Dec. 7, 2002

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Attendance: 14,777

Ohio State is 3-0 all time vs. Tennessee Tech and 11-0 all timein games vs. the Ohio Valley Conference. With three 3-pointers madeagainst Tennessee Tech, senior Brent Darby moved into eighth placeon the career-made 3-pointers list with 108. He also is ninth onthe career 3-pointers attempted chart with 276. Redshirt freshmanMatt Sylvester connected on his first career 3-pointer as a Buckeyeat 10:12 in the first half. Ohio State went on a 23-12 run in thefinal eight minutes of the first half to build a 35-24 lead at thebreak. Brent Darby led Ohio State with nine first half points.Brent Darby’s 50 points in the last two games are his bestback-to-back scoring efforts of his career. He scored 35 againstDuke and 15 against Tennessee Tech. As a junior, Darby recorded 26points against Northwestern (2/2/02) and scored 22 points atWisconsin (2/6/02). He also tallied 22 points against Illinois(1/26/02), the game previous to Northwestern. Darby finished witheight assists against the Golden Eagles, tying a career high.Sophomore Terence Dials recorded his the first double-double of hiscareer. Dials scored 13 points and also pulled down 11 rebounds.Brent Darby played 40 minutes for the fourth-consecutive game atthe point-guard position. The Buckeyes return to action againstMorehead State at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 in Value City Arena.