Dec. 31, 2002

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Ohio State is 24-15 all-time against Northwestern and 272-156 all-time vs. Big Ten Conference teams.

The Buckeyes are 6-0 at home this season and 9-2 overall.

Jim Foster and the Buckeyes are 1-0 in the Big Ten.

Ohio State is on a six-game winning streak.

The Buckeye’s 25-point halftime lead is the largest midway lead for the Buckeyes this season. The next closest lead for an Ohio State team going into halftime was 24 points (43-19) over Virginia Dec. 18 in Value City Arena.

Five-foot-six-inch freshman Kim Wilburn blocked a personal-best two shots today against Northwestern.

Freshman Kim Wilburn distributed six assists tonight. This is the fourth time this season that she has handed out six assists in a game. Wilburn’s career-high is eight assists.

Ohio State outrebounded Northwestern, 32-29, tonight. The Buckeyes have beaten every opponent on the boards this season.

For the second consecutive game, sophomore Caity Matter scored 18 points for the Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes only turned the ball over 12 times this afternoon, tying their season-low.

The Buckeyes take on No. 17 Texas in the Big Ten/Big XII Challenge game at 5 p.m. Jan. 5 in St. John Arena. This it the first of two games held in St. John this season. The final game of the season and the last regular-season Big Ten game against Michigan Feb. 27 will also be held in St. John.