Nov. 24, 2006
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Attendance: 17,463 The Buckeyes recorded their 201st win as aTop 10 team Friday. When ranked in the Top 10 (No. 3 USA Today andNo. 4 in AP) Ohio State has an all-time record of 201-51. As a Top25 squad, the Buckeyes are 300-91. Ohio State is 2-0 in gamesplayed at Nationwide Arena. The Buckeyes defeated Virginia Tech62-57 Dec. 6, 2003 in downtown Columbus. The Buckeyes had a 51-11advantage in bench points Friday. Three of Ohio State’s four topscorers came off the bench. Overall, five Buckeyes scored in doubledigits for the second time this season. Five Buckeyes scored doublefigures in Ohio State’s 107-69 victory over VMI in the seasonopener. Five Buckeyes had at least five rebounds Friday, led byDaequan Cook’s career-best 11. Junior Matt Terwilliger scored acareer high 12 points vs. in the win over the Penguins. He alsoknocked down his first career 3-pointer in the first half.Following a 10-all tie at the 14:01 mark of the first half, theBuckeyes went on a 30-4 run over a 9:26 stretch to take a 40-14lead after a Mike Conley Jr. steal and dunk at the 4:32 mark of thefirst half. Ohio State’s 54 first half points is a season high forthe first 20 minutes. Ohio State scored 56 points in the secondhalf vs. VMI Nov. 10. Junior Jamar Butler finished with nineassists. In the last two games he has totaled 16 assists and justtwo turnovers. Ohio State is now 27-5 when Butler hands out four ormore helpers in a game. Ohio State made 13-29 3-pointers Fridayagainst the Penguins, marking the third time this season theBuckeyes have connected on 10 or more treys in a game. Ohio Stateis 36-5 all time when making 10 or more 3s in a game. In the lastthree years under Matta, Ohio State is 20-3 when making 10 or morefrom long range. The Buckeyes shot 50.7 percent (35-69) from thefloor Friday. Under Matta, Ohio State is now 21-2 when the Buckeyesshoot 50-percent or better from the floor. Ohio State has shotbetter than 50 percent in five of six games this season. With thewin Friday, Ohio State now is 48-9 against members of the HorizonLeague and 3-0 against Youngstown State. Conley Jr. was creditedwith five steals, which tied his career high and the Ohio Statesingle game freshman record for steals in a game. Senior Ron Lewisscored 16 points Friday, giving him double-figures in all six gamesthis season. Lewis finished with a season-best seven rebounds.· The Buckeyes are now 6-0 this season when leading atthe half (54-25). Senior Ivan Harris scored 19 points Friday, oneof his career-best of 20 at LSU Jan. 15, 2005. Nine of 10 Buckeyeswho played scored Friday.