A look back at last week's action in Buckeye Athletics
Feb. 4, 2014
Athletes of the Week
Ohio State men's hockey junior Ryan Dzingel led the nation with six points last week en route to Big Ten First Star of the Week honors. He had three points in each game vs. Penn State, leading the Buckeyes to a series sweep. He had two goals and an assist in game one and a goal and two helpers in game two, with all three points coming in the second period as the Buckeyes came from two goals down for a 3-2 lead. A Hobey Baker candidate, he leads the Big Ten with 36 points and 17 goals and is fourth in the NCAA with 1.50 points per game.
Ohio State women's swimming and diving senior Michelle Williams swam in six events against No. 20 Michigan, leading the No. 16 Buckeyes to a 181-172 win over the Wolverines. Williams collected one individual and two relay wins over the two-day competition, claiming a victory in the 100 freestyle (49.89) and also posting wins as a member of the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.20) and 400 freestyle relay (3:20.80) teams.
Men's Basketball (17-5, 4-5 Big Ten) Head coach: Thad Matta
Ohio State fell to Penn State, 71-70, in overtime Wednesday night at Value City Arena.
Aaron Craft dished out four assists to become the first player in Ohio State history with 100 or more assists in four-consecutive seasons. He also collected four steals and scored eight points.
The Buckeyes edged No. 14 Wisconsin, 59-58, Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
Ross led Ohio State with 13 points and has now scored in double-figures in six consecutive games and 15 of his last 17. Amadeo Della Valle scored 11 points, scoring in double figures for the fifth time this season and Craft dished out four assists, two steals and seven points. Craft is now Ohio State's all-time assist leader with 636 for his career.
The Buckeyes return to action Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Iowa at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 against Purdue at Value City Arena at 6 p.m.
Women's Basketball (14-11, 4-5 Big Ten) Head coach: Kevin McGuff
Ohio State defeated Illinois, 90-64, Thursday night at Value City Arena.
Ameryst Alston recorded career highs with 31 points and 10 assists and Raven Ferguson continued her stellar play off the bench with a career-high 24 points.
It was Alston's first career double-double and marked the first 10-assist game by a Buckeye since Samantha Prahalis on Dec. 30, 2011.
Ashley Adams also was strong again off the bench with 15 points on a perfect 7 of 7 from the field. Martina Ellerbe scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds while classmate Darryce Moore scored eight.
The Buckeyes fell at Wisconsin, 82-71, Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
Ferguson led the Buckeyes with 17 points off the bench while Moore enjoyed a solid game on the interior with 15 points and eight rebounds.
Cait Craft finished the game with 11 points and Alston scored 10 and dished out four assists. Ellerbe added eight and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Ferguson also recorded five steals, six boards and three assists.
The Buckeyes are back in action at 7 p.m. ET Thursday when they take on Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
The No. 4 Ohio State men's gymnastics team had its best performance of the season Saturday afternoon, earning a program best 440.800 against defending national champion No. 2 Michigan. The Buckeyes fell to the Wolverines, 444.750-440.800, at Cliff Keen Arena.
Sophomore Jake Martin claimed first place on pommel horse with a career-high 15.60 and tied for first place on vault with a career-high 15.30, junior Drew Moling claimed first place on rings with a career-high 15.75 and sophomore Alex Johnson claimed first place on high bar with a career-high 15.40.
Ohio State earned team best scores on floor exercise (72.55), rings (74.65), parallel bars (73.65) and high bar (75.10). The team score on high bar is the highest score in the nation this year.
Ohio State returns to action against No. 7 California Friday, Feb. 14 at St. John Arena at 7 p.m.
Ohio State travels for two games at Michigan State next weekend. The teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday (BTN) and at 4 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports Detroit/SportsTime Ohio) in East Lansing. The Buckeyes then return to Columbus to host Wisconsin Feb. 14-15.
The Ohio State women's hockey team won its third-consecutive game and stretched its unbeaten streak to six games after taking down St. Cloud State Friday evening, 4-1 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Ohio State men's lacrosse team, ranked preseason No. 7 in Face-Off Yearbook, hosted Robert Morris in a scrimmage Saturday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Buckeyes open the regular season at Johns Hopkins Feb. 9 and vs. UMass in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 16.
The Ohio State University pistol team earned a school record score of 6,467 to remain perfect on the season and outpoint the University of Akron (5,314) and Cedarville University (5,004) at the Midwest Collegiate Sectionals Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
The Buckeyes swept the competition in all three open events, with overall scores of 2,051 in free pistol, 2,176 in standard pistol and 2,240 in open pistol. The Scarlet and Gray swept women's competition as well, shooting 1,612 in women's sport pistol and 1,087 in women's air pistol.
The Buckeyes return to action at the Final Countdown, Feb. 14-15 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range. Competition is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.
The Ohio State rifle team put in another solid performance in their first ever trip to Fort Worth and defeated TCU 4656-4625 Saturday, Feb. 1.
Ohio State fired a 2310 in smallbore to TCU's 2288, led by senior Amanda Luoma who fired a match high 585.
In air rifle the Buckeyes fired a 2346 to TCU's 2337. The 2346 was the second highest air rifle score in program history behind the program record 2351 that was fired in Alaska earlier this season. Freshman Anthony Cuozzo led the way for Ohio State with a personal best 589.
The Buckeyes return to action at the Patriot Rifle Conference Championship Feb. 8-9 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
No. 9 Men's Swimming and Diving Head coach: Bill Wadley
The ninth-ranked Ohio State men's swimming and diving team finished first in 10 events and defeated West Virginia, 177-99, on Friday night at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Ohio State won six races and two diving events, but lost a hard-fought meet to No. 1 Michigan, 151-147, on Saturday at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Ohio State is now 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten.
Ohio State returns to action next Friday, Feb. 7, when it hosts Wright State at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at 6 p.m.
The No. 16 Ohio State women's swimming and diving team (9-1, 2-1 Big Ten) won the final event of its dual meet with No. 20 Michigan to eke out a closely-contested 181-172 decision over the Wolverines Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
The Ohio State synchronized swimming team hosted its last event of the regular season, the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet Saturday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes finished first with a score of 93 points.
Two-time collegiate national solo champion Maryanko claimed first place in the solo competition while Chelsea Aton, Baranski, Davidson, Hack, Nicholson, Maryanko, Spada and Zanotto finished in first place in the team competition.
Up next, Ohio State will travel to Virginia where it will face Richmond Feb. 8 in Richmond, Va., The following day, the Buckeyes will head to Williamsburg, Va., where they will take on William & Mary.
Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Tuesday, Feb. 4 against Youngstown State (3 p.m.) and Wright State (7 p.m.) at the Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes also compete Friday, Feb. 7 against Kentucky at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 against Texas A&M at noon at the Varsity Tennis Center.
The Ohio State men's track and field team wrapped up competition in Bloomington, Ind. Saturday at the Indiana Relays.
Runner-up honors in the 200m Invitational went to junior Timothy Faust in a time of 21.74, while freshman Lamar Bruton and sophomore Champ Page completed a Buckeye sweep, finishing 1-2 in the 400m Invitational in a time of 48.21 and 48.33, respectively.
A season-best time of 4:10.15 helped Josh Sabo to first place in the mile,
The Buckeyes return to action Feb. 7-8 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invite in South Bend, Ind.
Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Feb. 7-8 at the New Balance Invitational in New York City.
No. 15 Men's Volleyball (4-4, 2-1 MIVA) Head coach: Pete Hanson
The No. 15 Ohio State men's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (15-25, 20-25, 23-25) MIVA match at No. 1 Loyola Saturday in Chicago.
The Buckeyes were led by junior Michael Henchy with 10 kills, adding two service aces and two blocks. Redshirt freshman Driss Guessous had six kills and hit .556 (6-1-9) for Ohio State, while redshirt junior Andrew Lutz chipped in five kills and two service aces. Redshirt junior Peter Heinen led the team with 20 assists and libero Danny Baker had six digs.
Ohio State travels to State College, Pa., for a midweek match Wednesday at No. 12 Penn State. The nonconference rivals face off at 7 p.m. ET. The Buckeyes then return to St. John Arena, Feb. 9, and kick off a five-match homestand starting with Saint Francis. The match is slated for 4 p.m. ET and a post-match clinic for kids eight grade and younger is available.
No. 12 Wrestling (8-4, 3-4 Big Ten) Head coach: Tom Ryan
The No. 12 Ohio State wrestling team dropped a 21-12 decision to No. 11 Michigan Friday night in St. John Arena.
After dropping five of its six opening bouts at No. 24 Purdue Monday night, the 12th ranked Ohio State wrestling team won its final four matches via decisions to edge the Boilermakers, 16-15, at Holloway Gymnasium in West Lafayette, Ind.
Redshirt-junior and third-ranked Logan Stieber's major decision victory vs. Danny Sabatello at 141 pounds proved to be the difference maker as both teams won five matches on the night. Joining Stieber in the win column was No. 14 Martin (174 pounds), No. 10 Kenny Courts (184 pounds), No. 8 Heflin (197 pounds) and Nick Tavanello (HWT).
Ohio State returns to action at 7 p.m. Friday when it hosts Michigan State at Massillon Perry High School.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule 2.4.14 - 2.18.14
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Men's Tennis vs. Youngstown State, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center
Men's Tennis vs. Wright State, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center
Men's Basketball vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
State College, Pa.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Women's Basketball vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind.
Friday, Feb. 7
Rifle vs. Akron/USAFA, 9 a.m.
Softball vs. Tulsa, 11 a.m.
Boca Raton, Fla.
Softball vs. St. Johns, 1 p.m.
Boca Raton, Fla.
Men's Tennis vs. Kentucky, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center