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Dec. 31, 2013

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Athletes of the Week

  • Ohio State men's hockey juniors Ryan Dzingel and Nick Oddo each scored five points, on a goal and four assists, in the Buckeyes' two-game sweep of Mercyhurst. Dzingel, the Big Ten's scoring leader, had a goal and an assist in the 6-3 win Saturday before three assists Sunday. Oddo had three helpers in game one, and a goal and an assist in the Buckeyes' 7-2 victory in game two.
No. 3 Men's Basketball (13-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Thad Matta
  • Ohio State defeated Delaware, 76-64, Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Value City Arena.
  • Ohio State leads the all-time series with Delaware 3-0 and is 8-2 all-time vs. teams currently representing the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
  • Five players scored in double figures for Ohio State: LaQuinton Ross (19), Lenzelle Smith Jr. (14), Aaron Craft (12), Amir Williams (11) and Amedeo Della Valle (10).
  • Ross totaled a career-high three blocks and Craft collected four steals against Delaware. With three rebounds, Craft reached 400 for his career.
  • Williams posted his third career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
  • The Buckeyes defeated Notre Dame, 64-61, Saturday, Dec. 21 in the first game of the BlackRock Gotham Classic in Madison Square Garden.
  • Trailing 58-50, Ohio State outscored the Irish 14-3 over the final 50 seconds of play to claim the win.
  • Four players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Ross (16 points), Williams (13), Craft (10) and Shannon Scott (10).
  • Ross posted his second career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, while Craft collected three steals and three assists against Notre Dame.
  • Ohio State defeated ULM, 71-31, Friday night at Value City Arena.
  • Three players scored in double figures for the Buckeyes: Smith Jr. (17), Ross (15) and Della Valle (14).
  • The Buckeyes held ULM to season lows in points: (31), points scored in a half (11, second half), field goal percentage (18.5 percent, 10-of-54), 3-point field goal percentage (16.7 percent, 3-of-18) and assists (four).
  • Ross posted his third career double-double with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds and has scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games.
  • Della Valle tied career bests with five rebounds and two assists and passed 100 career points (106).
  • Craft had four assists and four points against the Warhawks.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball (10-6, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Kevin McGuff
  • Amy Scullion scored a career-high 19 points and shot a perfect 6 of 6 from the field as the Buckeyes bounced back in a big way with an 82-60 win over visiting Tennessee Martin Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Value City Arena.
  • Scullion enjoyed a career night, hitting all five of her three-point attempts while grabbing a career-high nine rebounds in 37 minutes. Scullion, the seventh Buckeye to lead the team in scoring this season, was one of five Buckeyes in double figures. Martina Ellerbe and Ameryst Alston added 13 and Cait Craft and Raven Ferguson both added 12. Ellerbe also tied a career high with five assists.
  • Ohio State shot nearly 60 percent in the second half and 52 percent for the game - the fourth time this season where the Buckeyes shot 50 percent or better. The eight made three-pointers by the Buckeyes also tied a season best.
  • Ohio State earned a 52-38 win over the Appalachian State Mountaineers Friday, Dec. 20 at Value City Arena.
  • Alston (11), Adams (13), and Craft (10) were Ohio State's top scorers to help the Buckeyes secure the victory. Ellerbe chipped in with six points and a career-high 11 rebounds while Darryce Moore added seven points.
  • Ohio State concluded non-conference action with a 65-47 win over North Carolina Central Sunday afternoon.
  • The win culminated from an all-around team effort, with eight different players having points in the box score. Moore led the charge with 16 points and six rebounds followed by Maleeka Kynard who notched 11 points.
  • Other point scorers included Ellerbe with nine points and Alston and Ferguson with seven points. Craft was 2-of-3 from three-point range to post eight points.
  • The Buckeyes begin their Big Ten schedule against Purdue in Columbus at Value City Arena Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.
No. 7 Football (12-1)
Head coach: Urban Meyer
  • Ohio State will take on Clemson Friday, Jan. 3 in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl. Game time is 8:30 p.m. with ESPN carrying the broadcast from Sun Life Stadium (72,230).
Men's Ice Hockey (10-6-0, 0-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Steve Rohlik
  • Ohio State scored four unanswered goals to come from behind and defeat Mercyhurst, 6-3, Saturday in Value City Arena.
  • In all, 12 Buckeyes had at least a point in the game vs. Mercyhust. Junior Nick Oddo led the way with a career-high three assists while juniors Ryan Dzingel and Justin DaSilva and freshman Nick Schilkey each had a goal and an assist for two points. Freshman goalie Christian Frey made 25 saves to pick up the win in his first collegiate appearance.
  • The teams were tied at 1 after the first period. The Lakers opened the scoring at 5:38 but Ohio State responded 23 seconds later on a junior Chad Niddery goal to deadlock the score. DaSilva put the Buckeyes ahead for the first time at 7:20 of the second. Schilkey netted a power play goal at 14:30 to tie the game at 3-all after 40 minutes. The game remained tied until junior Tanner Fritz scored on the power play at 12:49 of the third to put the Buckeyes ahead. Freshman David Gust followed with a goal 34 seconds later and Dzingel scored at 1:11 after that for the 6-3 Buckeye lead.
  • Ohio State outshot Mercyhurst, 48-28, in the game, marking a season high in shots on goal. Frey made 25 stops in 59:13 in his first game with the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State, behind points from 14 players, skated to a 7-2 victory over Mercyhurst Sunday in Value City Arena.
  • Junior leading scorer Dzingel paced Ohio State with three assists and points, while Gust, Schilkey and Oddo each had two points on a goal and an assist and Frey had a career-high 31 saves.
  • The Buckeyes put a Value City Arena record 56 shots on net, the first time the team had 50 or more shots since Dec. 3, 2005. The 13 goals scored by the Buckeyes in the series sweep were the most for the squad in a two-game set since downing Bentley, 10-1 and 3-2 in overtime, Dec. 12-13, 2008.
  • Curtis Gedig scored his first goal of the season on the power play at 6:50, assisted by junior Max McCormick and Dzingel while senior Alex Lippincott netted his first goal of the year, with Schilkey and Dzingel picking up the assists.
  • Ohio State is off this upcoming weekend before hosting Michigan State in the first of nine Big Ten Conference series to open the regular season. The Buckeyes and Spartans will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 7:05 p.m. Jan. 11 in Value City Arena.
Women's Ice Hockey (5-11-2, 2-9-2 WCHA)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan
  • The Buckeyes return to action the first weekend of January with a series against Penn State at the OSU Ice Rink. The first game is set for Friday, Jan. 3 at 7:07 p.m. and the second game is set for Saturday, Jan. 4 at 4:07 p.m.
No. 9 Wrestling (5-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Tom Ryan
  • After taking a 15-3 lead at the halfway mark, the No. 9 Ohio State wrestling team maintained its impressive performance and defeated Kent State, 27-6, Thursday, Dec. 19 at the M.A.C. Center.
  • Redshirt freshman and 125 pounder Nick Roberts, polled No. 19 in the nation, propelled Ohio State to a 5-0 lead after he shut out Del Vinas, 16-0.
  • Johnni DiJulius, the sixth-ranked 133-pounder in the nation, edged No. 19 Mack McGuire, 3-1, in the first tiebreaker.
  • With the Buckeyes winning, 8-0, redshirt junior and No. 3 Logan Stieber lifted Ohio State to a 12-0 advantage after recording a 10-0 major decision against No. 18 Tyler Small in the 141-pound match up.
  • Up next at 149 pounds, senior and No. 20 Ian Paddock was an 11-6 winner over 26th-ranked Mike DePalma.
  • Ohio State answered back-to-back setbacks with four consecutive victories from 174 pounds to heavyweight. In the 174-pound match up, Mark Martin beat No. 20 Caleb Marsh, 4-2. Redshirt sophomore Kenny Courts, ranked 12th in the nation, won a dramatic 11-10 match vs. No. 17 Sam Wheeler. Fifth-ranked Nick Heflin was a 3-2 winner over Cole Baxter at 197 pounds while Nick Tavanello's 3-1 victory over Mimmo Lytle wrapped up the Buckeyes' successful evening.
  • 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
12.31.13 - 1.14.14

Tuesday, Dec. 31

  • Men's Basketball vs. Purdue, 1 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.
Thursday, Jan. 2
  • Women's Basketball vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
Friday, Jan. 3
  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Penn State, 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

  • Football vs. Clemson, 8:30 p.m.
    Miami, Fla.
Saturday, Jan. 4
  • Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Penn State, 4:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink
Sunday, Jan. 5
  • Women's Basketball vs. Michigan, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
Monday, Jan. 6
  • Men's Tennis vs. USTA Future, All Day
    Plantation, Fla.

  • 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, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

  • Men's Track vs. Buckeye Classic, TBA
    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.
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