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The Buckeyes are 51-7 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season. OSU is 31-3 against non-conference opponentsand 20-4 in Big Ten games.%^$

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With his 10-point performance Brian Brown topped the1,000-point mark. He scored his 1,000th point at 6:26 mark of thesecond half on an offensive put back. He is the 40th Ohio Stateplayer to reach 1,000 points.%^$

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With 15 points, Terence Dials set a career high. His previoushigh was seven against Santa Clara earlier this season (Dec. 12).It marks the first time in his Buckeye career that he has scoreddouble figures in a game. On the season he is 19-27 from the fieldfor a shooting percentage of .704.%^$

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Sean Connolly kept the 3-point streak alive with his field goalat the 3:05 mark in the first half. Ohio State has made at leastone 3-point basket in 291-consecutive games.%^$

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Ohio State went into halftime with a 39-31 lead, with 22 ofthose points coming from the bench.%^$

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The Buckeyes opened the first 10:54 of the second half on a26-9 run behind 10 points from Brent Darby and five from Dials.%^$

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Boban Savovic finished the game with a season-high six assists.He has had five or more assists in seven of the 10 games.%^$

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Ohio State shot a season-high .638 (37-58) from the field inthe game against UNC-Greensboro. The Buckeyes have shot over .500from the field in 6-of-10 games this season. The .638 ties theValue City Arena record for shooting percentage. The Buckeyes shot37-58 against Tennessee-Martin (12/14/98).%^$

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The Buckeyes turned the ball over nine times, marking thefewest turnovers in a game this season. The Ohio State defensecaused UNC-Greensboro to turn the ball over 23 times. OSU hasforced 163 turnovers on the season.%^$

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All 13 players that dressed for Ohio State saw playing time.%^$

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Ohio State has played on this date in history 41 times, postinga 27-14 record. The Buckeyes have won 12 of the last 15 games onthis date.%^$

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In four seasons of play in Value City Arena, the Ohio Statemen’s basketball team has drawn an average of 17,368 per game for atotal of 1,007,375. The 9,234th fan to enter the building vs.UNC-Greensboro was the 1,000,000th fan. The honor went to GregMcCloud of Prospect, Ohio. McCloud won a four day, three nightBahamas cruise for two adults plus a Buckeye prize pack.%^$