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Feb. 23, 2007

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Jim Foster, Ohio State head coach
On the game tonight
“I thought we played hard, executed well on offense and made them work hard on the offense. They are a good offensive basketball team that can post up coming off the dribble.”

On the key to winning
“Good players, you don’t win without good players. It is a basic prerequisite for winning. I think we have good players. They are unselfish, work hard and share the ball most of the time on defense.”

On Ohio State
“The senior class came here and trusted us. We had a 56-86 record in nine years in the Big Ten. We had a vision and they saw it. They made it easier. Then you have players like Ashley who is just a good player. Stephanie came in and played a great game without making a field goal. It’s players like that.”

Ashlee Trebilcock, sophomore guard
On playing for the seniors
“Before the game, one of the managers or trainers, not sure who, but somebody said to go out and play hard for the seniors. That motivated me to play hard. The seniors have helped me with my game, gave me confidence, helped motivate me and have been good friends.”

Star Allen, sophomore forward
On the game tonight
“I just had different opportunities for different things. I drove, shot and took the ball to the hoop.”

Jessica Davenport, senior center
On winning three Big Ten championships
“It is high on my list of achievements, but we still have a lot of work to do. It is definitely not good to lose on senior night. We are setting a standard for people coming into this program.”

Rene Portland, Penn State head coach
On the game
“It is the time of the year when you are supposed to play hard and tonight it was a hard fought game.”

On Ohio State winning its third Big Ten regular-season title
“It’s real impressive and terrific. We’ve had it (the Big Ten championship) and missed it, so we’ll get back to work next year. There’s a great respect among other coaches when you win a Big Ten championship.”