Feb. 1, 2003

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Attendance: 15,772

Ohio State is 102-44 in the all-time series againstNorthwestern, including the last eight overall and the last 24 inColumbus. The Buckeye starting lineup of Sean Connolly, BrentDarby, Brandon Fuss-Cheatham, Zach Williams and Velimir Radinovicmade their first starting appearance as a unit in a Big Ten gametonight. The five players are the only starting lineup to goundefeated this season with a 3-0 record. Ohio State has used eightstarting lineups this season. Northwestern set a school record with36 3-point field goals attempted against Ohio State. The previousWildcat record was 32 attempted against Kansas State last season.The mark also set a Value City Arena record. Indiana attempted 343-point shots back on Jan. 11. Brent Darby jumped to the 30thposition on Ohio State’s all-time career scoring list with 15points against the Wildcats. The senior guard has totaled 1,122points as a Buckeye and is tied for 30th with Brad Sellers. RichardSchnittker (1947-50) is currently 29th on the list with 1,129career points. Darby continued his scoring streak of 10 or morepoints in 13 consecutive games. The stretch is the longest of hiscareer. With one 3-pointer against the Wildcats, Darby has tallied135 for his career, putting him fourth on Ohio State’s all-time3-point field goal list. Jamie Skelton (1991-94) is currently thirdwith 144 career 3-point field goals. Connolly is seventh on thelist, totaling 115 career 3-pointers after two today. Boban Savovic(1999-02) is sixth with 125 3-pointers. Radinovic tallied his firstcareer double-double with 12 points and 10 boards againstNorthwestern. He has scored in double figures for thefourth-consecutive time and nine times in his career, includingeight times in the last 13 games. Williams recorded his fifthcareer double-double and second of the season with 11 points and 10rebounds against the Wildcats. He has scored in double figures in14 games, including 10 of the last 13 this season. The last timetwo Buckeyes recorded double-doubles in a game was during the1999-2000 season. Michael Redd scored 28 points and pulled down 10rebounds while George Reese bucketed 11 points and grabbed 10rebounds in an 82-71 victory at Indiana Feb. 19. The Buckeyesreturn to action at 8 p.m. Wednesday against Minnesota in ValueCity Arena.