Ohio State Wins Women's Basketball Championship

Ohio State wins the Big Ten Championship with their win over Purdue

Ohio State wins the Big Ten Championship with their win over Purdue

Feb. 23, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jessica Davenport scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half to lead No. 6 Ohio State to a 67-58 victory over No. 12 Purdue on Thursday night, giving the Buckeyes their first outright Big Ten title in two decades.

The victory - Ohio State's 15th in a row since losing 61-59 at Purdue on Jan. 1 - gave the Buckeyes (24-2, 14-1) a two-game lead in the conference with one to play.

A crowd of 7,174 chanted "Big Ten champs" in the final seconds as Ohio State locked up its first outright conference title since the 1985-86 season.

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