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Feb. 13, 2005

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The win gives Ohio State 17 victories on the season. That totalis tied for the second most by a first-year coach in Ohio Statehistory. Gary Williams (1987-89) owns the record with 20 victoriesin 1987. George M. Trautman (1920-22) and Randy Ayers (1990-97)each reached 17 in their first seasons. Ohio State connected on 11of 27 3-point shots for the game. The effort gave the 2004-05Buckeyes 219 made treys on the year, setting an Ohio Statesingle-season record for made 3-pointers. Ohio State’s benchcontributed 28 points in the win. The Buckeye reserves have scored20 or more points in each of the last six games. OSU is 5-1 inthose contests. Freshman guard Jamar Butler handed out acareer-high six assists. Je’Kel Foster connected on 3 of 5 shotsfrom beyond the arc, marking the 12th time he has made 3 or moretreys in a game. OSU is 10-2 in those games. Foster reached doubledigits for the ninth time this season with 13 in the win over theNittany Lions. Ohio State is 8-1 when Foster scores 10 or morepoints. Matt Sylvester was the game’s top scorer with 15 points.It’s the first time on the season he has led his teammates inscoring. His three 3-pointers made are a career single-game high.The Buckeyes improved to 17-13 all-time vs. the Nittany Lions and6-7 in games played in State College, Pa. Ohio State has won six ofthe last seven vs. PSU, sweeping a two-game season series from PennState for the fourth time.