Oct. 29, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s basketball game vs. Ohio Dec. 1 has been moved to a 9 p.m. tip-off at The Convo in Athens, Ohio. The contest, which was originally slated for a 7 p.m. start time, will be aired on FSN Ohio and brings the total number of televised Ohio State games to seven this season, with the possibility of two additional wildcard games that will be determined later in the season.

The Buckeyes return four starters for the 2004-05 season, including Jessica Davenport and second team All-Big Ten selection Caity Matter. Ohio State, which is under third-year head coach Jim Foster, was 21-10 last season, finished third in the Big Ten and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. In preseason rankings, the Buckeyes are No. 6 according to Women’s Basketball News Service, No. 8 in Athlon and No. 13 among Lindy’s rankings.

The Buckeyes were picked to finish first in the coaches’ Big Ten preseason poll, in front of Michigan State and Minnesota. The media chose Purdue No. 1, the Buckeyes No. 2, and Penn State No. 3. Ohio State was the only squad named in both polls.