Feb. 9, 2003

Recap| Box Score

Junior center Velimir Radinovic and senior guard Sean Connollydid not make the trip to Champaign. Both remained in Columbus toreceive treatment of finger (Radinovic) and ankle (Connolly)injuries.. Freshman Charles Bass played the first significantstretch of minutes against his home state Illini and responded witha team high six rebounds while adding four points and a block in acareer high 20 minutes. Freshman Nate Salley played a career-high15 minutes off the bench, he grabbed three rebounds, recorded asteal and scored two points. Jim O’Brien started the 10 differentstarting lineup of the season in the game against the Illini. BrentDarby, Emonte Jernigan, Matt Sylvester, Zach Williams and ShunJenkins started for the first time as a unit. Brent Darby moved to27th all time in career scoring with 20 points against the Illini.He has scored 1,160 in his Ohio State career.