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Dec. 11, 2004

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Attendance: 11,924

Ohio State Notes

Ohio State is 1-0 all-time against Portland State. The contesttonight marked the first game against a squad from the Big SkyConference. The Buckeyes are 81-20 all-time when playing in ValueCity Arena. Ohio State has led at halftime in all eight conteststhis season. The Buckeyes are 6-1 this season when scoring 70 ormore points. Sixty-two field goals attempted set a season-high forOhio State and 51 shots attempted by Portland State tied aseason-low for OSU opponents. Ohio State out-rebounded PortlandState 36-29. OSU is 4-0 when out-rebounding its opponents. TheBuckeyes held Portland State to a .431 shooting percentage from thefield. Ohio State has yet to allow a team to shoot over 50 percentin a game this season. Ohio State limited the Vikings to just three3-pointers in the contest, a season-low for OSU opponents. In thefirst half, Ohio State compiled a 10-0 run from 7:42 to 4:05 totake a 12-point lead, 28-16. Junior center Terence Dials set acareer-high with 25 points against Portland State. Dials alsoreached a career high with nine field goals and 16 field goalattempts. Dials’ previous career high was 23 points against Towsonon Nov. 15. It also marked his third-consecutive and 27th careergame in double figures. Dials was one rebound shy of his fourthcareer double-double. Junior Je’Kel Foster set a career-high with12 points against the Vikings. His previous personal-beast was 11against Robert Morris on Nov. 16. Foster also had career-high markswith four steals and five field goals. Senior Matt Marinchickrecorded a season-high four points and tied his season-high withseven minutes played.

Portland State Notes

The Vikings are 0-2 all-time against Big Ten teams. PortlandState also dropped an 88-54 contest to Michigan State on Dec. 12,1979. Blake Walker and Seamus Boxley led the Vikings with 17 and 13points, respectively.