Michigan 34

(6-11, 0-5 Big Ten)

(8) Ohio State 62

(13-2, 4-1 Big Ten)

    12:00 PM ET, January 15, 2006

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    MICH 16 1834
    #8OSU 23 3962

    No. 8 Ohio State improves to 4-1 in Big Ten in rout

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State needed a strong second half to dispense with a young Michigan team.

    The No. 8 Buckeyes shot 55 percent in the second half en route to a 62-34 win Sunday over the Wolverines. Jessica Davenport and Marscilla Packer each scored 15 points for Ohio State, winners of four straight and seven of eight.

    Trailing by seven at halftime, Ohio State (13-2, 4-1 Big Ten) used a 19-5 run in the first 8 minutes of the second half to take control. Brandie Hoskins had nine of her 11 points during the run, giving OSU a 42-21 lead.

    Katie Dierdorf had 10 points for Michigan (6-11, 0-5), which missed its first 13 shots and finished with 14 field goals for the game.

    "We didn't always take the open shots," Michigan coach Cheryl Burnett said. "We made things harder than they had to be. Then when Ohio State got it going in the second half, that was the ball game."

    Despite Michigan's poor shooting, the Wolverines held a 14-9 lead before Ohio State went on a 14-2 run with 6:51 left to take a 23-16 lead at the break.

    "Michigan had a week off and is a young team that played very well," Ohio State coach Jim Foster said. "We had to adjust as a veteran team."

    Debbie Merrill added 10 points for Ohio State, which shot 24-of-49 from the floor (49 percent). Merrill said the first few minutes of the game were frustrating.

    "It felt like we couldn't get the flow offensively," she said. "After the first half we huddled and just said we need to box out and play hard."

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