Dec. 30, 2001

Recap| Box Score| Notes

Ohio State Coach Beth Burns
“We had great focus right from the beginning of the game. The credit goes to our seniors (Lauren Shenk and Tomeka Brown) because they really set the tone. I believe D’wan (Shackleford) and Courtney (Coleman) wanted to redeem themselves after the loss in Indiana Friday. I think they did.

“I’m proud of the way our team adjusted from Friday to Sunday for an entirely different type of team. I think rebounding was the difference and foul trouble for Rashana Barnes was key.”

Ohio State guard Tomeka Brown
“We had to focus and work together. Communicating with each other made our zone work. Our focus was that rebounding would be the key, especially from the guard position.”

Ohio State forward D’wan Shackleford
“I think it’s a tremendous feat what we have done. To come in to “Happy Valley” and defeat Penn State – you can’t help but feel good.”