Dec. 18, 2002

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Three times this season the Buckeyes have held opponents to under 20 points in the first half of play. Ohio State held Duquesne to 19, Ohio to 11 and Virginia to 19 in the initial 20 minutes of each game.

The Buckeyes have tallied over 40 points in first-half action three times this year. Against Hartford in the Coors Classic (Boulder, Colo.), the team scored 42; in the home-opener vs. Wayne State, OSU scored 47; And against Virginia, Foster’s squad put 43 on the scoreboard in the first half.

D’wan Shackleford’s four assists ties a personal best.

Sophomore Caity Matter finished the night with six points. This is the first game this season Matter did not hit a three-point bucket. She was 2-of-7 from the floor and 0-for-4 from long distance.

The Buckeyes beat the Cavaliers 35-25 on the boards tonight. Ohio State has out-rebounded every opponent this season.

Thirty-five free-throw attempts are the most trips to the line the Buckeyes have taken this season.

Twenty-seven free throws made are the most shots form the charity stripe Ohio State has drained this year.

Courtney Coleman (19), LaToya Turner (16) and Ashley Allen (14) combined for 49 of the Buckeyes’ 73 points tonight against the Cavaliers. D’wan Shackleford also finished the game in double figures for the Buckeyes with 10.