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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

Ohio State's Foster wins 700th of his career, 86-60

Associated Press

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EVANSTON, Ill. Ohio State coach Jim Foster earned his 700th career victory as the sixth-ranked Buckeyes romped to an 86-60 win over Northwestern yesterday.

Sarah Schulze and Samantha Prahalis each scored 16 points, helping Ohio State (15-1, 3-0) take sole possession of the Big Ten lead with its seventh straight win.

Jantel Lavender had 14 points and nine rebounds for Ohio State while Tayler Hill added 12 points.

Dannielle Diamant scored a game-high 20 points for the Wildcats (11-3, 2-1), who had shared the Big Ten lead with the Buckeyes.

No. 3 Notre Dame 74, No. 18 Vanderbilt 69: Lindsay Schrader had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Skylar Diggins added 15 points and the host Fighting Irish (12-0) used a 12-0 run bridging halftime for a 43-34 lead they never lost in rallying past the Commodores (11-2).

No. 7 North Carolina 104, East Tennessee State 65: Italee Lucas scored 17 points to lead four teammates in double figures as the host Tar Heels (11-1) reached 100 points for the first time this season with an easy victory over the Buccaneers.

No. 8 Duke 70, Temple 62: Karima Christmas had career highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jasmine Thomas added 15 points to help the visiting Blue Devils (11-2) turn back the Owls (10-3).

No. 16 Michigan State 86, Michigan 71: Lykendra Johnson scored 19 points, Kalisha Keane added 18 and the host Spartans (10-4, 1-2 Big Ten) forced 20 turnovers in beating the Wolverines (9-4, 1-2).

No. 20 Pittsburgh 57, Mount St. Mary's 47: Shayla Scott scored 18 points and the host Panthers (11-2) won their final non-conference game, beating the Mountaineers (4-7).


WEST TEXAS A&M 88, CHAMINADE 46: The 16th-ranked Lady Buffs (13-1) hit 60 percent of their field-goal attempts to beat the host Silverswords (1-7). Kellen Costello scored 13 points and Samantha Saito 10 for CU.


No. 7 Duke 114, Penn 55: Nolan Smith scored 23 points to help the host Blue Devils (11-1) rout the Quakers (0-9) in their final tuneup before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play Sunday against Clemson.

NO. 14 TENNESSEE 66, MEMPHIS 59: Wayne Chism had 15 points and nine rebounds, and the host Volunteers (10-2) outrebounded the Tigers (9-3), 47-28, and held a 30-12 scoring advantage in the paint.

No. 17 Washington 76, Oregon State 70: Quincy Pondexter scored 20 points, Isaiah Thomas added 19 and the host Huskies (10-2) opened defense of their Pac-10 title by holding off the Beavers (6-6).

No. 23 Wisconsin 65, No. 15 Ohio State 43: Trevon Hughes scored 16 points and Jon Leuer added all 11 of his points in the second half to help the host Badgers (11-2) knock off the Buckeyes (10-3) in both teams' Big Ten opener.

No. 22 Florida State 81, Alabama A&M 34: Deividas Dulkys scored 19 points and the host the Seminoles (12-2) held the Bulldogs (3-5) to just 10 second-half points and the fewest allowed in Civic Center history.

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