Dec. 11, 2004

Recap |  Box Score

Attendance: 3, 344 (season-high) Ohio State is 51-21 all-timeand 30-3 at home under head coach Jim Foster. In games played inDecember in Columbus, Foster-coached Buckeye squads are 9-0 overallin three seasons. The win against the Cornhuskers marked the firsttime Ohio State has ever beaten Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers lead the all-time series, 2-1.

Ohio State, the country’s top-shooting team, was 33-for-51 fromthe field for a .647 average against Nebraska. The Buckeyes, whoentered the game as the Big Ten’s top shooting squad from 3-pointland, were held to only .250 (2-of-8) in the first half fromdowntown, but turned it around in the second half by hitting allfive treys attempted. OSU finished with a .538 (7-of-13) mark forthe game from 3-point land. The Buckeyes outscored Nebraska 46-22in points in the paint. Senior Caity Matter hit a season-high five(of six attempted) treys today giving her a total of 215 career3-point field goals. Katie Smith holds the school’s all-time recordwith 218 career treys. Of note, until the game vs. Nebraska Matterhad not connected on a 3-point field goals since 2:55 remaining inthe first half of the Ohio game (Dec. 1). Matter had a season-best25 points. Her previous high was 20 points vs. Arizona Nov. 17. TheBuckeyes have led at the half in eight-of-nine contests thisseason. Notre Dame was the only team to outscore the Buckeyes inthe first half and Ohio State’s only loss of the year. JessicaDavenport and Matter led the Buckeyes with 26 and 25 points,respectively, against Nebraska. Davenport has reached double figurescoring in all nine games and Matter has scored double digits ineight-of-nine contests this season. Davenport reached a season-highmark in scoring (26) and reached 20 or more points for the secondtime this season. Davenport’s career-high mark is 27 points (vs.Purdue Jan. 22, 2004). Davenport sank a season-best 12 field goals;her previous best was eight vs. Yale and Bradley Nov. 27 and Nov.28). Davenport’s 14 attempts tied her previous season-high attemptsvs. Yale.

Davenport’s previous season-high was 23 points vs. Notre Dame Nov. 20, 2004.

Sophomore Stephanie Blanton was 1-for-1 for 3-pointers in thegame against the Cornhuskers, giving her an 8-of-13 mark on theseason. Notably, Blanton connected on just four 3-pointers herfreshman season. Sophomore Brandie Hoskins had a season-best forpoints (15) and assists (7). Her previous high was 14 points andsix assists vs. Arizona Nov. 17.

She tied her season-best mark of five rebounds vs. Nebraska (also vs. Notre Dame).

Ohio State will play Penn Monday at noon in Philadelphia, Pa.