Dec. 12, 2001
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The Buckeyes are 49-6 in Value City Arena since it opened forthe 1998-99 season. The Buckeyes were on fire from outside againstSanta Clara. Ohio State set a record for 3-pointers taken in a gamewith 30. The previous record was 28 against Oakland (Nov. 13,1998). OSU also tied the record for 3-pointers made in a game with13. The previous record for that was also set in the game versusOakland. For the fourth-consecutive game Boban Savovic kept the3-point streak alive with his field goal at the 17:41 mark in thefirst half. He has hit the first 3-point basket for the Buckeyes infive of the six games. Ohio State has made at least one 3-pointbasket in 287-consecutive games. Sophomore center Velimir Radinovicset a career high for rebounds with 8. He eclipsed his old mark offour in the first half alone. He set the high last season againstEastern Kentucky (12/02/00). He also tied his field goals made withthree. He set the previous mark against Denver (12/07/00). Freshmanforward Terence Dials had a career night. He set a career high forpoints with seven. He also set a career high for rebounds withnine. For the season he is 9 of 12 from the field. BrandonFuss-Cheatham hit his first career 3-point field goals at 8:05 inthe first half. With seven minutes of playing time Ryan Heflin seta career high for points with seven. His previous high was fiveagainst Coppin State (Dec. 30, 2000). He also tied his career highfor rebounds with two. With his four point performance, MattMarinchick set a career high. His previous high of two came earlierthis season against UNC-Wilmington. The Buckeyes recorded 47 pointsin the first half and allowed Santa Clara 17 points. It is the mostpoints Ohio State has scored in the first half since the EasternKentucky match-up last season when the Buckeyes had 51 (Dec. 3,2000). The 17 points is the fewest allowed in the first half sincethe game versus Coppin State on Dec. 30, 2000. when the Eaglesscored 13. The last time Ohio State made eight 3-point field goalsin the first half since the match-up with Florida State (Nov. 23,2000) at the Great Alaska Shootout. The last time the Buckeyes madeeight 3-point field goals at home was against Oakland (Nov. 13,1998). That was the first game played in Value City Arena. TheBuckeyes handed the Broncos the worst loss in the 80-year historyof their program. The 47-point margin is the largest surrenderedsince Santa Clara fell at Purdue last season, 98-52 (Dec. 18,2000). Brian Brown has 946 points in his career. He is on pace tobecome the 40th Ohio State player to reach 1,000 points. TheBuckeyes have made 166-of-323 shots from the field this season fora shooting percentage of .514.Ohio State shot 51.4 percent (34-68)in the win over Santa Clara. The Buckeyes have eclipsed the .500mark in five of the six games this season. All 13 Buckeyes thatdressed saw action and 12 of them scored. Ohio State opponents haveturned the ball over 108 times in six games for an average of 18 acontest. The last time Ohio State started the season 6-0 (1998-99),the Buckeyes went to the Final Four. In four seasons at Value CityArena, Jim O’Brien and the Buckeyes have a combined record of 30-2against non-conference opponents. The Buckeyes have played 15 gameson Dec. 12 in the history of the program. Ohio State has come outon top 11 times. Ohio State last played on this date in 1993 atMarquette, an 86-66 Buckeye loss.