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The Buckeyes are 47-6 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season.%^$

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Boban Savovic kept the 3-point streak alive with his field goalat the 1:26 mark in the first half. Ohio State has made at leastone 3-point basket in 285-consecutive games.%^$

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In the line of the night Savovic scored 19 points, recorded 6steals, dished out 5 assists, had one block and had noturnovers.%^$

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With 6 steals, Boban Savovic set a career high. He tied hisprevious high for steals with four in the first half. The last timehe had four steals in a game was against Michigan (1/18/01).%^$

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The Buckeyes trailed by as many as eight in the first half, butthe OSU big men sparked a run by shooting 7-of-8 from the field and3-of-4 from the foul line to build a 31-24 halftime lead. OhioState was able to take the lead for good at 5:13 in the first whenZach Williams converted on a 3-point play.%^$

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OSU continued to play well to open the second half. In theopening 8:57 the Buckeyes outscored the Seahawks 20-5.%^$

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With his 8-point performance against UNC-Wilmington, BrianBrown now has 927 career points. Brown is on track to become the40th player in Ohio State history to reach 1,000 points.%^$

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Freshman Terence Dials logged 14 minutes and set a career highfor points with six.%^$

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The Buckeyes were able to hold four of the five UNC-Wilmingtonstarters under ten points.%^$

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The Ohio State defense held Brett Blizzard to seven points. Heentered the game averaging 24.5 points per game and fourth in thenation in scoring. However, with his first bucket at 9:56 in thefirst half, UNC-Wilmington guard Brett Blizzard topped the1,000-point mark.%^$

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Ohio State outrebounded the Seahawks, 35-21. For the season theBuckeyes have outrebounded their opponents 130-110.%^$

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All 13 Buckeyes that dressed saw action.%^$

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The Buckeyes have played 11 games on Dec. 2 in the history ofthe program. Ohio State has come out on top 10 times. OklahomaState handed the Buckeyes their only loss on this date in 1995 inthe Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, N.C.%^$