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Jan. 8, 2005

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Attendance: 14,824 (season-high) Ohio State is 63-30 all-timein Big Ten home openers. The Buckeyes have opened with the Hawkeyesat home eight times and hold a 7-1 record in those games. Iowaleads the all-time series with Ohio State, 71-66, but Ohio Statehas a 41-26 edge in games played in Columbus. Ohio State holds a667-629 record in the Big Ten since conference play began in 1913.The Buckeyes are 130-210 all-time against ranked opponents,including a 1-1 mark this season. Ohio State is 86-20 all-time inValue City Arena and 10-0 at home this season. The last time OhioState beat a ranked team was Jan. 28, 2004 when the Buckeyesknocked off No. 21 Purdue, 65-49. The Buckeyes are 12-1 whenscoring 70 or more points. Ohio State has led at halftime in14-of-15 contests this season, including all 10 games in Value CityArena. The Buckeyes led by 15 (47-32) at the break. Iowa alsotrailed Michigan in its Big Ten Conference opener by 14 (44-30).The Buckeyes tallied 47 points in the first half which marks aseason high for points in the first 20 minutes. Ohio State openedthe game on a 12-4 run and put together a 12-0 run from 8:29 to4:44. The Buckeyes have converted on at least 10 3-point fieldgoals in six games this season. Junior guard Je’Kel Foster set acareer-high against Iowa with four 3-point field goals. Juniorcenter Terence Dials scored 22 points for his seventh 20-point gameof the season. In his career, Dials has tallied nine 20-pointgames. Senior guard Tony Stockman made five 3-pointers vs. Iowa tomove into eighth place with 116 career treys on Ohio State’sall-time career 3-point field goals list. Stockman needs nine more3-pointers to tie Boban Savovic (1999-2002) for seventh place. TheBuckeyes did not have a steal against Illinois in the Big Tenopener but recorded nine steals against the Hawkeyes. This seasonOhio State has five of the Top 10 spots for single-game 3-pointfield goal attempts in the Buckeye record book. The Buckeyes setthe record Nov. 27 with 35 attempts against Chattanooga. AgainstIowa, Ohio State recorded 28 attempts, which ranks fifth. TheBuckeyes also have three of the Top 10 spots for single-gamethree-pointers made this season. Ohio State had 12 makes againstthe Hawkeyes, which ties for sixth all-time. The Buckeyes had 17makes against Chattanooga. Iowa’s Pierre Piece scored 31 pointsagainst the Buckeyes, which ranks second all-time for most pointsby an opposing player in Value City Arena.