Feb. 15, 2007
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Att. – 4,177 Ohio State has won its last 17 games overall and40 of its last 41 contests played in the regular season. The17-game win streak is tied for the second-longest in schoolhistory. Ohio State also won 17 in a row in 1975-76. The 2005-06Buckeyes tied the program’s longest win streak at 20. Ohio Statealso won 20 in a row in 1984-85. The win Thursday over Wisconsinwas Ohio State’s 27th in a row at home (25th consecutive at VCA) toset the program record for consecutive home wins. The Buckeyes won26 in a row in Columbus from the 1986-87 season (started Jan. 5,1987 vs. Northern Illinois) to the 1988-89 campaign (last home winvs. Northeastern Dec. 3, 1988).
The Buckeyes’ home streak ranks second in the nation. Bowling Green has 28 straight wins on its home floor.
Ohio State All-Time Home Win Streaks:
27 – Dec 20, 2005 to present
26 – Jan. 5 1987 to Dec. 3, 1988
24 – Feb. 10, 2002 to Jan. 2, 2004
This season, the Ohio State women’s team is 15-0 at home andthe men’s team, currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, is 16-0 inColumbus. The basketball Buckeyes are the only school in thecountry to have both the men’s and women’s teams hold undefeatedrecords at home this season. Ohio State has won its last 30 gamesvs. Big Ten opponents. The streak is the longest since the Buckeyeswon 36 straight vs. conference foes from 1983-84 to 1985-86. TheBuckeyes also have won 26 consecutive home games in Big Ten play.Ohio State last suffered a home loss vs. a conference opponent Jan.25, 2004 vs. Penn State, 70-64. With the victory over Wisconsin,Ohio State’s three seniors Stephanie Blanton, Jessica Davenport andBrandie Hoskins upped their record with the Buckeyes to 104-19 intheir four seasons with the Scarlet and Gray. The best four-yearrun by a Buckeye team was from 1982-83 to 1985-86 when Ohio Statewent 106-22. The Buckeyes also posted a 102-20 mark from 1984-85 to1987-88. Ohio State’s 24-1 start to the 2006-07 season is theprogram’s best. The Buckeyes claimed victory in 17 of their first18 in 1973-74 before finishing 18-2. Ohio State’s 13-0 start to theBig Ten season ties the program’s best all-time. The 1986-87 BigTen championship squad won its first 13 league games before losingat Iowa in its 14th conference game. With the win Thursday, OhioState is 37-14 all-time vs. Wisconsin and 16-5 against the Badgersin Columbus. The Buckeyes have won the last 10 meetings withWisconsin. Ohio State has won 52 of its last 53 games when scoringat least 60 points. The Buckeyes have won 75 of its last 77 gameswhen leading at the half. The Buckeyes outscored Wisconsin 18-3 inbench points. The Buckeyes made 7-11 3-point FG Thursday. In thelast two games, Ohio State is 13-22 (.509) from beyond the 3-pointarc. The Buckeyes had four score in double digits Thursday(Davenport 19, Packer 15, Trebilcock 15, Allen 14). In the last twoseasons, the Buckeyes are 17-1 when four players score doubledigits. Wisconsin made 21-of-58 FG (.362) Thursday. This season,Ohio State is 25-0 when holding opponents to less than 50 percentFG. The Buckeyes have held their opponents to less than 40 percentFG shooting in 19 of 25 games this season. The Buckeyes heldWisconsin’s Jolene Anderson, the Big Ten’s second-leading scorerwithout a point from 9:24 of the first half to 14:30 to play in thesecond. Ohio State held Anderson without a FG from 9:24 in thefirst to 8:09 of the second half. Ohio State held Wisconsin to12-of-25 shooting (.400) in the second half. In its 17-game winstreak, Ohio State has held its opponents to .378 percent FG in thesecond half, allowing just 208 makes in 550 opponent tries. JessicaDavenport had 19 points Thursday. She now has 2,149 career pointsto rank eighth all-time in the Big Ten. Davenport has scored indouble digits in 75 of her last 76 games.
Davenport was 9-9 from the FT line Thursday. In her last five games, Davenport has made 39 of her last 42 FT.
Davenport’s eight rebounds Thursday put her at 1,026 for her career. She passed Kim Jordan (1,024) for second all-time at Ohio State.
With a 5-for-11 FG performance, Davenport stands at 820 career FG to rank second at OSU. Katie Smith ranks first at Ohio State with 826 from 1993-96.
Davenport tied a season-high with four assists Thursday.
Marscilla Packer scored 15 points Thursday. In her last threegames, Packer is averaging 16.7 points a game and has made 17 of 31FG (.548) and has made 10 of her last 17 3-point FG (.588),including a 3-6 clip Thursday.
Since Brandie Hoskins went down with an injury with 20 seconds left in the first half at Minnesota Feb. 8, Packer has scored 41 points on 14-of-27 FG and 7-13 3-point attempts.
In the last two seasons, Ohio State is 20-1 when Packer makes at least three 3-point FG in a game.
Ashlee Trebilcock made her second career start for the Buckeyesand first at home. She set a career-high with 15 points and three3-point FGs in a career-tying 30 minutes. Her previous best was 10points against Howard Dec. 17. She also set a career-high withthree steals. Star Allen finished the game Thursday with 14 points,12 in the second half. With a 5-for-6 FG clip Thursday, she hasgone 61-for-87 FG in her last 10 games, a .701 percentage.
She scored the first seven points for Ohio State in the second half.