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Dec. 10, 2013

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Athlete of the Week

  • Ohio State wrestling redshirt sophomore Johnni DiJulius (133 pounds) defeated the No. 5, 1 and 2 seeds en route to winning the title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational Saturday. After posting a 3-0 record on the first day of competition, DiJulius handed No. 1 seed Joe Colon of Northern Iowa a 6-2 loss before downing second-seed Cody Brewer of Oklahoma in 44 seconds. The Aurora, Ohio, native now holds a No. 6 ranking and 14-1 record on the season.
No. 3 Men's Basketball (8-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Thad Matta
  • Ohio State defeated Maryland, 76-60, Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Value City Arena.
  • Four players scored in double figures for Ohio State: LaQuinton Ross (20 points), Sam Thompson (14), Lenzelle Smith Jr. (12) and Aaron Craft (10).
  • Ross led all scorers with 20 points and tied a career-high with four 3-point field goals.
  • Smith Jr. scored 12 points vs. Maryland, surpassing 700 career points as a Buckeye (709).
  • Craft collected five steals against the Terps and now has 12 career games with five or more steals.
  • Ohio State defeated Central Connecticut, 74-56, Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena.
  • Three players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Ross (23), Smith Jr. (17) and Amir Williams (11).
  • OSU scored 26 points off of a season-high 20 CCSU turnovers.
  • Ohio State held CCSU to 2-11 shooting from 3-point range. Opponents are shooting 22 percent (28-127) from 3 against OSU this season.
  • Ross led all scorers with a career-high 23 points, setting a season-high for the team with the 23 point performance and scoring 20 or more points for the second-consecutive game.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Wednesday, Dec. 11 against Bryant at Value City Arena at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 against North Dakota State at Value City Arena at 8:15 p.m.
Women's Basketball (6-5, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Kevin McGuff
  • Ohio State fell to No. 8 Maryland, 67-55, Wednesday night in College Park, Md., in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
  • The Terrapins led by only three points at the break before returning to make their first four shots as part of an 11-2 run.
  • Ohio State closed to 56-53 with 2:58 left, but a 3-pointer by Lexie Brown, a layup by Brene Moseley and two free throws by Alyssa Thomas ended the suspense.
  • Ameryst Alston scored 18, and Cait Craft and Martina Ellerbe had 11 apiece for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State battled back from 18 down, but fell at the buzzer when Gonzaga's Shaniqua Nilles hit a jumper as time expired to give No. 24 Gonzaga a 59-58 victory Sunday at Value City Arena.
  • Seconds earlier, Alston put the Buckeyes ahead with a jumper in the lane with 7 seconds left. But it was just enough time for Gonzaga to get a shot off at the other end and escape with the victory.
  • Alston finished with a team-high 18 points while Ellerbe finished with 11. Darryce Moore and Raven Ferguson both scored nine.
  • The Buckeyes are back in action at 7 p.m. Friday vs. Army at Value City Arena and at Cincinnati at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
No. 7 Football (12-1, 8-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Urban Meyer
  • Ohio State fell to No. 17 Michigan State, 34-24, in the Big Ten Championship Saturday night in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Braxton Miller went over 5,000 yards passing in his career with 101 yards through the air against the Spartans.
  • Miller also went over 8,000 yards of total offense in his career with 243 Saturday night, joining Art Schlichter as the only Buckeyes to accomplish the feat.
  • The 142-yard rushing game marked the 14th 100-yard game of Miller's career.
  • Miller finished with two touchdowns on the ground and one through the air, marking the first time in Big Ten Football Championship game history a quarterback has both thrown and run for a touchdown.
  • Carlos Hyde went over 3,000 career rushing yards after gaining 118 on the ground against the Spartans, marking the fourth-consecutive game Miller and Hyde each tallied over 100 yards rushing.
  • C.J. Barnett's third-quarter interception was the seventh of his career and third this season.
  • The Ohio State defense has at least one interception in 11 of 13 games this season.
  • Ryan Shazier recorded his fourth-consecutive double-digit tackle game.
  • The Buckeyes' loss snapped the nation's longest winning streak at 24 games. Ohio State's last loss came on Jan. 2, 2012 vs. Florida (24-16).
  • Ohio State will take on Clemson Jan. 3 in Miami in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl. Game time is 8:30 p.m. with ESPN carrying the broadcast from Sun Life Stadium.
Women's Ice Hockey (5-11-2, 2-9-2 WCHA)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan
  • The Ohio State women's hockey team fell to top-ranked Minnesota Saturday night at the OSU Ice Rink by a score of 9-2.
  • Sophomore defenseman Cara Zubko brought the Buckeyes within two scores as she fired a shot by Gopher goaltender Amanda Levielle at 6:23 of the second. The first career goal for the Stenen, Saskatchewan product was assisted on by freshman Claudia Kepler and sophomore Julia McKinnon.
  • With only five seconds remaining on the clock, freshman Alexa Ranahan tallied her first career score to make it a 9-2 final score. Redshirt junior Kara Gust and senior Madison Marcotte picked up assists on the scoring play which came on the power play.
  • No. 1 Minnesota swept the series with Ohio State with a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • After a Milica McMillen goal put the Gophers up early in the opening period, Ohio State responded with one of its own at the 15:45 mark while on the power play and the game remained tied at 1-all following the first period of play.
  • The OSU goal came off the stick of junior Danielle Gagne, her fourth of the season. Gagne redirected a shot taken by junior Sara Schmitt into the back of the net for the score. Schmitt and senior Ally Tarr had the assists on the play. Gagne now has a share of the team lead in goals scored while Schmitt and Tarr are tied for the team lead in assists with 10 each.
  • Ohio State is now off until a non-conference series with Penn State Jan. 3-4, 2014 at the OSU Ice Rink.
No. 8 Wrestling (4-0)
Head coach: Tom Ryan
  • With a pair of champions in Johnni DiJulius (133 pounds) and Logan Stieber (141 pounds), the eighth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team rallied from sixth place to finish third with 119.5 points at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational Saturday night.
  • In addition to winning the 141-pound title, Stieber was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.
  • In addition to DiJulius and Stieber, six Buckeyes placed in the Top 8 of their respective weight classes. Kenny Courts (184 pounds) finished third, Ian Paddock (149 pounds) was fifth and Nick Heflin was a sixth-place finisher. Nick Roberts (125 pounds) was seventh, while Randy Languis and Nick Tavanello finished eighth at 157 pounds and heavyweight, respectively.
  • DiJulius had one of the more impressive outings of the tournament, defeating the Nos. 5, 1 and 2 seeds en route to the title. After posting a 3-0 record on the first day of competition, DiJulius handed No. 1 seed Joe Colon of Northern Iowa a 6-2 loss before downing second-seed Cody Brewer of Oklahoma in 44 seconds.
  • Stieber collected his third fall of the CKLV invite and a technical fall to win the 141-pound crown. First, Stieber pinned No. 5 seed Nick Lester of Oklahoma in 2:22. Subsequently, Stieber recorded a 16-1 technical fall over sixth seed Anthony Abidin of Nebraska.
  • The Buckeyes will return to dual action Dec. 15 when they travel to State College, Pa., to face No. 1 Penn State at noon live on BTN.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
12.10.13 - 12.24.13

Wednesday, Dec. 11

  • Men's Basketball vs. Bryant University, 7:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
Friday, Dec. 13
  • Women's Basketball vs. Army, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Fencing vs. Division I, II NAC, All Day
    Dallas, Texas
Saturday, Dec. 14
  • Men's Basketball vs. North Dakota State, 8:15 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Fencing vs. Division I, II NAC, All Day
    Dallas, Texas
Sunday, Dec. 15
  • Wrestling vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

  • Women's Basketball vs. Cincinnati, 2 p.m.
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Fencing vs. Division I, II NAC, All Day
    Dallas, Texas
Monday, Dec. 16
  • Fencing vs. Division I, II NAC, All Day
    Dallas, Texas

  • Men's Gymnastics vs. Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Steelwood Athletic Training Facility
Tuesday, Dec. 17
  • Women's Basketball vs. UT Martin, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
Wednesday, Dec. 18
  • Men's Basketball vs. Delaware, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
Thursday, Dec. 19
  • Wrestling vs. Kent State, 7 p.m.
    Kent, Ohio
Friday, Dec. 20
  • Women's Basketball vs. Appalachian State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Men's Basketball vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.
    New York, N.Y.
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