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Feb. 9, 2007

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Att. – 6,068 Jessica Davenport finished the game Thursday with17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 blocked shots to record the secondtriple-double of her career. Davenport had 19 points, 13 reboundsand 12 blocks in a loss at Michigan State Feb. 20, 2005. Davenportis the only Buckeye in program history to record a triple-double.

Davenport’s 11 blocked shots ranks second all-time for a single game in Ohio State history. With 12 blocks at Michigan State Feb. 20, 2005, Davenport is tied with June Brewer for the single game record. Brewer had 12 blocks against Michigan State Feb. 7, 1976.

With her seventh block of the game Thursday, Davenport set the Big Ten record for career blocked shots at the 19:41 mark of the second half. Davenport, who now has 372 blocks, surpassed Trish Andrew of Michigan, who blocked 367 shots from 1989-93. Davenport’s 372 career blocks ranks 12th all-time in the NCAA. The Buckeyes are 18-0 this season when Davenport records at least three blocks in a game.

Davenport’s 10 rebounds Thursday put her at 1,010 for her career. She trails Kim Jordan (1,024) for second all-time at Ohio State and Cindy Dallas, who has 1,014 at Illinois, for seventh all-time in the Big Ten.

Davenport has scored in double digits in 73 of her last 74 games and now has 44 career double-doubles, counting the two triple-double.

With a 4-for-6 FG performance Thursday, Davenport stands at 805 career FG to rank third at OSU. Tracey Hall is second with 807 from 1985-88 and Katie Smith first with 826 from 1993-96.

Davenport connected on her first 3-point FG of the season Thursday. She now has nine career 3-point FG in 24 attempts (.375).

Marscilla Packer scored a game-high 18 points on 7-for-8 FGshooting overall and a 4-of-5 clip from 3-point land. In two careergames in Minnesota’s Williams Arena, Packer has scored 50 points on19-23 FG (.826) overall and 12-15 (.800) from beyond the 3-pointarc. Packer netted 32 points on 12-15 overall FG and 8-10 3-pointFG at Minnesota last season Feb. 16, 2006.

In the last two seasons, Ohio State is 18-1 when Packer makes at least three 3-point FG in a game.

Ohio State has won its last 15 games overall and 38 of its last39 contests played in the regular season. The 15-game win streak istied for the third-longest in school history with a 15-game runduring the 1986-87 season. The 2005-06 Buckeyes tied the program’slongest win streak at 20. Ohio State also won 20 in a row in1984-85. Ohio State has won its last 28 games vs. Big Tenopponents. The streak is the longest since the Buckeyes won 36straight vs. conference foes from 1983-84 to 1985-86. The Buckeyesalso have won 13 consecutive road games in Big Ten play. With thevictory over Minnesota, Ohio State’s three seniors StephanieBlanton, Jessica Davenport and Brandie Hoskins upped their recordwith the Buckeyes to 102-19 in their four seasons with the Scarletand Gray. The best four-year run by a Buckeye team was from 1982-83to 1985-86 when Ohio State went 106-22. The Buckeyes also posted a102-20 mark from 1984-85 to 1987-88. Ohio State’s 22-1 start to the2006-07 season is the program’s best. The Buckeyes claimed victoryin 17 of their first 18 in 1973-74 before finishing 18-2. OhioState’s 11-0 start to the Big Ten season is the best since the1986-87 Big Ten championship squad won its first 13 league gamesbefore losing to Iowa in its 14th conference game. With the winThursday, Ohio State is 45-8 all-time vs. Minnesota and 17-6against the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis. The Buckeyes have wonthe last three meetings with Minnesota. The 3-point victory overMinnesota Thursday moved Ohio State to 6-0 this season in gamesdecided by eight points or less. Under Jim Foster, Ohio State is21-19 in games decided by eight points or less. The Buckeyes shot63.2 percent for the game, hitting 24-of-38 FG. The last time theBuckeyes shot 60 percent or better from the floor was 66.7 (42-63)against Howard Dec. 17, 2006. This season, the Buckeyes are 15-0when making better than 50 percent from the floor.

The Buckeyes shot 60 percent (12-20) in the first half and 67 percent (12-18) in the second period. It was the 11th time this season they have shot better than 60 percent in a half.

After making just 2-of-6 free throws in the first half, OhioState made all 14 of its attempts from the foul line in the secondhalf. Ohio State has won 50 of its last 51 games when scoring atleast 60 points. Minnesota made 28-of-62 FG (.452) Thursday. Thisseason, Ohio State is 22-0 when holding opponents to less than 50percent FG. Ohio State held Minnesota to 15-of-32 shooting (.469)in the second half. In its 15-game win streak, Ohio State has heldits opponents to 37.2 percent FG in the second half, allowing just182 makes in 490 opponent tries. Star Allen finished Thursday witha 4-for-7 FG clip and has gone 52-for-72 FG in her last eightgames, a .722 percentage. Brandie Hoskins had four points Thursdayand added six assists. She has scored double figures in 20 of 23games this season. Hoskins’ career point total is 1,462 to rank13th all-time at Ohio State. Marita Porter ranks 12th at OSU incareer points with 1,486 from 1996-99. With four assists, Hoskinshas 471 for her career to rank fifth at Ohio State.

Hoskins did not play in the second half because of injury.

Maria Moeller had eight points Thursday and was 1-1 from3-point range. She has made six of her last 10 3-point attempts.Stephanie Blanton tied a season-high with nine points Thursday. Shewas 3-for-4 from the floor and 3-3 from the FT line.