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Feb. 23, 2003

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Ohio State is 26-18 all-time against Purdue. This is the thirdtime since Dec. 31, 1995, that Ohio State has beaten Purdue. Bothof those previous wins were also at home. The last Buckeye win wasa 53-51 victory in Columbus Jan. 13, 2000. The Buckeyes are 18-8overall, 9-6 in the Big Ten and 13-0 at home this season. TheBuckeyes’ 13-0 home record is the best since the 1992-93 season,when the team was 16-0 overall. The Buckeyes’ 18-8 record is thebest since the 1992-93 season, when Ohio State went 23-3 in thefirst 26 games of the season. Foster’s 18-8 start is the best for afirst-year Ohio State head coach since Nancy Darsch started herBuckeye tenure with a 20-6 record. Sophomore Caity Matter talliedthree 3-pointers today, which ties the record for most treysdrained by a Buckeye in a single season. The previous recordholder, Marcie Alberts, nailed 86 shots from downtown during the1996-97 season. DiDi Reynolds was hitting 97 percent of her freethrows entering today’s game and hit two free throws to seal thevictory for the Buckeyes today. She moves to 32-33 overall thisseason. Sophomore Caity Matter led all Buckeye scorers (19 points)for the 11th time this season. Ohio State’s 11 turnovers is aseason-low mark. Today’s attendance of 7,003 is a season-high homemark for the Buckeyes. Freshman Kim Wilburn scored 12 points today.This is the third game she has notched double digits as a Buckeye.Junior LaToya Turner made an appearance in today’s game for thefirst time since she broke her arm vs. Minnesota Feb. 6. She saw 20minutes of action vs. the Boilermakers. The Buckeyes end theirregular season by playing host to Michigan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.27, in St. John Arena. The game will honor departing seniorsCourtney Coleman, DiDi Reynolds and D’wan Shackleford and willcommemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 1993 Final Four team.