Jan. 6, 2005
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Attendance: 3,301 Ohio State leads the all-time series againstMichigan State 41-18, including a 16-8 mark in Columbus. TheBuckeyes are 56-22 all-time and 36-4 at home under head coach JimFoster. Ohio State is 8-3 all-time against ranked opponents inValue City Arena. With the win vs. No. 6/6 Michigan State, theBuckeyes are 5-1 this season against Top 25 teams, including a 4-0mark vs. ranked opponents at home. Michigan State is the highestranked opponent Ohio State has faced this season. The Spartans arethe highest ranked opponent the Buckeyes have beaten under headcoach Jim Foster. During the 2002-03 season, Ohio State defeatedNo. 10/11 Purdue 56-51 in Value City Arena. Last year, the Buckeyesdefeated No. 10/10 Minnesota 75-57 at home. With a 28-54 (.519)stroke from the field tonight against the Spartans, Ohio State hasshot better than 50 percent from the field in 10 games this season.Sophomore center Jessica Davenport tallied five blocks against theSpartans to move into third place on Ohio State’s career leaderslist. Davenport, who has 127 blocks thus far in her career, needs116 blocks to take over first. Mary Sivak (1979-82) is No. 1 with241 swats. Davenport has scored double figures in every game thisseason. Matter has recorded double digit scoring numbers in12-of-15 games and Hoskins in 11-of-14 games, including the lastseven in a row. Sophomore forward Stephanie Blanton had aseason-high eight rebounds. Ohio State held MSU scoreless from the7:47 mark to the 0:28 mark to close the game. The Buckeyes had 20bench points vs. MSU’s four bench points and 10 vs. 2 fast-breakscores in favor of OSU. Davenport has a career-high four steals.