Feb. 25, 2007
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Att. – 1,631 The Buckeyes are the first Big Ten team to repeatas outright champions since Penn State was the top team in theconference from 2002-03 to 2003-04. Ohio State claimed its firstback-to-back outright titles since the Buckeyes won three outrightchampionships from 1983-86. The Buckeyes are the first team to winat least a share of three titles in a row since Iowa won the leaguefour straight seasons from 1986-87 to 1989-90. The Buckeyes sharedtwo of those conference crowns with the Hawkeyes in 1987 (17-1) and1989 (16-2). Ohio State holds the record by winning fiveconsecutive league championships from 1982-83 to 1986-87.
Most Consecutive Big Ten Reg. Season Titles
|Ohio State||5||1982-83 – 86-87|
|Iowa||4||1986-87 – 89-90|
|Ohio State||3||2004-05 – 06-07|
Ohio State has won 19 of its last 20 games overall and 32of its last 33 vs. Big Ten teams. With the win Sunday, the Buckeyeshave posted back-to-back two-loss regular seasons overall andone-loss Big Ten campaigns. It is the best two-year run in OhioState history 55-5 (.916) and 30-2 in the Big Ten (.938). TheBuckeyes have won 15 consecutive Big Ten road games. The 2006-07Ohio State team is the first Buckeye squad to win all of itsconference road games in a season since OSU went 18-0 in leagueplay (9-0 road record) in 1984-85. Ohio State’s three seniorsStephanie Blanton, Jessica Davenport and Brandie Hoskins recordwith the Buckeyes is 106-20 (.841). It is the best four-year run bya Buckeye team. The 1982-83 to 1985-86 squads went 106-22 (.828).The Buckeyes also posted a 102-20 (.850) mark from 1984-85 to1987-88. Ohio State has won the last nine meetings vs. Michigan toup its overall lead in the series to 42-6. The Buckeyes are 20-4all-time in Ann Arbor. Ohio State has won 53 of its last 54 gameswhen scoring at least 60 points. The Buckeyes have won 77 of theirlast 80 games when leading at the half. The Buckeyes led 38-22 athalftime Sunday. The Buckeyes matched a season-high with 28 madefree throws Sunday in 34 attempts (.824). Ohio State started thegame Sunday with a 17-2 run through the first nine minutes.Michigan missed its first 14 field goal attempts, making its firstshot from the field at the 11:10 mark. The Wolverines shot 8-36 inthe first half, a 22.2 percent clip. Michigan made 22-of-66 FG(.333) Sunday. This season, Ohio State is 26-1 when holdingopponents to less than 50 percent in field goal shooting. OhioState has held 21 of 28 opponents this season to less than 40percent FG shooting. Jessica Davenport had 25 points Sunday. Shenow has 2,206 career points to rank seventh all-time in the BigTen. Davenport has scored in double digits in 78 of her last 79games. It was the 12th time this season Davenport has scored 20 ormore points.
With 15 rebounds, Davenport posted the 46th double-double of her career.
Maria Moeller had a game-high five steals, giving her 48 forthe season. That is the most steals for a freshman since KimWilburn swiped 92 her first season with Ohio State in 2002-03. StarAllen was a 3-for-6 FG vs. Michigan. She has gone 77-for-109 FG inher last 13 contests, a .706 shooting percentage.