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Nov. 20, 2012

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  • Women's hockey sophomore forward Taylor Kuehl scored twice for the Buckeyes in a 3-1 victory over Wisconsin Nov. 17. She got her first score at 12:35 of the opening period and followed it up with another at the 8:46 mark of the second to put the Buckeyes up 2-0. Kuehl, a native of Minnetrista, Minn., has a team-leading 11 goals this season, including nine in her last eight games. She has scored at least one goal in every series this season.

  • Men's basketball junior forward Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes to a championship at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 17-18. Thomas scored a career-high 31 points against Washington and tallied 25 against Rhode Island to average 28.0 points per game over two contests at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. He also grabbed 10 boards against Rhode Island and eight vs. the Huskies to average 9.0 rebounds per contest over the weekend. Additionally, Thomas shot 55.3 percent (21-for-38) from the field, including 46.2 percent (6-for-13) from long range.

    No. 3 Men's Basketball (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated Rhode Island, 69-58, in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Uncasville, Conn., Nov. 17.
  • Junior forward Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win, while junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 15 points and junior guard Aaron Craft had 13 points and four assists.
  • The Buckeyes returned to the court on Sunday, Nov. 18, defeating Washington, 77-66, to win the championship of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
  • Thomas tied a career-high with 31 points, 21 of which came during the first half. He also grabbed eight rebounds to lead the team.
  • Aaron Craft added 18 points for the Buckeyes while senior forward Evan Ravenel chipped in 12.
  • Ohio State returns to the court on Friday, Nov. 23 hosting UMKC in a 6 p.m. tip at Value City Arena.

    No. 16 Women's Basketball (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State defeated Cincinnati, 87-49, Wednesday in the home opener at Value City Arena.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill led three Buckeyes in double-figures with 21 points and five assists. Redshirt-senior guard Amber Stokes and sophomore guard Raven Ferguson both chipped in with 16 points apiece while junior center Ashley Adams turned in a solid all-around performance with seven points, seven assists, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 27 minutes.
  • The Scarlet and Gray returned to action at St. John Arena Nov. 17, defeating Winthrop by a score of 78-53.
  • A trio of Buckeyes in Tayler Hill (16), Darryce Moore (16) and Ashley Adams (14) scored in double digits to lead Ohio State to its 14th victory at St. John Arena since the 2004-05 season.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Nov. 20 against St. Francis (Pa.) at 7 p.m. and against Wright State Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. Both games will be held at Value City Arena.

    Men's Cross Country
    Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • Senior Donny Roys closed his Ohio State career with a 118th-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 16.
  • A native of Medina, Ohio, Roys crossed the finish line in 30:53.6, five seconds off of a personal best.
  • Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech won the individual title in a time of 28:31.3. Oklahoma State captured the team title with 72 points.

    No. 4 Football (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Ohio State won the Leaders Division crown outright with a 21-14 overtime win over Wisconsin in Madison, Saturday.
  • The Buckeyes remain just one of two unbeaten teams in the FBS (Notre Dame).
  • With 145 total yards of offense (97 passing, 48 rushing), sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller became the third different Buckeye to record at least 3,000 yards of total offense in a season (Hoying 3,290 in 1995; Germaine 3,247 in 1998). Miller now has 3,064 yards of total offense.
  • Junior runningback Carlos Hyde rushed for 87 yards and scored 2 TDs. He has rushed for 666 yards and has scored 14 TDs in his last six games.
  • Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier went over 100 tackles for this season finishing the game with 12. Saturday's game marked his sixth game of the season with 10 or more tackles, while his fourth quarter forced fumble was his third forced fumble of the season and fifth of his career.
  • Senior defensive lineman John Simon recorded 4.0 TFLs, moving him into 8th place on the all-time Ohio State TFL list. Simon also tied a career-high with four sacks matching the number he had against Illinois Oct 15, 2011.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Nov. 24 facing rival Michigan at Ohio Stadium in a noon kickoff. The game will air on ABC.

    Men's Hockey (4-3-3, 3-1-2-1 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State continued its home slate with a series against No. 19 Northern Michigan Nov. 16-17.
  • The Buckeyes played to a 2-0 win over the Wildcats on Friday night, as senior goalie Brady Hjelle stopped all 20 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season, while junior Travis Statchuk and sophomore Max McCormick scored for the Buckeyes and sophomore Ryan Dzingel had two assists.
  • Third-period goals from juniors Alex Szczechura and Chris Crane lifted Ohio State to a 4-2 victory and series sweep of Northern Michigan on Saturday night.
  • Redshirt freshman Riley Simpson and Ryan Dzingel scored back-to-back power play goals in a 1:42 span to give Ohio State the 2-1 lead early in the second period.
  • The Buckeyes will hit the road for the next two series, skating at Lake Superior State Nov. 23-24 and at Michigan State Nov. 30 - Dec. 1.

    No. 8 Women's Hockey (10-4-0, 8-4-0 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State played its first ever series at Value City Arena against Wisconsin Nov. 16-17.
  • The Buckeyes were upset in the first game of the series, falling to the Badgers, 4-2. Freshman forward Julia McKinnon scored her fifth goal of the season at the 4:51 mark in period two, while sophomore forward Danielle Gagne scored her third goal of the season for the Scarlet and Gray at the 8:50 mark in the second period.
  • Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp made 31 saves for Ohio State and held Wisconsin to an 0-6 mark on the power play.
  • The Buckeyes earned the series split with a 3-1 victory over the Badgers Nov. 17.
  • Sophomore forward Taylor Kuehl scored two goals (she now has nine goals in the last four series) while Knapp stopped 33 shots.
  • McKinnon scored for the third consecutive game to seal the Buckeye victory.
  • Ohio State next travels to Princeton, N.J. for a non-conference tilt at Princeton, Nov. 23-24.

    Pistol
    Head Coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State defeated Akron, 5,374-4,177 at the Buckeye Corral at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range Nov. 17.
  • The Buckeyes swept all three events against the Zips and were led by junior A.J. Tourigny in free pistol (30-shot) who took first place with a score of 262, sophomore Greyson McCaig who took first place in standard pistol with a score of 542 and junior Joe Totts who placed first in air pistol with a score of 554.
  • The Buckeyes also swept both events in women's competition, led by junior Kimberly Hullings who placed first in both sport and air pistol. Hullings tallied a 371 in sport pistol (40-shot) and a 358 in air pistol for an overall aggregate score of 729.
  • Ohio State next returns to action Dec. 1-2 at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Matches are set to begin at 8 a.m. both days.

    No. 22 Men's Swimming and Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Wadley

  • Ohio State competed at the Cleveland State Invitational Nov. 16-18, finishing in fourth place overall.
  • After the second day of competition, the Buckeyes climbed into third-place with 730 total points. Led by a runner-up performance in the 100 backstroke by junior Michael Gallagher, the Scarlet and Gray held strong despite competing with a reduced lineup.
  • Fellow Buckeye Michael Meldon followed closely behind Gallagher in third-place with a time of 51.68. The pair added 41 points to Ohio State's total with their combined effort.
  • The 200 medley relay of Gallagher, Jared Kauffman, Gavin Trebilcock and Meldon kicked off the night with a fifth-place showing. The group finished in a time of 1:34.61.
  • Ohio State has a brief break in action before hosting the Ohio State Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

    Women's Swimming and Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes have a brief break in action before hosting the Ohio State Invitational Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.

    No. 5 Wrestling
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Ohio State opened the dual season with a 40-3 win at Davidson Nov. 15.
  • The Buckeyes scored 40 points for the first time since defeating Findlay, 42-3, Nov. 22, 2009 in Columbus during the Buckeye duals.
  • Senior Nikko Triggas, redshirt sophomore Randy Languis and redshirt senior C.J. Magrum provided six points each to the team score with pins, while redshirt sophomore Logan Stieber added a technical fall at 133 pounds and freshman Mark Martin and redshirt junior Peter Capone scored major decisions at 165 pounds and heavyweight, respectively.
  • Ohio State next traveled to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech Nov. 17. Holding on to an 11-10 lead with four matches remaining, the Scarlet and Gray won four consecutive bouts between 174 pounds and heavyweight to pull out a 23-10 victory.
  • The Buckeyes clinched their second dual win of the season on C.J. Magrum's 7-4 decision over Derrick Borlie in the 197-pound match.
  • Logan Stieber put the Buckeyes on the board when he recorded a 19-4 technical fall over Erik Spjut at 133 pounds.
  • In their third dual match of the weekend, the Buckeyes defeated No. 18 Pittsburgh by a score of 26-13.
  • In all, Ohio State won six of 10 matches and had a 23-0 lead at the halfway mark. Back-to-back pins by senior Nikko Triggas and Logan Stieber at 125 and 133 pounds, respectively, immediately gave the Buckeyes a 12-0 advantage. Sophomores Hunter Stieber and Cam Tessari along with redshirt sophomore Josh Demas and redshirt junior Nick Heflin all put points on the board for the Buckeyes.
  • Up next, Ohio State will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for the CKLV Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The Buckeyes' next home match is at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 vs. Kent State in St. John Arena.

    No. 14 Women's Volleyball (22-8, 13-5 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • Ohio State traveled to No. 21 Purdue and came away with a 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-11) sweep of the Boilermakers Nov. 16 in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Senior Mari Hole led all student-athletes with 17 kills and totaled 10 digs for her 16th double-double of the season. Junior Kaitlyn Leary notched 14 kills in the win while classmate Davionna DiSalvatore had a team-high 11 digs.
  • Senior Amanda Peterson finished with 25 assists for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State also traveled to Indiana Nov. 17, earning its 22nd win of the season with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 26-28, 25-23) victory over the Hoosiers.
  • Mari Hole became the 20th Buckeye in program history to notch 1,000 kills after picking up 24 to lead all attackers.
  • Hole is the third-fastest to reach 1,000 behind former Buckeyes Vanessa Wouters (1996-97) and Stacy Gordon (2001-04).
  • Leary had 16 kills and three blocks in the match, while senior Mariah Booth added 10 kills with three blocks. DiSalvatore had a match-high 16 digs and sophomore Anna Faul totaled six block assists.
  • The Buckeyes close out the 2012 regular season next week, traveling to No. 1 Penn State and hosting Michigan. Ohio State and the Nittany Lions face off Wednesday, Nov. 21, in State College at 7 p.m. ET. The Buckeyes then host the Wolverines Friday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. ET in St. John Arena. Ohio State's match vs. Michigan will also serve as senior night for the team's four seniors.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    11.20.12 - 12.4.12

    Tuesday, Nov. 20
    Women's Basketball vs. St. Francis (Pa.), 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Wednesday, Nov. 21
    Women's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

    Friday, Nov. 23
    Men's Basketball vs. Missouri-Kansas City, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Princeton, 7:07 p.m.
    Princeton, N.J.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Lake Superior State, 7:35 p.m.
    Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

    Saturday, Nov. 24
    Football vs. Michigan, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Princeton, 4:07 p.m.
    Princeton, N.J.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Lake Superior State, 7:05 p.m.
    Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

    Sunday, Nov. 25
    Women's Basketball vs. Wright State, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Wednesday, Nov. 28
    Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m.
    Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Men's Basketball vs. Duke, 9:30 p.m.
    Durham, N.C.

    Thursday, Nov. 29
    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday, Nov. 30
    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 8:05 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m.
    Mankato, Minn.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Wrestling vs. CKLV Invitational, All Day
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Saturday, Dec. 1
    Pistol vs. The Citadel, 8 a.m.
    Charleston, S.C.

    Women's Basketball vs. Evansville, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 4:07 p.m.
    Mankato, Minn.

    Men's Basketball vs. Northern Kentucky, 4:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 6:05 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Wrestling vs. CKLV Invitational, All Day
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Sunday, Dec. 2
    Pistol vs. The Citadel, 8 a.m.
    Charleston, S.C.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

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