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Jan. 7, 2014

Athlete of the Week

  • Ohio State men's basketball senior guard Aaron Craft earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors after averaging 8.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 5.5 rebounds per game without committing a single turnover in a pair of Big Ten wins at Purdue and against Nebraska last week. Craft handed out 10 assists against zero turnovers, pulled down eight rebounds, swiped four steals and chipped in eight points against Purdue while also scoring nine points on four field goals, making three steals, dishing out four assists and pulling down three rebounds against Nebraska. The Findlay, Ohio, native currently leads the Big Ten in steals (2.5) and ranks second overall in assists (4.9 apg) and assist/turnover ratio (2.7).
No. 3 Men's Basketball (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Thad Matta
  • Ohio State defeated Purdue, 78-69, Tuesday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Ohio State is 56-42 in Big Ten openers and 36-62 in Big Ten road openers. When Ohio State begins Big Ten play on the road, the record is 19-24.
  • Three players scored in double figures for Ohio State: LaQuinton Ross (25 points), Shannon Scott (18) and Lenzelle Smith Jr. (14).
  • Aaron Craft collected four steals against Purdue and had a season-high 10 assists. Craft also scored seven points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds.
  • Ross earned his third-consecutive double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds, both career highs. Ross has posted four total double-doubles during his Buckeye career.
  • Scott scored a career-high 18 points.
  • The Buckeyes routed Nebraska, 84-53, Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena.
  • Ohio State held Nebraska to a season-low 53 points and ranks No. 3 nationally in scoring defense (55.1 ppg).
  • Five players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Amedeo Della Valle (15), Marc Loving (13), Scott (13), Ross (11) and Amir Williams (10).
  • Della Valle shot a perfect 5 of 5 from the field and 3 of 3 from 3-point range.
  • Loving posted a career-high 13 points, connected on a career best 7-of-8 free throws and tied a career best with five rebounds.
  • Craft collected three steals and four assists against Nebraska, also scoring nine points.
  • Ross has scored in double figures in nine of the last 10 games and passed 200 career rebounds (202).
  • The Buckeyes return to action Tuesday, Jan. 7 at No. 5 Michigan State at 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 12 against Iowa at 1:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball (11-7, 1-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Kevin McGuff
  • The Ohio State women's basketball team posted an 89-78 upset win over No. 17/19 Purdue Thursday night at Value City Arena to begin Big Ten play.
  • Offensively, the Buckeyes had five players post double-digit points led by Martina Ellerbe and Ameryst Alston with 19 points each followed by Cait Craft with 15 points and Darryce Moore with 14 points, respectively. Ashley Adams also helped out off the bench with 10 points vs. the Boilermakers.
  • The Scarlet and Gray also controlled the boards throughout the entire contest, out-rebounding the Boilermakers, 38-29, while collecting a 25-16 lead in points off turnovers. Moore had eight rebounds, while Ellerbe had seven and Adams notched six.
  • Ohio State fell to Michigan, 64-49, Sunday evening in front of 6,350 fans at Value City Arena.
  • Alston led the Buckeyes with 15 points while Ellerbe finished with 10.
  • Ohio State will face the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, January 11 in Bloomington, Ind. at 4:30 p.m. The game will be televised on BTN and BTN2Go.com.
No. 12 Football (12-2)
Head coach: Urban Meyer
  • Ohio State fell to Clemson, 40-35, Friday night in the Discover Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla.
  • The 40-35 loss to Clemson drops Ohio State to 5-4 all-time in BCS bowl games.
  • Carlos Hyde rushed for 113 yards and 1 TD, his ninth consecutive game with at least 100 yards and the 15th of his career.
  • Hyde finishes his career with 3,198 career yards for sixth behind Keith Byars at No. 5 (3,200 yards from 1982-85).
  • Braxton Miller's 33-yard TD run in the first quarter was his 39th rush of more than 20 yards in his career and his sixth TD rush of at least 20 yards this season.
  • Braxton Miller had 2+ TDs through the air and added two on the ground, marking the fourth time this season he has had a pair of each scores in the same game. That is the most in FBS this season. In his career, Miller has accounted for 84 total TDs.
  • Miller's two TDs passing moved him into sole possession of fourth all-time at Ohio State with 52 career scoring strikes. Troy Smith (2002-06) is third with 54.
  • The 57-yard TD reception by Jeff Heuerman from Miller in the second quarter was his career-long.
  • With eight receptions, Corey "Philly" Brown moved into fifth place on Ohio State's all-time receptions list, passing Santonio Holmes (140 from 2003-05). Brown finishes his career with 145 receptions.
  • Joshua Perry set a career-best with 10 tackles and seven solo stops. He added a sack as well.
  • Ryan Shazier finished the game with nine tackles - seven solo - upping to his season total to 143.
  • Vonn Bell recorded his first career INT in the second quarter inside Ohio State's 5-yard line.
  • Jamal Marcus recorded a career-high six tackles in his first career start at DE.
  • Joey Bosa finished the game with 1.0 TFL, giving him 9.5 TFL in the last six games.
  • Cameron Johnston pinned Clemson inside the 20 three times.
Men's Gymnastics
Head coach: Rustam Sharipov
  • Ohio State will host its annual Alumni Exhibition Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Steelwood Athletic Training Facility before opening the 2014 season with the Windy City Invitational in Chicago on Saturday, Jan 18 at 8:30 p.m.
Women's Gymnastics
Head coach: Carey Fagan
  • Ohio State opens the 2014 season Saturday, Jan. 11 against Oregon State and Bowling Green at 4 p.m. at St. John Arena.
Men's Ice Hockey (10-6-0, 0-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Steve Rohlik
  • Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes return to action against Michigan State in the first of nine Big Ten Conference series. The teams meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 7:05 p.m. Jan. 11 in Value City Arena.
Women's Ice Hockey (7-11-2, 2-9-2 WCHA)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan
  • The Ohio State women's hockey team earned an 8-0 victory over Penn State Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • Senior goaltender Lisa Steffes stopped 19 shots to improve to 4-5-1 and picked up her second shutout of the season in the process.
  • The Buckeyes took advantage of two PSU penalties in the first, jumping out to a 2-0 lead on power play goals from junior defenders Sara Schmitt and Kari Schmitt. Assists on both scores came from juniors Danielle Gagne and Taylor Kuehl.
  • Ohio State took a three-score lead just under six minutes into the second period on the third goal of the season from freshman Katie Matheny after being set up by senior Becky Allis and redshirt junior Kara Gust.
  • Freshman Claudia Kepler scored the next two goals for the Buckeyes, finding the back of the net at 6:54 of the second after an assist from senior Annie Svedin, and scoring unassisted at 16:47 to give OSU a 5-0 advantage. Kepler now has a team-leading six goals this season.
  • Gagne closed out the second with her fifth score of the season with assists going to Sara and Kari Schmitt.
  • Two more scores were added in the final stanza, coming off the sticks of Kuehl and sophomore Kendall Curtis, their fourth and fifth goals on the season respectively. Kari Schmitt picked up an assist on the Kuehl goal while junior Kayla Sullivan and Gust tallied helpers on the Curtis score.
  • The Buckeyes downed Penn State, 4-0, Saturday afternoon to earn the series sweep over the Nittany Lions.
  • Steffes made 18 saves while posting her second-straight shutout, third on the season. It was the first back-to-back shutouts posted for Ohio State since March 1-2, 2002, when Melissa Glaser backstopped the Buckeyes in consecutive 1-0 victories over in-state Findlay.
  • Ohio State's top line, consisting of senior Ally Tarr, juniors Kuehl and Gagne up front and junior defensemen Kari Schmitt and Sara Schmitt, paced the Buckeyes offensively in the win as they contributed to all four of the OSU goals. Gagne finished the game with four points, while Kuehl and Tarr finished with three points each.
  • Next up for Ohio State is a trip to Minneapolis for a date with top-ranked Minnesota Jan. 10-11. Friday's game is set for an 8:07 p.m. ET start while Saturday's game will start at 7:07 p.m. ET and air live on the Big Ten Network.
Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney
  • The Buckeyes open the second half of the season with the Camp Perry Open in Camp Perry, Ohio, Jan. 11-12.
Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue
  • Ohio State opens the second half of the season against Kentucky and UTEP at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range Jan. 11.
No. 11 Men's Swimming and Diving
Head coach: Bill Wadley
  • Ohio State returns to competition on Jan. 17-18 at the Kenyon Winter Invitational.
No. 16 Women's Swimming and Diving
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
  • After being on hiatus throughout the month of December, Ohio State returns to action Jan. 11 on the road vs. Toledo.
Synchronized Swimming
Head coach: Holly Vargo-Brown
  • The Buckeyes open the 2014 season with the OSU Invitational Jan. 11 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Men's Track and Field
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • Ohio State opens the 2014 indoor season with the Buckeye Classic Jan. 10 at French Field House at 4 p.m.
Women's Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
  • Ohio State opens the 2014 indoor season with the Buckeye Classic Jan. 10 at French Field House at 4 p.m.
No. 12 Men's Volleyball
Head coach: Pete Hanson
  • Ohio State opens the 2014 campaign at the Outrigger Hotels Volleyball Invitational in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Jan. 9-11. The Buckeyes will face host and No. 13 Hawai'i, No. 2 UCLA and No. 9 Penn State during the tournament. Ohio State kicks off its home slate, Jan. 17, hosting Lees-McRae in St. John Arena.
No. 9 Wrestling (5-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Tom Ryan
  • Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes resume action Jan. 10 at Wisconsin, while their first home match of 2014 in St. John Arena is against Nebraska at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
1.7.14 - 1.21.14

Tuesday, Jan. 7

  • Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State, 9 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.
Thursday, Jan. 9
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Hawaii, 7 p.m.
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
Friday, Jan. 10
  • Men's Volleyball vs. UCLA, 4 p.m.
    Honolulu, Hawai'i

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 6:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

  • Wrestling vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 8:07 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Women's Track vs. Buckeye Classic, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

  • Men's Track vs. Buckeye Classic, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House
Saturday, Jan. 11
  • Pistol vs. Camp Perry Open, 8 a.m.
    Camp Perry, Ohio

  • Rifle vs. Kentucky/UTEP, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • Synchronized Swimming vs. OSU Invitational Technical Event, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

  • Women's Swimming vs. Toledo, 1 p.m.
    Toledo, Ohio

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

  • Synchronized Swimming vs. OSU Invitational Routine Event, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

  • Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
    Honolulu, Hawai'i

  • Women's Gymnastics vs. Oregon State/Bowling Green, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Women's Basketball vs. Indiana, 4:30 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 7:07 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.
Sunday, Jan. 12
  • Pistol vs. Camp Perry Open, 8 a.m.
    Camp Perry, Ohio

  • Wrestling vs. Illinois, 2 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

  • Men's Basketball vs. Iowa, 1:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
Monday, Jan. 13
  • Men's Tennis vs. USTA Future, All Day
    Coral Springs, Fla.
Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Women's Basketball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

  • Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota, 9 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.
Friday, Jan. 17
  • Men's Swimming vs. Kenyon, Oakland, Cincinnati, 5:30 p.m.
    Gambier, Ohio

  • Men's Volleyball vs. Lees-McRae, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Wrestling vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota Hockey City Classic, 9 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Men's Track vs. Penn State Invite, TBA
    State College, Pa.

  • Women's Track vs. Kentucky Invite, TBA
    Lexington, Ky.

  • Fencing vs. Junior NAC, All Day
    Virginia Beach, Va.
Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Pistol at Navy, 9 a.m.
    Annapolis, Md.

  • Men's Swimming vs. Kenyon, Oakland, Cincinnati, 11 a.m.
    Gambier, Ohio

  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Hill Academy, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

  • Rifle vs. Citadel, 12 p.m.
    Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Women's Tennis vs. Baylor, 1 p.m.
    Waco, Texas

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth, 4:07 p.m.
    Duluth, Minn.

  • Women's Tennis vs. Prairie View A&M, 6 p.m.
    Waco, Texas

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Men's Volleyball vs. George Mason, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Men's Gymnastics vs. Windy City Invitational, 8:30 p.m.
    Chicago, Ill.

  • Fencing vs. Junior NAC, All Day
    Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Men's Track vs. Penn State Invite, TBA
    State College, Pa.

  • Women's Track vs. Kentucky Invite, TBA
    Lexington, Ky.
Sunday, Jan. 19
  • Pistol vs. Navy, 9 a.m.
    Annapolis, Md.

  • Rifle vs. Alaska, 12 p.m.
    Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Women's Gymnastics vs. Rutgers, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Women's Basketball vs. Iowa, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth, 4:07 p.m.
    Duluth, Minn.

  • Fencing vs. Junior NAC, All Day
    Virginia Beach, Va.
Monday, Jan. 20
  • Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

  • Fencing vs. Junior NAC, All Day
    Virginia Beach, Va.
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