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With Ohio State’s 70-62 win in the first ever meeting againstHampton, the Buckeyes are now 9-0 all-time versus teams in theMid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Buckeyes are 7-0 in Value CityArena this season and have posted a 64-8 record since it opened.For the first time this year, Ohio State overcame a halftimedeficit (33-28) to post a win. They were 0-3 in games trailing atthe half entering tonight’s contest. Connolly is moving closer to1,000 career points. He scored 330 at Providence as a freshman andhas 593 as a Buckeye for a total of 923. Connolly now has 1073-point field goals as a Buckeye, which ties him for 9th on thecareer list with Brian Brown and Doug Etzler. Connolly notched 64in his one season at Boston College. Senior Brent Darby played inhis 100th game tonight, with his 58th start. Two more 3-point fieldgoals tonight give Darby 120, which is sixth on the Ohio Statecareer 3-point list. He needs five to move into fifth place and sixto tie for fourth. Boban Sovovic is currently fifth (125) andMichael Redd is fourth (126). Jamie Skelton is third with 144 andScoonie Penn is the career leader with 153. Darby’s 16 points gavehim 960 for his career and needing 40 more points to become 41stplayer at Ohio State to reach 1,000 career points. Zach Williams’ 8free throws made tonight is a career high and his 10 attemptsequals his career high. Emonte Jernigan is now 7 of 14 on his3-point field goal attempts over the last three games. His sixattempts tonight equals his high for the year. His 11 points is oneless than his OSU high (12) against Radford. His seven FG attemptstonight equals his OSU high. Matt Sylvester, making his fourthcareer start, notched a career-high with 9 points. Tonight’sstarting combination – Darby, Connolly, Sylvester, Williams andRadinovich – is one of four used thus far by O’Brien. The combo isnow 3-1 as a starting unit. The Buckeyes return to action at 2 p.m.Saturday (Jan. 3) against Louisville in Value City Arena. The gamewill be televised nationally by ESPN.