Feb. 15, 2005
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Attendance: 14,110 Indiana leads the all-time series with OhioState 98-70, but the Buckeyes hold a 48-34 advantage in gamesplayed in Columbus. The 2004-05 series is split at one win apiece.Ohio State head coach Thad Matta recorded his first career victoryagainst Indiana. He owns a mark of 1-2 vs. the Hoosiers. With thewin Tuesday over Indiana, Matta led the Buckeyes to their 18th winof the season, the second-most for an Ohio State first-year headcoach. Gary Williams posted a record of 20-13 during his firstseason at Ohio State in 1987-88. Ohio State’s 18 wins is the mostsince 2001-02 when the Buckeyes posted a mark of 24-8. With thewin, Ohio State earned its seventh Big Ten win of the season,surpassing its six victories during the 2003-04 season. TheBuckeyes improved to 13-1 in Value City Arena and are 14-1 overallin games played in Columbus this season. Ohio State took a 27-22lead into the locker room against IU. The squad is 17-2 whenleading at halftime. The Buckeyes limited Indiana to 44 points,marking the fifth time this season Ohio State has held a team to 50points or less. Ohio State is 16-2 this season when leading withfive minutes left to play in the game. With 22 3-point field goalattempts against Indiana, Ohio State is nine attempts shy of theall-time record for 3-point field goal attempts in a season. The2004-05 Buckeyes have 592 attempts in 26 games this season. The1998-99 Ohio State squad holds the first-place spot with 611attempts. The Buckeyes already hold the top spot in the Ohio Staterecord book for 3-point field goals made in a season, with 225 onthe year, including six Tuesday against IU. With 14 points againstthe Hoosiers, junior Terence Dials is 29 points away from scoringhis 1,000th career point. Dials scored just five points in thefirst half, which also happened to be the first five of the gamefor the Buckeyes. Dials has scored in double figures in 20 gamesfor Ohio State this season. Junior J.J. Sullinger led the Buckeyeswith 17 points, marking the 12th time this season he has scored indouble digits. Junior Je’Kel Foster dished four assists against theHoosiers. He also posted six helpers Feb. 12 at Penn State and hasa combined-10 assists in the last two games. Freshman guard JamarButler set a career-high with 27 minutes against the Hoosiers. Hisprevious career-best was 25 minutes at Northwestern Jan. 25. Butleralso connected on a career-high two 3-point field goals vs.Indiana. The Buckeyes return to action against Minnesota at 5 p.m.Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn.