Jan. 13, 2005

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Attendance: 2,979 Iowa leads the all-time series with OhioState 24-18, but the Buckeyes have won the last three consecutivemeetings. Iowa has never won in Value City Arena, as the Buckeyesare now 5-0 all-time in VCA and 13-7 in Columbus vs. the Hawkeyes.The Buckeyes are 58-22 all-time and 38-4 at home under head coachJim Foster. This season, Ohio State is 11-0 in Columbus and 16-2overall. The last time the Buckeyes were 16-2 was the 1984-85season. The Buckeyes are 6-1 this season against Top 25 teams,including a 5-0 mark vs. ranked opponents at home. Ohio State haswon the last five in a row vs. ranked opponents. Against Iowa, theBuckeyes sank four 3-pointers in the final seven minutes of thefirst half. Ohio State was also hot from downtown in the finalseven minutes of the first half at Michigan Tuesday as they drainedseven treys before the break. The Buckeyes were ahead 39-24 athalftime vs. Iowa. Ohio State improved to 15-0 when leading at themidway mark. Until the Iowa game this evening, no Buckeye opponenthad shot .500 this season. Iowa shot .500 (21-42) from the field.The Hawkeyes were 62.5 (5-of-8) from 3-point land. JessicaDavenport had 19 points. She has scored double figures in 17-of-18games. Davenport led all rebounders with nine boards. Ohio State -the country’s top shooting team – shot 54.2 from the field and 47.4from 3-point land. The Buckeyes are 12-0 when shooting better than.500 from the field. Brandie Hoskins scored 13 points. It was her11th consecutive game with double-figure scoring. She has scoreddouble digits in 14-of-17 contests. Ashley Allen tied herseason-best mark of nine assists vs. Iowa. She also tallied ninehelpers vs. UCLA Dec. 21. Caity Matter was 3-of-6 from downtown vs.Iowa and is a combined 11-17 from 3-point land in the last twocontests (vs. Iowa and Michigan). Rookie Marscilla Packer hit acareer-best three (of four attempts) 3-pointers. Her previous bestwas two treys, which she had in two different contests – the lastwas vs. Bradley Nov. 28 in St. John Arena. MichelleMuñoz tied her season-best 12 points vs. Iowa. She alsoscored 12 at Ohio Dec. 1. OSU us 13-0 when scoring 70 or morepoints. The Buckeyes play host to No. 4/7 Rutgers in game one ofthe 2005 Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge at 3 p.m. Sunday in Value CityArena. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.