#13/12 Ohio State (8-4) vs. Bethune Cookman (6-5)
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 – 2 p.m. ET
Value City Arena
Columbus, Ohio (AP/USA Today Rankings)

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• The Buckeyes are looking to a rare snap a three-game losing skid Sunday
• Sunday will be the first meeting between Bethune Cookman and Ohio State
• Ohio State currently has an RPI ranking of No. 10 according to and boasts the second-toughest schedule in the country 
• Jantel Lavender leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA with 24.3 ppg. According to STATS, Inc., she also leads the Big Ten in FG percentage (.558) and rebounding (10.8)
• Lavender is the second-leading active scorer in the nation (2,336) behind UConn’s Maya Moore
• Lavender has scored 10+ points in all 114 career games, the longest active streak in Division I
• In regular season games, Ohio State is 20-4 after a loss since the 2004-05 season and 27-8 overall in nine seasons under Jim Foster
• Ohio State has won 115 of its last 118 games at home against unranked opponents
• Ohio State is 133-11 at home overall under Jim Foster and 106-7 since the start of 2004-05

Scouting The Wildcats
Bethune Cookman is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and is located in Daytona Beach, Fla., with an enrollment of around 3,600 students. Last season the Wildcats finished 17-14 with a 9-7 mark in conference play. This year Bethune Cookman is 6-5, winning their previous three games against North Florida (60-57), Flagler (79-56) and Marygrove (80-17). They are led by senior guard Demetria Frank’s 15.4 ppg to go along with her 6.1 rebounds. Vanessa Blair (Mount St. Mary’s, 1992) is in her third season as the head coach at Bethune Cookman.

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