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Sean Connolly made Ohio State’s only 3-point shot with 12:34remaining in the first half to keep the Buckeyes’ streak alive.Ohio State has made at least one 3-point basket in 288-consecutivegames.%^$

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Freshman center Terence Dials set a career high for reboundswith 13, 11 of which came in the second half. The last time afreshman had 10 or more rebounds in a game was against MoreheadState (12/16/00) when Zach Williams grabbed 11. Dials has led theBuckeyes off the bench in rebounding in each of the last twogames.%^$

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Brian Brown has 961 points in his career. He is on pace tobecome the 40th Ohio State player to reach 1,000 points.%^$

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A total of 54 fouls were called in the game vs. the Cardinals.The last time Ohio State was involved in a contest with 50 or morefouls called was against Iowa last year in the Big Ten tournament(3/9/01). A total of 57 fouls were called in that contest, an Iowawin (75-66).%^$

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Ohio State led the Cardinals 26-25 at the half but lost for thefirst time this year when owning an edge after the first 20minutes.%^$

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The Buckeyes have outrebounded all seven opponents this season,including a 44-40 edge over the Cardinals. Ohio State averages a7.6 advantage in rebounding after seven games.%^$

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Louisville narrowed the 4-3 lead the Buckeyes hold in theall-time series between the two schools. Ohio State has a combinedrecord of 42-25 vs. members of Conference USA.%^$