Feb. 27, 2005
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Attendance: 17,763 Ohio State leads the all-time series withWisconsin 80-60, including a 50-20 mark against the Badgers inColumbus. The Buckeyes are 3-3 against Wisconsin in Value CityArena. The Buckeyes are 13-2 in Value City Arena and are 14-2overall in games played in Columbus this season. Ohio State is90-22 all-time in VCA. Ohio State is 130-212 all-time againstranked opponents, including a 1-3 mark against ranked opponentsthis season. Against Wisconsin, junior center Terence Dials becameOhio State’s 42nd player to reach 1,000 points. Dials needed 10points heading into the game and a free throw with 10:21 left inthe first half gave Dials his 1,000th point. Dials finished thegame with 20 points. The last player to reach 1,000 points wasformer Buckeye Brent Darby during the 2002-03 season. Dials hasscored in double figures in 22 games for Ohio State this season,including the last seven-consecutive games. He tallied 16 points inthe first half against the Badgers. It also marks his 10th 20-pointgame of the season and the 12th of his career. Junior guard Je’KelFoster tallied a career-high five assists, with all five coming inthe first half. His previous personal-best was four, which he hadseveral times. During a halftime ceremony, Ohio State officiallyretired John Havlicek’s No. 5 jersey. Joining Havlicek in theceremony was former head coach Fred Taylor’s wife, Eileen, andformer sports information director and longtime radio voice of theBuckeyes Marv Homan. Havlicek was accompanied by his wife, Beth,and their children Chris Havlicek and Jill Buchanan. Also joiningHavlicek was Chris’ fiancée, Kim Boger, and Jill’s son,Walker. Havlick’s No. 5 jersey joins Jerry Lucas’ No. 11, JimJackson’s No. 22 and Gary Bradds’ No. 35 as the only men’sbasketball retired jerseys to hang from the rafters of Value CityArena. Ohio State attempted 22 3-pointers in the game, hittingfive. The Buckeyes have attempted 630 on the year in 28 games,breaking the old record of 611 set by the 1998-99 squad in 36games. Ohio State returns to action at 8 p.m. Wednesday againstIowa in Iowa City, Iowa.