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Buckeyes held scoreless for eight minutes

3/22/2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Amber Jacobs scored 17 points and Boston
College held Ohio State scoreless for eight minutes of the second
half Monday night in a 63-48 victory in the second round of the
NCAA Tournament.

The third-seeded Eagles (27-6) advanced to play either Minnesota
or Kansas State in the Mideast Regional semifinals Sunday in
Norfolk, Va.

Jacobs hit five of seven shots from the field, including three
of four 3-pointers, and all four free throws. She also had five
assists and four rebounds.

Kathrin Ress added 16 points and Jessalyn Deveny had 15 for the
Eagles, who reached the round of 16 for the second year in a row.

Brandie Hoskins led the sixth-seeded Buckeyes (21-10) with 16
points, and Caity Matter had 10.

After eight lead changes and six ties, the Eagles slowly pulled
away midway through the second half.

Ohio State, playing on its own campus, had beaten West Virginia
in Saturday's opening round by pounding the ball inside to 6-foot-5
Jessica Davenport and 6-3 LaToya Turner. Davenport had 22 points
and Turner added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the 73-67 win.

But Boston College all but eliminated the Buckeyes' inside game,
overplaying Davenport underneath and surrounding her with defenders
whenever she received a pass.

Davenport's putback with 14:38 remaining -- she was just 2-for-10
from the field -- cut Ohio State's deficit to 40-39, but the
Buckeyes didn't score again until Matter hit a 3-pointer with 6:36
left.

During the 10-0 Eagles run in which Ohio State missed all nine
shots from the field, both free throws and committed three
turnovers, Jacobs had a layup and a 3-pointer and Deveny hit a pair
of baskets.

After Matter finally broke the scoring drought, the Eagles
scored the next eight points while holding Ohio State without a
point for another four minutes.

The Buckeyes, who led the nation in field-goal percentage this
season at 52 percent, hit just 24 percent of their shots in the
second half (7-for-29). Meanwhile, the Eagles -- second in
field-goal percentage at 49.4 percent -- made half of their 22 shots
from the field.

Ohio State also hit just two of nine free throws. BC was
12-of-17.

The game was played before a partisan crowd of 8,649 at St. John
Arena, the Buckeyes' home floor before they moved to Value City
Arena six years ago.