Feb. 18, 2007
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Att. – 10,141 (season-high) The loss for Ohio State ended itswin streak at 17 games. It is just the second loss for the Buckeyesin their last 43 games. The 17-game win streak is tied forsecond-longest in school history. Ohio State also won 17 in a rowin 1975-76. The Ohio State record is 20 wins in a row, last set in2005-06. The defeat also ended the Buckeyes’ program-record homewin streak at 27 games (25 at Value City Arena). The Buckeyes lastlost at home to then-No. 3/3 LSU, 64-48, Dec. 15, 2005.
Ohio State All-Time Home Win Streaks:
27 – Dec 20, 2005 to Feb. 15, 2007
26 – Jan. 5 1987 to Dec. 3, 1988
24 – Feb. 10, 2002 to Jan. 2, 2004
Ohio State’s 30-game win streak against Big Ten opponents wasended with the loss Sunday vs. Michigan State. The streak was thesecond-longest in Ohio State history. The Buckeyes won 36 straightvs. conference foes from 1983-84 to 1985-86. The Buckeyes also hadwon 26 consecutive home games in Big Ten play. Ohio State lastsuffered a home loss vs. a conference opponent Jan. 25, 2004 vs.Penn State, 70-64. With the loss Sunday vs. Michigan State, OhioState’s three seniors Stephanie Blanton, Jessica Davenport andBrandie Hoskins record with the Buckeyes is 104-20. The bestfour-year run by a Buckeye team was from 1982-83 to 1985-86 whenOhio State went 106-22. The Buckeyes also posted a 102-20 mark from1984-85 to 1987-88. With the loss to No. 24 Michigan State, OhioState now is 4-2 this season vs. ranked teams. Ohio State sufferedits first loss this season in a game decided by eight points orless. The Buckeyes now are 6-1 in games decided by eight or less.Ohio State had won its last 13 games decided by eight or less. OhioState post players Tamarah Riley, Andrea Walker and Star Allenscored 23 points and made 10-13 FG. Walker had 10 points, two offher career high, and was 4-5 FG. Allen was 4-6 FG and Riley madeboth of her FG attempts. Ohio State leads the all-time series withMichigan State 44-20 and is 17-9 at home vs. the Spartans. TheBuckeyes failed to score 60 points Sunday for just the third timethis season. Ohio State is 1-2 in such games. Ohio State has won 52of its last 53 games when scoring at least 60 points. The Buckeyessuffered just their third loss in the last 78 games when leading(32-25) at half. Michigan State made 23-of-55 FG (.418) Sunday.This season, Ohio State is 24-1 when holding opponents to less than50 percent FG. The Buckeyes have held their opponents to less than40 percent FG shooting in 19 of 26 games this season. JessicaDavenport had 16 points Sunday. She now has 2,155 career points torank eighth all-time in the Big Ten. Davenport has scored in doubledigits in 76 of her last 77 games.
With a 5-for-13 FG performance, Davenport stands at 825 career FG to rank second at OSU. Katie Smith ranks first at Ohio State with 826 from 1993-96.
With 11 rebounds Sunday, Davenport recorded career double-double No. 45.
The attendance of 10,141 Sunday marked a season-high for OhioState and ranked as the seventh-largest in Value City Arenahistory.