Feb. 9, 2003
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Ohio State is 30-14 all-time against Wisconsin, including twowins this season. The first Buckeye victory was a 57-42 decision inMadison Jan. 16. The Buckeyes have won three straight against theBadgers, including an upset win in the final regular-season gameover then-No. 24 Wisconsin, 82-55, Feb. 24, 2002, in Value CityArena. The Buckeyes are 17-5 overall, 8-3 in the Big Ten and 12-0at home this season. The Buckeyes’ 17-5 start is the best since the1992-93 season, when Ohio State went 19-3 in the first 22 games ofthe season. Foster’s 17-5 start, which translates into a .773winning percentage, ties the best winning percentage for afirst-year head coach at Ohio State since Debbie Wilson’s 1972-73squad went 15-1 (.938) during its 16-game season. Nancy Darsch alsostarted her Buckeye tenure with a 17-5 record. The Buckeyes’ 8-3Big Ten record is the best conference beginning for an Ohio Stateteam since the 1998-99 season when the team also was 8-3 through 11games. Wisconsin recorded one blocked shot tonight after recording10 rejected shots last time the two teams met in Madison Jan. 16.Ohio State recorded 14 steals compared to only four by Wisconsin.Wisconsin’s team low is 42 points, which occurred the last time theBuckeyes met in Madison Jan. 16. The last time an Ohio State teamwas 12-0 at home was during the 1992-93 season when the Buckeyesfinished 16-0 at home on their way to the NCAA championship game.Junior Erika Christenson had a career afternoon vs. the Badgerswith four points and three rebounds in 16 minutes of play. TheBuckeyes begin a three-game road swing against Michigan State at 7p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Jack Breslin Students Event Center.After games at Minnesota and Illinois, the next home game for OhioState will be Feb. 23 against Purdue.