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Jan. 8, 2013

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Athletes of the Week
  • Men's volleyball sophomore libero Brennan Anderson notched a career-high 12 digs in Ohio State's season-opening win over Saint Francis Saturday to lead all student-athletes in the match. In addition, Anderson successfully passed all 18 serves faced and added a career-best three assists in the victory. Anderson was named MIVA Defensive Player of the Week for his performance, the first honor of his career.

  • Women's basketball senior guard Tayler Hill had a career week, scoring 64 points (32.0 ppg) in two close losses, while hitting nine 3FGs, going 17 of 19 (.895) from the free throw line and recording 10 rebounds, six assists, seven steals and three blocked shots. In the overtime loss at Iowa, Hill scored a career-high 34 points, hit four 3FGs - including a 35-footer - and hit all eight from the stripe. She also added five steals, two blocked shots and five rebounds. In the narrow loss to Illinois, Hill scored 30, hit 9 of 11 from the foul line, hit five more 3FGs, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists. She has now reached double-figures in scoring in 49 consecutive games.

    No. 15 Men's Basketball (11-3, 1-1 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated Nebraska, 70-44, at Value City Arena Jan. 2 in its Big Ten Conference season opener.
  • Wednesday's game marked the ninth all-time meeting between the two schools; the Buckeyes hold a 7-2 advantage in the series and are 5-0 in games played in Columbus.
  • The Scarlet & Gray held Nebraska under 50 points for the third-consecutive game between the schools.
  • Junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 22 points, and outscored the entire Nebraska team, 18-17, in the first half. With 1,156 points, Thomas moved to No. 35 on the all-time scoring list.
  • Junior guard Aaron Craft recorded three steals against the Cornhuskers to pass David Lighty (191, 2007-11) for No. 2 on the all-time list at Ohio State (193).
  • Craft tied a season-best with eight assists for the game, moving to No. 5 on the all-time list at Ohio State with 423 for his career. He also notched a season best six rebounds.
  • Junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. totaled 17 points for the Buckeyes and connected on a career-best five 3-point field goals, and sophomore center Amir Williams scored a career-high eight points, tied a career best with four blocks and notched a career best two steals.
  • The Buckeyes returned to the court against Illinois on Jan. 5, falling to the Illini, 74-55, at Assembly Hall.
  • Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft scored in double figures for the Buckeyes, with 24 and 11 points, respectively.
  • Thomas led all scorers with his 24 points and with 1,180 points moves to No. 34 on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State. He needs 31 points to pass Luke Witte for thirty-third all time.
  • In addition to 11 points, Craft recorded four steals and chipped in three assists.
  • Ohio State will next face Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. on Jan. 8 and Michigan at Value City Arena on Jan. 13. The games will tip off at 9 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively.

    Women's Basketball (10-5, 0-2 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State fell to Iowa, 77-71, in overtime at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Jan. 3 in its Big Ten Conference season opener.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill led the Buckeyes in scoring with a career-high 34 points in addition to five steals. She was followed by junior center Darryce Moore, freshman guard Ameryst Alston and sophomore guard Raven Ferguson, who each chipped in nine.
  • Junior center Ashley Adams paced Ohio State on the boards, notching six rebounds.
  • The Buckeyes next faced Illinois at Value City Arena, falling to the Illini, 79-73, on Sunday afternoon.
  • Darryce Moore recorded a career-high 17 points in 26 minutes, while Tayler Hill scored 30 points to record back-to-back 30-point games after scoring a career-high 34 at Iowa.
  • Hill has scored in double figures in 49 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
  • Freshman Cait Craft played a career high 15 minutes vs. Illinois.
  • Ashley Adams was 5-for-5 from the field and finished the game with 11 points.
  • The 4,516 in attendance was the largest crowd at Value City Arena for women's basketball this season.
  • Ohio State will next face Minnesota at 8 p.m. in Minneapolis on Jan. 10, and Purdue at 7:30 p.m. in West Lafayette on Jan. 14.

    No. 8 Men's Gymnastics
    Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • Ohio State will compete in its annual Alumni Exhibition at the Steelwood Athletic Facility on Sat. Jan. 12. The meet is set to start at 2 p.m.

    No. 14 Women's Gymnastics (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State won its 2013 opener, 194.600 - 192.200, over Bowling Green Saturday afternoon at Anderson Arena.
  • The Buckeyes started off the meet on bars, with senior Aly Marohn, senior Colleen Dean and junior Melanie Shaffer each scoring a 9.825 to tie for first. The score marked a career best for Shaffer, who had not competed on bars since her freshman season two years ago.
  • The Buckeyes next competed on vault, tallying a 49.725 to top Bowling Green's score of 48.550. Junior Sarah Miller tied her career best to take first with a 9.950 while sophomore Sarah Grady posted a career high 9.900 to finish second. Miller also posted a 9.875 to finish first on floor exercise.
  • Ohio State concluded the meet on balance beam, defeating the Falcons 48.825-47.775. Miller again paced the team with a 9.875 to take the event title while Marohn followed with a 9.825 to finish second.
  • The Buckeyes travel to Corvallis, Ore., for a dual meet against Oregon State at 10 p.m. ET Jan. 11.

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

  • The Buckeyes had a bye week last week. The Buckeyes return 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. 9 Women's Hockey (14-5-1, 9-4-1 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State held its Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, Jan. 5., at the OSU Ice Rink. The day started off with a Youth Holiday Clinic from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., followed by the scrimmage, an autograph session and a skills competition.
  • The Buckeyes return to action in a WCHA road series at Wisconsin (Jan. 11-12). Game times are set for 8 p.m. both nights.

    Pistol
    Head Coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State opens the second half of the season at the Camp Perry Open in Camp Perry, Ohio Jan. 12-13.

    Rifle
    Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State opens the second half of the season at the Camp Perry Open Air Rifle Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio Jan. 11-13.

    Men's Swimming & Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Wadley

  • Ohio State returns to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Jan. 11 against Wright State. The meet is set to start at 5 p.m.

    Women's Swimming & Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • Ohio State returns to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Jan. 11 against Wright State and Jan. 12 against Toledo. The meets are set to start at 5 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

    Men's Track and Field
    Head Coach: Ed Beathea

  • Ohio State opens the 2013 indoor season with the Buckeye Classic Jan. 11 at French Field House.

    Women's Track and Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State opens the 2013 indoor season with the Buckeye Classic Jan. 11 at French Field House.

    No. 4 Wrestling (7-1, 1-1 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Ohio State dropped a 22-9 decision at No. 5 Iowa Friday night (Jan. 4) in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
  • Sophomore Hunter Stieber remained undefeated with his 6-4 win over No. 8 Mark Ballweg. Stieber trailed the undefeated Ballweg early in the match, 2-0, but regained the lead in the second period after scoring a pair of takedowns and an escape.
  • Sophomore Cam Tessari edged Michael Kelly, 8-7, to earn another win for the Buckeyes. With the match appearing to head into overtime, Tessari recorded an escape in the final seconds for the win.
  • Redshirt-junior Peter Capone handed No. 4 Bobby Telford his first loss of the season with a 3-2 overtime win.
  • The Buckeyes returned to the mat at No. 15 Northwestern Jan. 6, defeating the Wildcats, 33-6, at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.
  • The Buckeyes quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead with a pin from Nikko Triggas over No. 15 Dominick Malone in the 125-pound matchup. With his seventh fall of the season, Triggas has moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Ohio State records book for career falls with 44.
  • Redshirt-freshman Kyle Visconti earned his first-career varsity win at 133 pounds when he recorded a 6-5 decision over Garrison White to lift the Scarlet & Gray to a 9-0 lead.
  • No. 2 Hunter Stieber secured his 20th victory of the season to remain perfect thanks to a 10-5 decision vs. Pat Greco, while No. 14 Cam Tessari remained perfect on the weekend following his 8-3 decision over Dylan Marriot.
  • Redshirt-junior and No. 2 Nick Heflin earned a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Lee Munster in the 174-pound bout, while senior C.J. Magrum returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Nov. 18 vs. Pittsburgh, pinning Marcus Shrewbury in 4:42.
  • Sophomore No. 9 Andrew Campolattano handed No. 16 Alex Polizzi a 10-4 loss, while Capone won his match via forfeit for the 33-6 final.
  • Ohio State returns to St. John Arena Jan. 11 to host No. 3 Minnesota at 7 p.m.

    No. 11 Men's Volleyball (1-0, 0-0 MIVA)
    Head Coach: Pete Hanson

  • Ohio State opened the 2013 season with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-16) win over Saint Francis Saturday night in St. John Arena.
  • Sophomore Michael Henchy led the match with 12 kills and added three digs and two block assists.
  • Redshirt-sophomore Andrew Lutz, who played in his first match for the Buckeyes, finished with 10 kills and two service aces.
  • Sophomore libero Brennan Anderson had a career-best 12 digs, while redshirt senior John Tholen had six kills on seven attempts with a .857 hitting percentage.
  • The Buckeyes travel to Hawaii for the 2013 Outrigger Tournament held in Honolulu, Jan. 10-12. Ohio State faces host Hawaii, No. 6 UCLA and No. 8 Penn State during the three-day tournament.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    1.8.13 - 1.22.13

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

    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.

    Wednesday, Jan. 16
    Men's Tennis vs. Butler, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Men's Tennis vs. Xavier, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Thursday, Jan. 17
    Women's Basketball vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Friday, Jan. 18
    Women's Swimming vs. Michigan, 5 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Wrestling vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. St. Cloud State, 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan, 7:30 p.m.
    Marquette, Mich.

    Women's Track vs. Gladstein Invitational, TBA
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Fencing vs. Jr. NAC, All Day
    Louisville, Ky.

    Men's Tennis vs. Futures Tournament, All Day
    Sunrise, Fla.

    Men's Track vs. Gladstein Invitational, TBA
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Saturday, Jan. 19
    Pistol vs. Navy, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Rifle vs. U.S. Military Academy, 9 a.m.
    West Point, NY

    Men's Swimming vs. Iowa, 12 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Men's Swimming vs. Indiana, 12 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Women's Tennis vs. West Virginia, 12 p.m.
    Morgantown, W. Va.

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Iowa, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. St. Cloud State, 4:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State, 6 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Windy City Invitational, 7 p.m. Chicago, Ill.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan, 7:30 p.m.
    Marquette, Mich.

    Fencing vs. Jr. NAC, All Day
    Louisville, Ky.

    Synchronized Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Men's Track vs. Gladstein Invitational, TBA
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Women's Track vs. Gladstein Invitational, TBA
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Sunday, Jan. 20
    Pistol vs. Navy, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Team Canada, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC

    Wrestling vs. Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

    Men's Volleyball vs. St. Francis (Pa), 3 p.m.
    Loretto, Pa.

    Fencing vs. Jr. NAC, All Day
    Louisville, Ky.

    Men's Tennis vs. Futures Tournament, All Day
    Weston, Fla.

    Monday, Jan. 21
    Fencing vs. Jr. NAC, All Day
    Louisville, Ky.

    Tuesday, Jan. 22
    Men's Basketball vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

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