Chattanooga 67

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Ohio State 84

(5-1, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 27, 2004

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    CHAT 33 3467
    OSU 43 4184

    Ohio State 84, UT-Chattanooga 67

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- J.J. Sullinger scored 21 points and Ohio State set school records for 3-pointers made and attempted in an 84-67 win over Chattanooga on Saturday night.

    The Buckeyes (5-1), who came in hitting 7 of 18 3-pointers on an average night, made 17 of 35. The previous school marks were 13 3-pointers made and 30 attempted.

    Ivan Harris added 17 points -- hitting all five of his 3-pointers in the second half -- with Tony Stockman scoring 16 points and Terence Dials 11.

    Chris Brown had 12 points and Mindaugas Katelynas and Matt Malone each scored 10 for the Mocs (1-1).

    Chattanooga started the game double-teaming Ohio State's Dials everytime he touched the ball down low, giving the Buckeyes' perimeter shooters a clear window to shoot. And shoot they did.

    Sullinger hit 4 of 5 shots behind the arc in the opening half as Ohio State opened up a 43-33 lead. They hit 9 of 20 3-pointers.

    The Buckeyes built the lead to 64-43 midway through the second half, thanks in part to 3s on consecutive possessions by Stockman, Harris and Je'Kel Foster early in the half.

    The Mocs drew as close as 67-54 on Brown's tip-in with 7:43 left, but then Ohio State pulled away again with its outside shooting. Harris broke the record with Ohio State's 14th 3-pointer with 6:24 left and then hit another shot from the opposite corner with 4:10 left to eclipse the mark for 3-pointers attempted.

    Harris' 5 3-pointers were a career-best while Sullinger tied his high without shooting one in the second half.

    The game was played in St. John Arena, Ohio State's home court from 1956 to 1998.

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