Nov. 30, 2006
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Ohio State 45-37 when playing in games in which both teams areranked. The Buckeyes are 201-52 when ranked in the Associated PressTop 10 and 300-92 when playing as a Top 25 team. Junior JamarButler handed out five assists without a turnover. Ohio State is27-6 when Butler hands out four or more assists in a game. SeniorIvan Harris knocked down 5-of-8 3-point attempts to finish with 17points. The five made treys tied a career high. He eclipsed the 500point mark for his OSU career in the game vs. the Tar Heels (515)and improved is season shooting percentage from 3-point range to.500 (18-36). Senior Ron Lewis scored a game-high 30 points, acareer best offensive effort as a Buckeye. The last time an OhioState player reached 30 points was against Duke in the 2002 BigTen/ACC Challenge when Brent Darby tallied 35 against the BlueDevils’ (12/3/02) in Greensboro, N.C. Freshman Mike Conley Jr.handed out a game-high eight assists against UNC. He has dished outseven or more helpers in four games this year and has anassist-to-turnover ratio of 2.9-1. Daequan Cook finished with 14points and nine rebounds, narrowly missing his second-consecutivedouble-double (17 pts./11 rebs. vs. YSU). Cook is Ohio State’sleading rebounder (7.3 rpg.) and second leading scorer (17.3 ppg.).North Carolina native Othello Hunter score the first basket of eachhalf against the Tar Heels, including the opening points of thegame on a inbounds play dunk. Ohio State connected on 13 of 26(.500) 3-pointers vs. UNC. The Buckeyes have made 10 or more treysin four games this season. OSU is 36-6 all time when making 10 ormore treys in a game and 20-4 when doing so under Thad Matta thelast three years. The Buckeyes made 34 of 65 field goal attempts(.523), marking the sixth time this season Ohio State has shot .500or better. Matta’s teams are 21-3 when make at least half its shotsin a game. North Carolina’s 98 points are the most by an opponentsince LSU reached 113 in a double overtime win against the Buckeyesin 2004-05. Ohio State is 33-24 all-time vs. teams representing theACC and 2-8 vs. UNC squads.