News Links - 1/18/06

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OSU wasn't prepared mentally, Tressel says - Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, having had a week and a half to deal with the heartburn of a 41-14 loss in the national championship game, wasn't about to lay it off on the theory of Southeastern Conference superiority over the Big Ten.


OSU MEN'S BASKETBALL LINKS

OSU wins battle of freshman stars - Akron Beacon Journal
Greg Oden's creativity with a razor trimmed not only his beard but years off his appearance.

Ohio State overpowers Wildcats - Bucyrus Telegraph
Greg Oden had a new look and a couple of his teammates had a new approach.

Buckeyes hone zone during lopsided win - Columbus Dispatch
Memo to future opponents with designs on drawing Greg Oden out of the lane on defense:

Buckeyes crush Northwestern - Dayton Daily News
There was tough defense, sharp passing and good 3-point shooting.

Buckeyes pull rank - Elyria Chronicle Telegram
Ohio State began a string of 13 consecutive Big Ten games Wednesday night by thumping Northwestern 73-41 in front of 18,903 fans at Value City Arena.

Buckeyes overpower Wildcats - Lake County News-Herald
For a brief moment, Northwestern looked no different than the countless AAU and high school teams that fell victim to the tandem so many times before.

Buckeyes light it up vs. Northwestern - Mansfield News Journal
Whether the Ohio State men's basketball team would struggle defensively against Northwestern's deliberate Princeton offense became a secondary issue shortly after Wednesday's tipoff.

Buckeyes breeze past Wildcats - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Why did Ohio State's Greg Oden shout and smile while throwing down a two-handed dunk off a Mike Conley lob with two seconds left in the first half Wednesday night?

Who's the most important Buckeye? - Sandusky Register
This week's version of "Hakuna Matta" (isn't that a sweet name for a column?) will be a simple rundown of Ohio State's roster.


OSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL LINKS

Eclipsing 2,000 beside the point for Davenport - Columbus Dispatch
Four years later, the first points that Jessica Davenport scored in her Ohio State career remain lost in the foothills of a statistical mountain nearing 2,000.

Game Preview - Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin



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