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.