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Feb. 15, 2007

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Ohio State jumped to a 40-19 lead at the half. The Buckeyes a23-1 record this season when leading at the break. With a lead of60-52 at the 5:00 mark of the second half, the Buckeyes improved to23-0 this season when holding a lead with five minutes to play.Ohio State has won its last 10 games, including nine-consecutiveBig Ten contests. The Buckeyes last won nine straight conferencegames in the 1971 season when the Buckeyes won 10 in a row. TheBuckeyes started the season with an 11-0 record in 2005-06. OhioState has won the last eight games against the Nittany Lions. Withthe win, Ohio State is now 8-2 against Penn State when the Buckeyesare ranked. The win also moves Thad Matta’s record to 7-0 againstPSU while at Ohio State. The Buckeyes lead in the overall series19-12 and have evened the series in State College, Pa., to 7-all.Freshman Daequan Cook knocked down 3 of 5 3-point attempts to tieMichael Redd (1998) for the freshman record for 3-pointers made byan OSU freshman (46). Cook’s long range shooting percentage of .465(46-99) is second among freshmen. With six assists against PennState, Mike Conley Jr. moved into the No. 4 spot in single seasonassists with 163. He moved past Curtis Wilson (162, 1987) andtrails No. 3 Mark Baker (165, 1992). Conley also recorded twoseasons vs. the Nittany Lions to up his season total to 60, onebehind Redd for the freshman record. All-time, Conley is No. 10 inseason steals behind No. 8 Redd (61 in 1998) and Tony Stockman (61,2004). Freshman Greg Oden led Ohio State with 15 points and 10rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. With fourblocks against PSU, Oden has swatted 69 on the year, good for theNo. 2 spot among OSU freshmen. Herb Williams blocked 79 as afreshman in 1978. Oden is now No. 10 on Ohio State’s single seasonblocked shots list. Williams holds down the Nos. 7 (81), 8 (79) and9 (78). In career blocks, Oden is No. 9. Terence Dials is No. 8with 103 (2002-06). As a team, Ohio State has made 212 of 5683-point attempts on the year in 26 games. Those totals rate No. 4for both made and attempt treys in Ohio State history. As a rankedteam, Ohio State improved to 317-94 when ranked in the AssociatedPress Top 25 and 218-54 when among the Top 10. The Buckeyes havebeen ranked in the Top 25 the last 51 games (42-9) and among theTop 10 the last 33 games (28-5). Oden’s double-double is the 13thof the year for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is 514-246 all-time whenrecording at least one double-double in a game.