Jan. 22, 2005

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Ohio State returns to action with a two-game homestand againstWestern Michigan next weekend. The teams will meet at 7:05 p.m.Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29. The attendance was 12,391 after14,777 fans attended the OSU-UM game Friday. They marked thebiggest crowds in Value City Arena this weekend. Pelley took overthe team scoring lead with a career-best 26 points. He is tied forthe CCHA lead in goal scoring with 16 on the year. He extended hisscoring streak to six (5-2-7). Anderson’s assist extended hispoint-scoring streak to five (3-2-5). The loss ends the Buckeyes’three-game winning streak. The six goals scored by Michigan werethe most scored against Ohio State since Western Michigan scoredsix Oct. 29. OSU had allowed one goal in each of the last threegames. Strachan’s assist on Pelley’s first goal marked his firstpoint of the season. Every Buckeye who has played in more than sixgames has at least a point this season.