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Jan. 2, 2013

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  • Men's basketball junior forward Deshaun Thomas has led the Buckeyes in scoring in each of the past three games, tallying 21 points against Winthrop, 16 points against Kansas and 17 points against Chicago State. The Ft. Wayne, Ind., native has now scored in double figures in all 12 games this season, and leads the team and the Big Ten with 19.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Thomas passed the 1,000 career point mark against Duke (11/28), and with 1,134 points, moves to No. 37 on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State. He needs five points to pass Jamaal Brown for 36th all-time.

  • Women's basketball senior guard Tayler Hill moved into 10th place all-time on the Ohio State scoring list with 1,633 points after scoring 22 points against Howard at Value City Arena (12/30). She has now scored in double figures in 47 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten. Hill currently ranks sixth in the Big Ten in scoring with 19.4 points per game, and has had seven 20-point games so far this season.

    No. 10 Men's Basketball (10-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated Winthrop, 65-55, at Value City Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
  • Junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 21 points and notched a career high in assists with four.
  • Junior guard Aaron Craft recorded three steals against the Eagles, moving to No. 3 all-time in Ohio State history. He also collected five rebounds, tying a season high.
  • Junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. passed 400 career points with 14 points in the game and tied a season best with three assists.
  • The Buckeyes returned to Value City Arena on Saturday, Dec. 22, falling to No. 9 Kansas by a score of 74-66. The contest marked the 10th meeting all-time between Ohio State and Kansas; the Jayhawks hold a 7-3 advantage in the series and have won five games in a row.
  • Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 16 points and made three 3-pointers to pass 100 for his career (101).
  • Aaron Craft totaled a season high five rebounds, while sophomore guard Shannon Scott scored a career-high 15 points and tied a career-best with six rebounds.
  • Ohio State next faced Chicago State at Value City Arena on Saturday, Dec. 29. The Buckeyes defeated Chicago State, 87-44.
  • Deshaun Thomas led Ohio State with 17 points and has now scored in double figures in all 12 games this season. With 1,134 points, Thomas moves to No. 37 on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State. He needs five points to pass Jamaal Brown for thirty-sixth.
  • Aaron Craft surpassed 700 career points after scoring 10 points against the Cougars.
  • Freshman guard Amedeo Della Valle scored a career-high 11 points and connected on a career-best three 3-point field goals.
  • The Buckeyes begin Big Ten Conference play against Nebraska at Value City Arena on Wed. Jan. 2. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

    No. 24 Women's Basketball (10-3, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State defeated Southern, 73-50, on Friday Dec. 21 at Value City Arena.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill and redshirt senior guard Amber Stokes led the Buckeyes with 13 and 11 points, respectively, while junior center Ashley Adams and sophomore guard Raven Ferguson both added nine and redshirt junior center Aleksandra Dobranic chipped in eight.
  • Adams also had four blocks, three assists, and six rebounds.
  • Ohio State defeated VCU, 88-50, at Value City Arena on Thursday, Dec. 27.
  • In the first meeting between the teams, Ohio State held VCU to 30.0 percent shooting. No opponent has shot 50.0 percent or better from the field this season against Ohio State's defense.
  • Aleksandra Dobranic scored a career-high 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting, while junior Darryce Moore had a career-high six assists and eight rebounds in just 14 minutes of play.
  • With 20 points, Tayler Hill moved into 11th place on OSU's all-time scoring list. She has connected on 24 of her last 25 free throw attempts.
  • Raven Ferguson recorded a career-high with three 3-point field goals. She scored 15 points, just one away from her career best.
  • The Buckeyes returned to the court at Value City Arena on Sunday, Dec. 30, defeating Howard by a score of 67-50.
  • Ohio State now owns the second-longest home win streak with 31 consecutive wins. The Buckeyes' last home loss was Feb. 6, 2011 vs. Northwestern. A streak that dates back to the 2010-11 season, it is the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
  • Tayler Hill moved into 10th place all-time on the Ohio State scoring list with 1633 points after scoring 22 points. She has now scored in double-figures in 47 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
  • Freshman guard Amersyt Alston recorded a career best nine assists, and also tied her career high in minutes played at 38.
  • Ohio State returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 3, opening Big Ten Conference play at Iowa in a 6:30 p.m. tip.

    Women's Gymnastics
    Head Coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State opens the 2013 season with a dual meet Jan. 5 at Bowling Green. The meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

    Men's Hockey (7-8-5, 6-3-3-1 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State opened the second half of its schedule with a 1-0 loss to No. 5-ranked Miami in the Three Rivers Classic at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Friday (Dec. 28).
  • Senior goalie Brady Hjelle made 25 saves in the contest, as the Buckeyes were shut out for the first time this season.
  • The Buckeyes blocked 23 shots as a team, led by sophomore Al McLean with six and senior Brandon Martell and junior Curtis Gedig who each had five. Ohio State ranks ninth nationally in team defense, holding opponents to 2.05 goals per game.
  • Ohio State next played Penn State Saturday Dec. 29 in the consolation game of the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh.
  • Despite a hat trick from sophomore Ryan Dzingel, the Buckeyes fell to the Nittany Lions, 5-4, in the first ever matchup between the teams as Division I opponents.
  • Dzingel had the Buckeyes' first hat trick since Jan. 28, 2012 when Max McCormick scored three times at Lake Superior State. It marked Dzingel's second career multiple-goal game; he scored twice at Michigan Nov. 19, 2011.
  • Ohio State matched its season best with four goals, scoring more than two goals for the sixth time this year.
  • Freshman Craig Dalrymple leads the Buckeye defensemen with six points, including five assists. Gedig has four assists on the year.
  • The Buckeyes have a week off before returning to action with back-to-back CCHA road series at Ferris State (Jan. 11-12) and Northern Michigan (Jan. 18-19). The team will host Lake Superior State in Value City Arena Jan. 25-26.

    No. 4 Wrestling (6-0)
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • The Buckeyes return to action on Jan. 4, when they face Iowa in Iowa City in their Big Ten Conference season opener. The match will air live on BTN at 8 p.m. ET. Last season, Ohio State downed the Hawkeyes, 21-9, in Columbus.

    Men's Volleyball
    Head Coach: Pete Hanson

  • The Buckeyes open the 2013 season against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Jan. 5 at St. John Arena. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule 1.2.13 - 1.15.13

    Wednesday, Jan. 2
    Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Thursday, Jan. 3
    Women's Basketball vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Friday, Jan. 4
    Wrestling vs. Iowa, 8 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Saturday, Jan. 5
    Men's Basketball vs. Illinois, 2:15 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Bowling Green, 4 p.m.
    Bowling Green, Ohio

    Men's Volleyball vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Sunday, Jan. 6
    Women's Basketball vs. Illinois, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Wrestling vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Tuesday, Jan. 8
    Men's Basketball vs. Purdue, 9 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

    Thursday, Jan. 10
    Men's Volleyball vs. Hawaii, 7 p.m.
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Friday, Jan. 11
    Men's Volleyball vs. UCLA, 4 p.m.
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Men's Swimming vs. Wright State, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Swimming vs. Wright State, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Wrestling vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Ferris State, 7:05 p.m.
    Big Rapids, Mich.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Oregon State, 9 p.m.
    Corvallis, Ore.

    Men's Tennis at Rice Invitational, All Day
    Houston, Texas

    Men's Track and Field at Buckeye Classic, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

    Men's Tennis at Futures Tournament, All Day
    Plantation, Fla.

    Rifle at Camp Perry Open - Air Rifle, TBA
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Women's Track and Field at Buckeye Classic, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

    Saturday, Jan. 12
    Pistol at Camp Perry Open, 8 a.m.
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Women's Swimming vs. Toledo, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Alumni Exhibition, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Steelwood Athletic Facility

    Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Ferris State, 7:05 p.m.
    Big Rapids, Mich.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

    Rifle at Camp Perry Open - Air Rifle, TBA
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Men's Tennis at Rice Invitational, All Day
    Houston, Texas

    Sunday, Jan. 13
    Pistol at Camp Perry Open, 8 a.m.
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Men's Tennis at Rice Invitational, All Day
    Houston, Texas

    Rifle at Camp Perry Open - Air Rifle, All Day
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Men's Basketball vs. Michigan, 1:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Monday, Jan. 14
    Women's Basketball vs. Purdue, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

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