Dec. 17, 2001

Recap| Box Score

Sean Connolly made Ohio State’s only 3-point shot with 12:34remaining in the first half to keep the Buckeyes’ streak alive.Ohio State has made at least one 3-point basket in 288-consecutivegames. Freshman center Terence Dials set a career high for reboundswith 13, 11 of which came in the second half. The last time afreshman had 10 or more rebounds in a game was against MoreheadState (12/16/00) when Zach Williams grabbed 11. Dials has led theBuckeyes off the bench in rebounding in each of the last two games.Brian Brown has 961 points in his career. He is on pace to becomethe 40th Ohio State player to reach 1,000 points. A total of 54fouls were called in the game vs. the Cardinals. The last time OhioState was involved in a contest with 50 or more fouls called wasagainst Iowa last year in the Big Ten tournament (3/9/01). A totalof 57 fouls were called in that contest, an Iowa win (75-66). OhioState led the Cardinals 26-25 at the half but lost for the firsttime this year when owning an edge after the first 20 minutes. TheBuckeyes have outrebounded all seven opponents this season,including a 44-40 edge over the Cardinals. Ohio State averages a7.6 advantage in rebounding after seven games. Louisville narrowedthe 4-3 lead the Buckeyes hold in the all-time series between thetwo schools. Ohio State has a combined record of 42-25 vs. membersof Conference USA.