Nov. 25, 2006
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Att. 3,936 With the victory Saturday, Ohio State has won 11consecutive games in the Buckeye Classic. Ohio State will look towin its sixth-consecutive event title Sunday vs. Montana atapproximately 2 p.m. Ohio State has played in the championship gameof the Buckeye Classic in 14 of 15 events all-time. Ohio Statefailed to make the final in the 1983 tournament, the first year ofthe Buckeye Classic. Georgia defeated Clemson that season, 78-54,in the final and Ohio State topped Miami (Ohio), 87-68, in theconsolation game. The Buckeyes are 14-1 in their last 15non-conference regular season games. Ohio State has scored 77points in three of its four games this season. As a team, OhioState had 21 assists against just 10 turnovers. The Buckeyes turned20 Cornell turnovers into 26 points. Ohio State has forced three offour opponents this season into at least 20 turnovers.
Nine Buckeyes had at least one assist Saturday.
Ohio State made 51 percent (29-57) of its field goal attemptsSaturday. The Buckeyes have shot better than 50 percent in three offour games this season. Ohio State has won 20 consecutive gameswhen connecting on 50 percent. Ohio State outscored Cornell, 44-12,in the paint Saturday. In its four games this season, Ohio Statehas outscored its opponents in the paint 168-62. Jessica Davenportscored 24 points and now has scored in double figures in 55 of herlast 56 contests. She also had 10 rebounds to record the 34thdouble-double of her career.
Davenport made 9-of-10 (.900) field goal attempts for the second time this season Saturday to tie for sixth on the all-time Ohio State record for single game field goal percentage. Davenport holds the all-time record with a 10-for-10 effort vs. West Virginia in the 2003 NCAA tournament. Davenport went 9-10 at Army Nov. 12.
Davenport finished the game with four blocks. She has blocked at least three shots in three of four games this season. In the last two seasons, Ohio State is 23-2 when Davenport swats at least three shots in a game.
Brandie Hoskins scored 19 points Saturday. She has scored indouble digits in all four games this season. Hoskins had sixassists Saturday. She has handed out at least five assists in threeof four games this season. Hoskins was 8-for-12 from the floorSaturday. Marscilla Packer had a season-best five assists Saturday.Ohio State led 44-21 at half. With the victory Saturday, theBuckeyes have won 60 of their last 62 games when leading at thebreak. In the last two seasons, Ohio State is now 33-1 when scoringat least 60 points. The only loss came to Boston College, 79-69, inthe second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. With the winSaturday, Ohio State moved to 19-2 in games played in November inthe four-plus seasons under head coach Jim Foster. Overall, OhioState has won 24 of its last 25 games.