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The Buckeyes are 49-6 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season.%^$

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The Buckeyes were on fire from outside against Santa Clara.Ohio State set a record for 3-pointers taken in a game with 30. Theprevious record was 28 against Oakland (Nov. 13, 1998). OSU alsotied the record for 3-pointers made in a game with 13. The previousrecord for that was also set in the game versus Oakland.%^$

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For the fourth-consecutive game Boban Savovic kept the 3-pointstreak alive with his field goal at the 17:41 mark in the firsthalf. He has hit the first 3-point basket for the Buckeyes in fiveof the six games. Ohio State has made at least one 3-point basketin 287-consecutive games.%^$

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Sophomore center Velimir Radinovic set a career high forrebounds with 8. He eclipsed his old mark of four in the first halfalone. He set the high last season against Eastern Kentucky(12/02/00). He also tied his field goals made with three. He setthe previous mark against Denver (12/07/00).%^$

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Freshman forward Terence Dials had a career night. He set acareer high for points with seven. He also set a career high forrebounds with nine. For the season he is 9 of 12 from the field.%^$

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Brandon Fuss-Cheatham hit his first career 3-point field goalsat 8:05 in the first half.%^$

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With seven minutes of playing time Ryan Heflin set a careerhigh for points with seven. His previous high was five againstCoppin State (Dec. 30, 2000). He also tied his career high forrebounds with two.%^$

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With his four point performance, Matt Marinchick set a careerhigh. His previous high of two came earlier this season againstUNC-Wilmington.%^$

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The Buckeyes recorded 47 points in the first half and allowedSanta Clara 17 points. It is the most points Ohio State has scoredin the first half since the Eastern Kentucky match-up last seasonwhen the Buckeyes had 51 (Dec. 3, 2000). The 17 points is thefewest allowed in the first half since the game versus Coppin Stateon Dec. 30, 2000. when the Eagles scored 13.%^$

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The last time Ohio State made eight 3-point field goals in thefirst half since the match-up with Florida State (Nov. 23, 2000) atthe Great Alaska Shootout. The last time the Buckeyes made eight3-point field goals at home was against Oakland (Nov. 13, 1998).That was the first game played in Value City Arena.%^$

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The Buckeyes handed the Broncos the worst loss in the 80-yearhistory of their program. The 47-point margin is the largestsurrendered since Santa Clara fell at Purdue last season, 98-52(Dec. 18, 2000).%^$

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Brian Brown has 946 points in his career. He is on pace tobecome the 40th Ohio State player to reach 1,000 points.%^$

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The Buckeyes have made 166-of-323 shots from the field thisseason for a shooting percentage of .514.Ohio State shot 51.4percent (34-68) in the win over Santa Clara. The Buckeyes haveeclipsed the .500 mark in five of the six games this season.%^$

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All 13 Buckeyes that dressed saw action and 12 of themscored.%^$

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Ohio State opponents have turned the ball over 108 times in sixgames for an average of 18 a contest.%^$

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The last time Ohio State started the season 6-0 (1998-99), theBuckeyes went to the Final Four.%^$

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In four seasons at Value City Arena, Jim O’Brien and theBuckeyes have a combined record of 30-2 against non-conferenceopponents.%^$

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The Buckeyes have played 15 games on Dec. 12 in the history ofthe program. Ohio State has come out on top 11 times. Ohio Statelast played on this date in 1993 at Marquette, an 86-66 Buckeyeloss.