Feb. 17, 2005
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Attendance: 6,227 The 2004-05 Ohio State women’s basketballteam is 25-2 overall and 12-1 in Big Ten play. Overall, theBuckeyes are 68-22 all-time and 44-4 at home under head coach JimFoster. This season, Ohio State is 16-0 in Columbus. The last timean Ohio State team was undefeated in Columbus was the 2002-03season, when then-first year head coach Jim Foster’s OSU teamdefended its home court (14-0) for the first time since 1992-93.Eight Buckeye teams have gone undefeated in Columbus throughoutprogram history. The last time the Buckeyes were 25-2 was the1984-85 season. Ohio State’s 25 wins is the most for Jim Foster inhis three seasons as head coach of the Buckeyes. The last time anOhio State squad recorded 25 wins was the 1992-93 season. That yearthe Buckeyes finished 28-4. The Buckeyes have won 13 games in arow. The last time a Buckeye team won 13 in a row was the 1992-93season, when Ohio State put together 14 victories en route to thenational championship contest. Ohio State is 8-1 this seasonagainst ranked opponents, including a 6-0 mark in Value City Arena.Minnesota has never won in Columbus. The Buckeyes own a 21-0advantage at home and lead the overall series 42-7. Ohio State went25-of-49 (.510) from the field against Minnesota. The Buckeyes are17-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field. TheBuckeyes led 28-23 at the half and are 23-0 when leading at thebreak. Ohio State outscored Minnesota in the paint, 32-24. JessicaDavenport tallied her ninth double-double of the season with 35points and 11 boards. Davenport has 13 career double-doubles.Davenport recorded her third 30-point game and clocked hersecond-consecutive 40-minute game this year for Foster. She is theonly OSU player to have played 40 minutes in a game this season.Davenport’s 35 points is a Value City Arena record. Davenport alsohad five blocks against the Golden Gophers, marking the 10th gamethis season she has swatted at least four shots in a single game.Hoskins tied her season-best with seven assists against Minnesota.Ohio State will play Michigan State at 2 p.m. Sunday in EastLansing, Mich. The game will be televised live on ESPN2.