Feb. 12, 2004

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Attendance: 3,142 Under Jim Foster, Ohio State is 24-3 inColumbus dating back to the beginning of the 2002-03 season. CaityMatter scored 24 points in the first half and finished with acareer-high 28 points.

The most points she had scored in a half this season was a 19-point effort at Northwestern.

After not scoring a 3-pointer at then-No. 5/6 Purdue Sunday,Matter drained all four (of six attempts) of her treys in the firsthalf vs. Minnesota.

Junior Caity Matter needs one make to move to third on the all-time 3-pointers made list.

With a victory over the Gophers, the Buckeyes move to 2-4 thisseason against ranked opponents. Ohio State defeated UC SantaBarbara Dec. 28 and lost to Michigan State, Purdue twice and PennState. Ohio State shot .591 (26-of-44) tonight and entered the gameas the nation’s top shooting squad with a .507 average. JessicaDavenport scored 13 points. It was the eighth consecutive game shehas scored double figures and the 15th game this season. Davenportblocked four shots tonight. She has swatted a shot in 19-of-21games this season. Turner collected nine rebounds tonight and uppedher career total to 535 caroms, which is ranked 17th on theall-time OSU leader board. Ohio State shot a season-high .714(5-of-7) from 3-point land. The Buckeyes outscored the GoldenGophers 15-2 with fast-break points. Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalenmissed the entire second half due to a right hand injury sustainedin the final minutes of the first half. She finished with fivepoints. Ohio State takes to the road to face the Spartans of No.15/17 Michigan State at 1 p.m. EST Sunday.