BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Jessica Davenport had 12 points and 10
rebounds, Michelle Munoz added 12 points and Ohio State blew
out Indiana 52-30 on Thursday.
The Buckeyes (18-2, 5-1 Big Ten) won their seventh straight
while also snapping a four-game losing streak in Bloomington. It
was Ohio State's first victory at Indiana since Jan. 15, 1999, and
the Buckeyes did it with an impressive defensive effort that
stifled the Hoosiers.Indiana (8-8, 1-5) shot 24.1 percent from the field and scored
just eight points in the first half -- the lowest total for one half
in school history. The previous record was 11 points in the second
half against Purdue earlier this month. The 30 points also was a
new school-record low. The previous low was 31 also set in that
Purdue game.Only two Hoosiers reached double figures -- Cindy Valentin who
scored 15 points to become the ninth Indiana player to top 1,000
points as a junior and Jamie Gathing, who added 10. Indiana lost
its second straight home game and has now lost five of six.And the game was every bit as lopsided as the final score
indicated.Ohio State (No. 4 ESPN/USA Today; No. 3 AP) used a 22-0 run during a 15:23 span in the first half
to wipe out an early Indiana lead. The Hoosiers finally ended the
drought when Gathing hit a short jumper with 13 seconds left to
make it 26-8 at halftime.Munoz dominated early in the second half, scoring six points in
the first five minutes to help the Buckeyes build a 35-10 lead.
Indiana never challenged the rest of the way.