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The Buckeyes are 49-7 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season.%^$

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The Buckeyes were 0-for-2 from behind the arc in the firsthalf. Two attempts are the fewest taken since two versus Indianalast season (1/31/01). Ohio State took eight 3-pointers on thenight.%^$

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Brent Darby kept the 3-point streak alive with his field goalat the 5:52 mark in the second half. Ohio State has made at leastone 3-point basket in 289-consecutive games.%^$

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Ohio State opened the first eight minutes of the second half ona 20-6 run behind the good shooting of the big men. Centers VelimirRadinovic, Terence Dials and forward Zach Williams combined for11-of-18 from the field.%^$

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With his 12-point performance Brian Brown has 973 points in hiscareer. He is on pace to become the 40th Ohio State player to reach1,000 points.%^$

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Ohio State opponents have turned the ball over 132 times ineight games for an average of 16.5 a contest.%^$

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In four seasons at Value City Arena, Jim O’Brien and theBuckeyes have a combined record of 29-3 against non-conferenceopponents.%^$

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The seven point loss to Pitt is the largest in the four-yearhistory of Value City Arena.%^$

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Ohio State has not met a Pitt squad since Dec. 6, 1961 when theBuckeyes, ranked No. 1 nationally, traveled to Pitt and won 99-79.Ohio State leads the all-time series 15-10, which includes a 9-5record in Columbus.%^$

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Ohio State has faced every team in the Big East Conference atleast once. Of all the Big East squads, the Buckeyes have faced thePanthers the most. OSU has a 51-37 record against Big Eastteams.%^$

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The Buckeyes have played 19 games on Dec. 19 in the history ofthe program. Ohio State has come out on top 10 times. The Buckeyesbroke a three-game losing streak on this date in 1999 with a 72-40win over Eastern Kentuckey.%^$