Jan. 16, 2005

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Attendance: 8,145 (season-high) With the win, Ohio State leadsthe all-time series with Rutgers 4-3. In games played during theBig Ten/Big East Challenge, the series is tied 1-1. Ranked No. 4,Rutgers is the second-highest opponent to play in Value City Arena.Second-ranked Purdue is the highest and the Boilermakers knockedoff Ohio State 64-56 on Jan. 26, 1999. Purdue went on to win thenational championship that year. The Buckeyes are 7-1 this seasonagainst Top 25 teams, including a 6-0 mark vs. ranked opponents athome. Ohio State has won the last six in a row vs. rankedopponents. The Buckeyes are 59-22 all-time and 39-4 at home underhead coach Jim Foster. This season, Ohio State is 12-0 in Columbusand 17-2 overall. The last time the Buckeyes were 17-2 was the1984-85 season. Ohio State trailed at the half, 21-16. The Buckeyeshave trailed at halftime in two games this season. Notre Dame ledOhio State 29-25 at the halftime and eventually went on to a 66-62win to give Ohio State is first loss of the season. The Buckeyes’16 points and .261 (6-of-23) field goal percentage in the firststanza are season-low marks for the season. Sophomore centerJessica Davenport hit her first career 3-point field goal with15:02 to play in the first half. Davenport is 1-for-3 for hercareer from behind the arc. Davenport recorded her sixth 20-pointgame of the season with 22 scores against the Scarlet Knights.Rugters is the second team to outscore the Buckeyes in the paintwith a 28-26 advantage in the lane. Liberty also outscored OhioState in the paint Jan. 9. The Buckeyes beat Liberty, 66-51.Rutgers outscored Ohio State 25-13 in bench scoring. The Buckeyesentered the game outscoring teams 23-12 in bench scoring. Rutgersis the third team to outscore Ohio State in bench scoring thisseason, joining Purdue and Notre Dame. Ohio State shot .765 percent(13-of-17) from the field in the second half. The Buckeyes haveshot 70 percent or better in the second half in three games thisseason. Today’s attendance of 8,145 is the largest crowd to watch awomen’s basketball game under head coach Jim Foster.