Feb. 1, 2004
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Attendance: 5,328 (Season High) Under Jim Foster, Ohio State is23-3 in Columbus dating back to the beginning of the 2002-03season. The win today snapped a five-game losing streak vs. theHoosiers. Entering the game Indiana’s head coach Kathi Bennett hadwon all five games vs. the Buckeyes since taking over the Hoosierprogram in 2000. LaToya Turner scored 19 points today and is fivepoints shy of joining the 1,000-point club at Ohio State. JessicaDavenport bocked five shots today and has blocked at least one shotin 16-of-19 games this season. Five ties her career-high mark andalso ties the Value City Arena record for an Ohio State player,which she also tied vs. Michigan State Jan. 15 in VCA. Davenporthad career highs with 10 free throws made and 16 free throwsattempted. Both of those marks are Value City Arena records for anOSU player. In the first half Davenport (3-of-4) and senior LaToyaTurner (6-of-8) were a combined 9-for-13 from the field; Davenporthad 11 points and Turner had 13.
Three times this season, two Buckeyes have scored in double digits in the first half. Against Penn State, Davenport and Turner had 15 and 10 points, respectively and vs. IUPUI Dec. 1, Brandie Hoskins had 10 and Caity Matter had 14.
The last four games, Davenport and Turner have combined for 128of the squad’s 253 total points. The two are a combined 52-for-95from the field the past four outings. In the first half, theBuckeyes went on a 24-6 run to end the first 20 minutes, beginningwith a Jessica Davenport layup at the 8:57 mark. Junior CaityMatter’s 3-pointer with 4:38 remaining in the first half put hertied for fourth place on the Ohio State all-time 3-point fieldgoals list. In the first half, Ohio State forced 11 Indianaturnovers and recorded 14 points off turnovers to IU’s three on sixBuckeye turnovers. Turner collected nine rebounds today and uppedher career total to 512 caroms, which is ranked 19th on theall-time OSU leader board. Turner tallied two steals today andmoved to tied for 18th on the all-time OSU leader board with 118career steals. Sophomore Kim Wilburn sank a personal-best eightfree throws. Her pervious high was four free throws, which she settwice – most recently vs. Michigan State last year in the Big TenTournament. Junior Beth Howe tallied a season-high four assists andno turnovers in 14 minutes during the first half of play. She endedthe day with five assists, two steals and one turnover. Today’sattendance of 5,328 is a season-high mark at home. With 18 pointstonight, freshman Jessica Davenport has scored in double digitsfive consecutive games and 12 games overall this season. Ohio Statetakes to the road to face the Hawkeyes of Iowa at 8 p.m. ESTThursday.