Feb. 27, 2003

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Attendance: 3,985

The Buckeyes are 19-8 overall, 10-6 in the Big Ten and 14-0 athome this season. The Buckeyes’ 19-8 start is the best since the1992-93 season, when Ohio State went 24-3 on their way to thenational championship game. The Buckeyes’ 10-6 Big Ten record isthe best conference record for an Ohio State team since the 1992-93season when the team was 16-2 in conference games. Jim Foster’s19-8 (.704) start is the best for a first-year head coach at OhioState since Nancy Darsch went 22-6 (.786) in the 1985-86 season tobegin her Ohio State tenure. The best overall record for an OhioState first-year coach belongs to Debbie Wilson, who went 15-1(.938) in the 1972-73 season. The Buckeyes’ undefeated 14-0 homerecord puts them in a class with only seven other squads in OhioState history who were undefeated at home:

1966-67: 1-0 (The second year of Ohio State basketball’s existence.)
1972-72: 3-0
1975-76: 9-0
1977-78: 7-0
1982-83: 14-0
1987-88: 15-0 (including a second round NCAA Tournament win in Columbus)
1992-93: 16-0 (including a second round NCAA Tournament win in Columbus)
2002-03: 14-0

Senior DiDi Reynolds scored a season-high 13 points tonight vs.the Wolverines. Sophomore Caity Matter collected a season-highseven rebounds. Junior LaToya Turner, who was ranked third in theBig Ten with 1.5 rejected shots entering tonight’s game, recordedtwo blocked shots tonight. The last time she blocked a shot wasJan. 26 against Iowa. The Buckeyes will participate in the Big TenTournament next weekend at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.