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Dec. 18, 2002

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Ohio State is 15-11 all time vs. Pittsburgh and 51-38 all timein games vs. the Big East Conference. Senior Sean Connolly recorded15 points against the Panthers, making him the only Buckeye toscore double figures in all six games this season. Redshirtfreshman Matt Sylvester tallied a career-high seven points for theBuckeyes. Brandon Fuss-Cheatham, a native of the Pittsburgh, Pa.,area started for the first time in his career. He tallied eightpoints in 26 minutes, both career bests. Ohio State has playedthree teams who are currently ranked in the Top 5 nationally. Thecombined record of those teams, Alabama, Duke and Pittsburgh is20-0.