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Foster gets 700th win as Buckeyes roll 86-60

Dec 31, 2009 - 11:34 PM EVANSTON, Ill.(AP) -- Ohio State coach Jim Foster earned his 700th career victory as the Buckeyes surged to an 86-60 win over Northwestern on Thursday.

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

The Buckeyes used a 28-3 run in a 7:34 span starting late in the first half and opened a 53-20 lead with 17:16 to play and led by as many as 41 points later in the half.

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. Amy Jaeschke had 13 points and two rebounds and topped 500 rebounds for her career.

Ohio State, which came in averaging 84.5 points per game, shot 52.2 percent (35 of 67) from the field and 50 percent (9 of 18) on 3-pointers. Northwestern shot just 37.9 percent (22 of 58) from the field but outrebounded the Buckeyes 37-35.