Jan. 23, 2005

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Attendance: 5,052 Ohio State leads the all-time series withNorthwestern, 28-15, and has a 13-6 advantage in Columbus. TheBuckeyes have won the last 10 meetings between the two schools. TheBuckeyes are 60-22 all-time and 40-4 at home under head coach JimFoster. This season, Ohio State is 13-0 in Columbus and 19-2overall. The last time the Buckeyes were 19-2 was the 1984-85season. The win over Northwestern gives Ohio State itseighth-consecutive win, marking the second such streak this season.The Buckeyes also won eight in a row starting with a victory overYale (Nov. 27) in the Buckeye Classic before falling to Penn State(Dec. 30) in the Big Ten season opener. Ohio State led 35-21 at thehalf and is 17-0 when leading at the break. Northwestern was thethird team to outscore the Buckeyes in the paint this season with a32-30 advantage down low. Liberty and Rutgers also outscored OhioState in the paint. Sophomore guard Brandie Hoskins led theBuckeyes with 18 points. It marks the third time Hoskins has ledthe team in scoring this season. Hoskins, who shot 7-of-9 from thefield, including a 2-for-2 mark from behind the arc, tied aseason-high with six boards against the Wildcats. She also had sixcaroms at Penn (Dec. 13). Junior Michelle Muñoz, whoscored 11 points against Northwestern, has netted double-figurepoints in three of the last four games. Senior Ashley Allen dishedseven assists and two turnovers against the Wildcats.