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Nov. 11, 2006

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The Buckeyes will take on Kent State at 8:05 p.m. Sunday in thefinals of the BCA Classic in Columbus. When ranked as a Top 10 team(No. 4 USA Today and No. 7 in AP) Ohio State has an all-time recordof 197-51. As a Top 25 squad, the Buckeyes are 296-91. The Buckeyesare 47-9 all-time vs. members of the Horizon League, which includesa record of 4-0 vs. Loyola. During Matta’s stint in Columbus, theBuckeyes own a home record of 33-3. He is 19-0 in vs.non-conference foes and has a 32-3 record at Value City Arena. OhioState defeated Chattanooga in a non-league game at St. John Arenain November of 2004. Ron Lewis scored 27 points with 11 reboundsfor his first double-double as a Buckeye. It was the seconddouble-double of his career. Lewis’ point (27) and rebound (11)totals also were career-highs for Lewis while at Ohio State. Lewis,who played two seasons at Bowling Green, was one rebound away fromtying his overall career high of 12. His overall career-high forpoints is 34 (set Jan. 21, 2003). Ohio State was 9-of-17 from thebeyond the arc for a 52.9 3-point percentage. Ron Lewis was 4-of-6and Ivan Harris was 3-of-4. Through two games, the Buckeyes are22-of-51 (.431) from 3-point range. Daequan Cook finished second inrebounding with nine, four of which were offensive boards.

Saturday BCA Classic Scores
Consolation Game 5: Alabama A&M 70, South Dakota State 66
Consolation Game 6: Princeton 73, VMI 68
Semifinal No. 1 Game 7: Kent State 81, IUPUI 74
Semifinal No. 2 Game 8: Ohio State 87, Loyola 75

Sunday BCA Classic Schedule
Seventh Place, Game 9: VMI vs. South Dakota State, Noon
Fifth Place, Game 10: Princeton vs. Alabama A&M, 2 p.m.
Consolation, Game 11: Loyola vs. IUPUI, 5:30 p.m.
Championship Game 12: Ohio State vs. Kent State, 8:05 p.m.