January 8, 1999

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Marrita Porter and Lauren Shenk scored 17 points apiece Friday night as No. 23 Ohio State defeated Illinois 70-67 to remain unbeaten in Big Ten Conference play.

Jamie Lewis added 13 for the Buckeyes (11-3 overall, 4-0 Big Ten).

Susan Blauser scored 18 and Tauja Catchings and Alicia Sheeler had 16 apiece for the Illini (9-6, 3-2). Catchings also had 11 rebounds.

Ohio State led 33-28 at halftime and was 13-for-22 from the floor in the first half for 59.1 percent, while limiting Illinois to 12 field goals in 35 attempts for 34.3 percent. The Buckeyes were 25-for-49 for the game for 51 percent.