Dec. 28, 2004

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Attendance: 12,599 (season-high)

Ohio State Notes

Tonight marked the first meeting between Ohio State and NewHampshire. The Buckeyes lead the series 1-0. Ohio State is 5-2all-time against schools from the America East Conference. TheBuckeyes have led at halftime in all 12 contests this season. Therewere 10 lead changes and the score was tied five times in the firsthalf. Ohio State never trailed in the second half. Ohio State is84-20 when playing in Value City Arena and 8-0 at home this season.The Buckeyes are 10-1 when scoring 70 or more points. New Hampshireshot 24-of-53 from the field for a .453 percentage compared to theBuckeyes’ .414 (29-of-70) percentage. Tonight marked the first gamethis season the Buckeyes’ opponent has tallied a better shootingpercentage from the field. Ohio State’s 70 field goal attempts isthe most this season for the Buckeyes, topping their previousseason-high total of 69 against Mercer. The Buckeyes’ 12 stealstied their season-high, set several times this season. NewHampshire’s 3-for-4 performance from the charity stripe markedopponent season-lows for makes and attempts. The Wildcats collected29 rebounds in the game, tying the season-low for OSU opponents.Junior Terence Dials recorded his third double-double of the seasonand sixth of his career against New Hampshire with 24 points and 14rebounds. Dials also had 29 rebounds and 13 boards in his lastouting, Dec. 22 against Mercer. The last time a Buckeye hadback-to-back double-doubles was during the 2003-04 season whenVelimir Radinovic tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds against Iowa(2/18/04) and 23 points and 10 caroms at Indiana (2/21/04).Notably, Ohio State dropped a 78-67 contest to the Hawkeyes andbeat the Hoosiers, 59-56, in those games. Dials’ 24 points markedthe fifth time this season he has surpassed the 20-point total andsixth 20-point game of his career. Dials matched his career-highwith 14 rebounds against New Hampshire and his 10 offensiverebounds is a career-high. Ohio State’s 20 offensive rebounds is aseason high, topping its previous season-high of 15 vs. MoreheadState. Junior guard Je’Kel Foster has connected on at least one3-point field goal in 11-of-12 games this season. He has made atleast three 3-contests in five games this season. Senior guard TonyStockman went 3-of-10 from behind the 3-point arc against theWildcats. With his three makes, Stockman moved into ninth placewith 108 career treys on Ohio State’s career 3-point field goalslist. Chris Jent (1989-92) is eighth on the list with 112 careertreys.