Dec. 19, 2001

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The Buckeyes are 49-7 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season. The Buckeyes were 0-for-2 from behind the arcin the first half. Two attempts are the fewest taken since twoversus Indiana last season (1/31/01). Ohio State took eight3-pointers on the night. Brent Darby kept the 3-point streak alivewith his field goal at the 5:52 mark in the second half. Ohio Statehas made at least one 3-point basket in 289-consecutive games. OhioState opened the first eight minutes of the second half on a 20-6run behind the good shooting of the big men. Centers VelimirRadinovic, Terence Dials and forward Zach Williams combined for11-of-18 from the field. With his 12-point performance Brian Brownhas 973 points in his career. He is on pace to become the 40th OhioState player to reach 1,000 points. Ohio State opponents haveturned the ball over 132 times in eight games for an average of16.5 a contest. In four seasons at Value City Arena, Jim O’Brienand the Buckeyes have a combined record of 29-3 againstnon-conference opponents. The seven point loss to Pitt is thelargest in the four-year history of Value City Arena. Ohio Statehas not met a Pitt squad since Dec. 6, 1961 when the Buckeyes,ranked No. 1 nationally, traveled to Pitt and won 99-79. Ohio Stateleads the all-time series 15-10, which includes a 9-5 record inColumbus. Ohio State has faced every team in the Big EastConference at least once. Of all the Big East squads, the Buckeyeshave faced the Panthers the most. OSU has a 51-37 record againstBig East teams. The Buckeyes have played 19 games on Dec. 19 in thehistory of the program. Ohio State has come out on top 10 times.The Buckeyes broke a three-game losing streak on this date in 1999with a 72-40 win over Eastern Kentuckey.