Feb. 19, 2004
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Attendance: 2,322 With the victory over Northwestern, OhioState swept the 2003-04 series with a 2-0 mark. The Buckeyes are27-15 all-time against the Wildcats, including nine consecutivewins. Under head coach Jim Foster, Ohio State is 25-3 in Columbusdating back to the beginning of the 2002-03 season. Additionally,the Buckeyes are 2-0 this season in St. John Arena, recording avictory tonight against Northwestern and Dec. 18 against WrightState.
Under Foster the Buckeyes are 4-0 in this building, including two wins last season against then-No. 17/18 Texas and Michigan.
In the four games Ohio State has played in St. John Arena, theBuckeyes have outscored opponents by an average score of 71.3 to53.2. With her swat at the 12:49 mark in the first half, JessicaDavenport set the Ohio State freshman record with 52 blocks in aseason. Her 51st block which came 54 seconds into the game tied therecord, held by Mary Sivak, who played for the Buckeyes from1978-82. Notably, Sivak holds Ohio State’s record for blocks in aseason with 70 during the 1981-82 campaign.
Davenport finished the game with six swats, setting a career high. She has tallied four or more blocks in six contests this season, including the last three games.
Davenport scored 12 points tonight against the Wildcats. It wasthe 10th consecutive game she has scored double figures and the17th game this season. The Buckeyes carried a 33-21 into the lockerroom tonight and are 15-0 this season when leading at the half.Ohio State will play host to Illinois at 2 p.m. Sunday at ValueCity Arena in Columbus, Ohio. It will be the final home game of theregular season for the Buckeyes.