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Jan. 9, 2005

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Attendance: 3,957 Ohio State and Liberty had never met enteringtoday’s game. The Buckeyes take a 1-0 lead in the all-time series.Against Big South schools, Ohio State is 2-0. The Buckeyes beatHigh Point 70-40 Nov. 23, 1999 in Columbus. The Buckeyes are 57-22all-time and 37-4 at home under head coach Jim Foster. The Buckeyesheld Liberty scoreless until 11:00 left in the first half. In theprevious game, Ohio State held No. 6/6 Michigan State without abucket from the 7:47 mark to the 0:28 mark to close the game Jan.6. Ohio State shot a season-low .385 (20-52). It was the first timethis season the Buckeyes shot below 40 percent from the field. TheBuckeyes outrebounded the Flames 34-27. Liberty entered the contestvs. Ohio State averaging 41.9 rebounds per game. Jessica Davenportnetted six points vs. Liberty. It was the first game she did notscore in double figures this season. Caity Matter has recordeddouble digit scoring numbers in 13-of-16 games and Hoskins in12-of-15 games, including the last eight in a row. Libertyoutscored Ohio State 28-18 in the paint. The Flames are the onlyteam this season to outscore OSU in the paint. Notre Dame and PennState – the only two teams to beat OSU this season – are the onlyother teams to contend in the lane vs. Ohio State. Neither NDU orPSU outscored the Buckeyes inside, however.

– NDU had 28 vs. OSU’s 30 in the paint
– PSU had 30 vs. OSU’s 32 in the paint

The Buckeyes travel to take on Michigan at 7 p.m. Tuesday atCrisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich.