Dec. 2, 2001
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The Buckeyes are 47-6 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season. Boban Savovic kept the 3-point streak alivewith his field goal at the 1:26 mark in the first half. Ohio Statehas made at least one 3-point basket in 285-consecutive games. Inthe line of the night Savovic scored 19 points, recorded 6 steals,dished out 5 assists, had one block and had no turnovers. With 6steals, Boban Savovic set a career high. He tied his previous highfor steals with four in the first half. The last time he had foursteals in a game was against Michigan (1/18/01). The Buckeyestrailed by as many as eight in the first half, but the OSU big mensparked a run by shooting 7-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from thefoul line to build a 31-24 halftime lead. Ohio State was able totake the lead for good at 5:13 in the first when Zach Williamsconverted on a 3-point play. OSU continued to play well to open thesecond half. In the opening 8:57 the Buckeyes outscored theSeahawks 20-5. With his 8-point performance against UNC-Wilmington,Brian Brown now has 927 career points. Brown is on track to becomethe 40th player in Ohio State history to reach 1,000 points.Freshman Terence Dials logged 14 minutes and set a career high forpoints with six. The Buckeyes were able to hold four of the fiveUNC-Wilmington starters under ten points. The Ohio State defenseheld Brett Blizzard to seven points. He entered the game averaging24.5 points per game and fourth in the nation in scoring. However,with his first bucket at 9:56 in the first half, UNC-Wilmingtonguard Brett Blizzard topped the 1,000-point mark. Ohio Stateoutrebounded the Seahawks, 35-21. For the season the Buckeyes haveoutrebounded their opponents 130-110. All 13 Buckeyes that dressedsaw action. The Buckeyes have played 11 games on Dec. 2 in thehistory of the program. Ohio State has come out on top 10 times.Oklahoma State handed the Buckeyes their only loss on this date in1995 in the Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, N.C.