames for an average of 18.2 a contest.%^$

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The last time Ohio State scored 10 3-pointers was at Iowa lastseason (2/07/01).%^$

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In four seasons at Value City Arena, Jim O’Brien and theBuckeyes have a combined record of 29-2 against non-conferenceopponents.%^$

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The Buckeyes have played 12 games on Dec. 9 in the history ofthe program. Ohio State has come out on top 10 times. Ohio Wesleyandowned the Buckeyes 34-23 in 1933 and Missouri topped OSU 69-62 in1972.%^$