Dec. 9, 2001

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South Orange, N.J. – The Ohio State Buckeyes, recording a program low 35 field goal attempts, suffered their fourth loss of the season at the hands of the Seton Hall Pirates, 71-53, Saturday afternoon in Walsh Gymnasium.

The Buckeyes, 2-4 overall, were held to four field goals in the first half with the last posted with 8:02 left to play. The Pirates led the entire game, 34-21 at halftime, and by as many as 26 points midway through the second half.

Seton Hall, 6-2, 0-1 (Big East), capitalized on the boards as well, gaining a 37-25 advantage. Fifty-one fouls were called between the two squads. OSU made 41 visits to the stripe, connecting on 28 (.683).

Leading Ohio State were guards Tomeka Brown (Sr., Columbus, Ohio/Marion Franklin), Ashley Allen (Fr., Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis) and Lauren Shenk (Sr., Minster, Ohio/Minster) all with 10 points. Courtney Coleman (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Hughes) collected a game-high eight rebounds.

Injured guards Tanya McClure (So., Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna-Lincoln) and Caity Matter (So., Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) were joined on the bench by centers LaToya Turner (Jr., Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington) and Brandee Gibbs (Fr., Hanover, Minn.,/Orono), reducing the Buckeye roster to nine.

Seton Hall enjoyed a balanced scoring attack. Four players posted double-figure scoring led by forward Leslie Ardon with 12 points.

The Buckeyes don’t have long to regroup, tipping off a three games over six-days stretch Monday, hosting Eastern Michigan at Value City Arena at 7 p.m. Ohio State will cap the week hosting the Wonder/Hostess Women’s Sports Foundation Classic Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.