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Dec. 19, 2004

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Attendance: 12,493

Ohio State Notes

Ohio State is 3-0 all-time against Morehead State. The Buckeyesmoved to 16-0 all-time against the Ohio Valley Conference. TheBuckeyes are 82-20 all-time when playing in Value City Arena. OhioState has led at halftime in all 10 contests this season, by anaverage of 12.5 points. Morehead State’s 48 points were the fewestby an Ohio State opponent this season. The Buckeyes allowed 49points to Delaware Nov. 19. The Buckeyes had three players reachdouble figures in scoring, led by junior center Terence Dials’ 20.Joining Dials were senior guard Tony Stockman, with 14, and juniorguard J.J. Sullinger, with 14. Ohio State nailed 11 3-pointbaskets, the third time this season they have reacheddouble-figures in made 3-pointers. The Buckeyes’ 27-pointersattempted ranks fourth all-time in Ohio State single-game history.It is the third time this season Ohio State has attempted 25 ormore 3-pointer s in a game. Freshman guard Jamar Butler tied acareer-high with four assists while not committing a turnover. TheBuckeyes are 7-1 this season when scoring 70 or more points.Sixty-five field goals attempted set a season-high for Ohio Stateand 16 shots made by Morehead State tied a season-low for OSUopponents. Ohio State out-rebounded Morehead State 46-33. OSU is5-0 when out-rebounding its opponents. The Buckeyes held MoreheadState to a .296 shooting percentage from the field, the lowest thisseason for an Ohio State opponent. Ohio State has yet to allow ateam to shoot over 50 percent in a game this season. Ohio Stategrabbed a season-high 15 offensive rebounds. The Buckeyes went on a21-5 run from 14:29 to 7:57 to push their lead to 28-7. Dials’three blocked shots, the most this season in a game by a Buckeyeand tied for his career high. He previously blocked three shotstwice in his career, the last time against Eastern Michigan on Dec.23, 2003.

Morehead State Notes

The Eagles were whistled for nine personal fouls, the fewest ofany Buckeye opponent this season. Sophomore guard Josh Reed led theEagles in scoring, with 17 points, his season-high.