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Feb. 5, 2013

Athlete of the Week
After missing five consecutive matches, Ohio State men’s wrestling redshirt sophomore Logan Stieber returned to action vs. No. 6 Illinois Feb. 1 in Oak Harbor, Ohio, and pinned No. 8 Daryl Thomas in 2:04. Ninety-four percent of Logan Stieber’s wins in 2012-13 have been bonus point victories. With a 16-0 record, nine wins have been pins, four have been technical falls and two have been major decisions.

No. 11 Men’s Basketball (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Thad Matta

Ohio State defeated Wisconsin, 58-49, at Tuesday night at ValueCity Arena.
The Buckeyes have won four of the last six meetings with theBadgers and have three victories in the last four inColumbus.
Ohio State won for the first time this season after trailing at thehalf. The team had been 0-3 previously (vs. Kansas, at Illinois, atMichigan State).
Junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 25 points and moved to No.28 on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State. Thomas also tied acareer best with four assists.
Junior guard Aaron Craft collected seven rebounds, a season high.
Ohio State defeated Nebraska, 63-56, Saturday afternoon at theDevaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Three players reached double figures for the Buckeyes: Lenzelle Smith Jr., (21 points), Thomas (15 points) and Craft(14 points).
With 15 points in the game, Thomas moved to No. 27 on the all-timescoring list at Ohio State (1,317 total points). He has now scoredin double figures in all 20 games this season.
Craft recorded six assists against the Huskers and tied a careerhigh with two blocks.
Amir Williams connected on seven free throws in eight attempts,both career highs. He also tied a career-high with twosteals.
Smith Jr. led all scorers with a season-high 21 points. Heconnected on all six of his field goal attempts, including threeshots from 3-point range.
Ohio State returns to action at Michigan Feb. 5 in a 9 p.m. tip,and against Indiana Feb. 10 in a 1 p.m. tip.

Women’s Basketball (12-10, 2-7 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Jim Foster

Ohio State fell to Nebraska, 62-53, Thursday night at ValueCity Arena.
Senior guard Tayler Hill finished the game with 22 points and has now scoredin double figures in 54 consecutive games, the longest activestreak in the Big Ten and the fourth longest in Division I. Hillhas scored 20 or more points 12 times this season.
Redshirt junior center Sasha Dobranic hit her first career3-pointer at the 6:25 mark to cut the Cornhuskers’ lead to 56-49.Dobranic finished with seven points and six rebounds.
Junior center Ashley Adams recorded her fifth double-double of the seasonwith 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Ohio State defeated Indiana, 70-56, Sunday afternoon at AssemblyHall.
Hill led three Buckeyes in double figures with 24 points and Adamsrecorded six blocked shots to snap a three-game losing skid.
Hill went 10 of 13 from the free throw line and added five boardswhile freshman Ameryst Alston recorded 11 points and five assists. JuniorDarryce Moore added 11 points off the bench.
Adams scored six points and notched seven rebounds while seniorEmilee Harmon added a season-high six points off the bench forthe Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes return home to Value City Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday toface Wisconsin.

Fencing
Head Coach: Vladimir Nazlymov

The Buckeyes competed at the Northwestern Duals in Evanston,Ill., this past weekend.

No. 5 Men’s Gymnastics (5-3-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

In its first dual meet of the season, the No. 5 Ohio Statemen’s gymnastics team fell to No. 1 Penn State, 444.300-432.300,Saturday night at Rec Hall in University Park, Pa.
The Buckeyes posted their highest overall team score of the seasonagainst the Nittany Lions, while also tying or setting a newseason-best team score in three of six events. Ohio State posted aseason-best team score on pommel horse and high bar, tallyingscores of 73.000 and 73.250, respectively. The Buckeyes also tiedtheir season-best team score on rings with a 71.800.
Redshirt junior Michael Newburger claimed the individual event title on pommelhorse for the Buckeyes with a career-high 15.400. Behind Newburger,freshman Jake Martin scored a 14.950 to place third.
Sophomore Drew Moling and Martin led the Buckeyes on vault during thethird rotation, each scoring a career-high 15.050 to tie for secondplace on the event and lead the Buckeyes to an overall team scoreof 72.55.
On high bar, Martin scored a career-high 15.500 to earn theindividual event title for the second time this season. He wasfollowed by junior Kris Done, who posted a season-best 15.100 to finish in secondplace.
Ohio State returns to action Feb. 16, hosting Michigan at St. JohnArena in its first home dual meet of the season. The meet isscheduled to start at 2:30 p.m., and will be broadcast onBTN.

No. 18 Women’s Gymnastics (2-3, 1-2 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Carey Fagan

Ohio State fell to Penn State, 195.575-194.675, Saturday nightat University Park, Pa.
The Buckeyes started the meet on bars, topping the Nittany Lions48.800-48.775. Alex DeLuca tied for the event title with a season-best 9.925while Melanie Shaffer tied for third with a 9.800.
Sarah Miller took the event title on vault with a 9.925 whileMaggie Dunn, performing for the first time on the event,tallied a 9.775.
Miller paced the Buckeyes on floor exercise the third rotation witha meet-best 9.875. Shaffer added a 9.775 to tie for fourth.
Miller tallied a team-high 9.825 to finish second on beam, whileShaffer recorded a team-high 39.025 to finish second in theall-around.
The Buckeyes return to action to host nationally-ranked Michigan at7 p.m. Friday in St. John Arena.

Men’s Hockey (11-11-6, 10-6-4-1 CCHA)
Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

Ohio State defeated No. 9/11 Notre Dame, 6-3, Friday night atValue City Arena.
Sophomore Nick Oddo led Ohio State with three points on a goal and twoassists, while classmate Ryan Dzingel scored twice.
Junior Curtis Gedig had two assists and junior Alex Szczechura, sophomore Justin DaSilva and freshman Anthony Greco each had a goal and an assist for a two-pointnight.
Senior goalie Brady Hjelle had 29 saves in the victory.
Oddo’s three points were a career high and marked his third careermultiple-point outing. It was his first two-helper night as aBuckeye.
Gedig had his fourth-career two-assist game and sixth careertwo-point outing, but first of the season.
DaSilva’s goal was the first of his career and came in his 51stgame. It was the first multiple-point game of his career.
Behind a career-high 45 saves from Hjelle, Ohio State skated to a2-2 overtime tie with No. 9/11 Notre Dame Saturday in Value CityArena.
Sophomore Darik Angeli scored the first Buckeye goal assisted by freshmanSam Jardine. Freshman Craig Dalrymple scored the second goal with assists fromTanner Fritz and Dzingel.
Hjelle’s 45 saves topped the 38 he had Jan. 11 at Ferris State. Heis fifth in the NCAA with a 1.68 goals-against average and ranksthird in save percentage (.945). He has 11 games with 30 or moresaves this season and has allowed two goals or less 17 times.
Fritz extended his scoring streak to eight games, with two goals,seven assists and nine points in the stretch. He is second on theteam with 22 points and ranks first with 17 assists.
Jardine has an assist in five of eight games since returning frominjury and has six assists on the year.
The Buckeyes travel to Fairbanks this upcoming weekend for a serieswith Alaska before returning to Value City Arena for two games withWestern Michigan Feb. 15-16.

No. 9 Women’s Hockey (16-10-2, 11-9-2 WCHA)
Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

Ohio State came away with a 2-1 overtime victory Fridayafternoon over Bemidji State at the Sanford Center in Bemidji,Minn.
Junior forward Ally Tarr scored unassisted 41 seconds into the overtime periodto give the Buckeyes the win. It was the ninth goal of the seasonfor the London, Ontario, product who now has a team-leading 27points.
Senior forward Tina Hollowell scored her tenth goal of the season at 4:33 inthe third period assisted by senior forward Kim Theut and freshman defenseman Cara Zubko.
Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp picked up her 16th victory of the season,backstopping the Buckeyes with 19 saves.
Ohio State fell to Bemidji State, 2-1, Saturday at the SanfordCenter in Bemidji, Minn.
Freshman forward Julia McKinnon tallied the Buckeyes’ lone goal at the 1:24 markof the second period. Junior Kara Gust tallied her second assist of the season on thegoal.
Ohio State returns to action against Minnesota Feb. 8-9 at the OSUIce Rink.

No. 18 Men’s Lacrosse
Head Coach: Nick Myers

Ohio State closed out its preseason schedule Saturday withscrimmages against No. 12/13 Syracuse and Robert Morris at theWoody Hayes Athletic Center.
Ohio State opens the regular season Feb. 9, when it takes onDetroit inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center at 1 p.m. The game isthe first of six regular-season contests for the squad in Columbus,with two in February, March and April.

Pistol
Head Coach: James Sweeney

Ohio State hosted the Midwest Collegiate Pistol Sectionals,Feb. 1-2, at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range. The Buckeyes swept allfive events, posting scores that will determine their qualificationto advance to the Collegiate Nationals held at Fort Benning, Ga.,March 10-14.
Senior Jason Reineck placed first for the Buckeyes in free pistol witha 529, while junior Joe Totts placed first in standard pistol (562) and air pistol(557).
Junior Kimberly Hullings swept both events for the Buckeyes in women’scompetition, winning women’s air pistol with a 360 and women’ssport pistol with a 556.
Ohio State has a brief break before returning to action Feb. 23 atthe University of Akron. The match is scheduled to begin at 8a.m.

Rifle
Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

The Ohio State rifle team concluded the regular season with amatch at Akron against the Zips and Rose Hulman.
The Buckeyes (2269) fell behind Akron (2271) by two points insmallbore, but bested them in air rifle 2314 to 2295 to solidifythe overall team victory.
In smallbore the Buckeyes were led by junior Amanda Luoma who fired a season high 581. Maxwell Snyderman (565), Remington Lyman (564), Megan Polonsky (559), Greg Hagar (558) and Daniel Chapman (560) rounded out teamscoring for the Buckeyes.
Hagar led the way for the Buckeyes in air rifle firing a 582. Hewas closely followed by Luoma (580), Snyderman (577) and Chapman(575). Lyman (572) and Polonsky (569) rounded out a solid teameffort in air rifle.
The Buckeyes have an off week before returning to action at theNCAA Qualifier hosted by Ohio State.

No. 10 Men’s Swimming & Diving (8-2, 1-2 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Bill Wadley

Ohio State concluded competition at No. 1 Michigan Saturdayafternoon at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor. The Buckeyes posted 16Top 5 marks against the top-ranked Wolverines.
The Buckeyes began the two-day competition with a third placefinish in the 400 medley relay when Steven Zimmerman, Keanu Stevenson, Jason Schnur and Zach Holmes posted a time of 3:19.51.
Alex Miller followed with a time of 9:13.77 for fourth overallin the 1,000 freestyle.
Zimmerman and Stevenson had back-to-back third place finishes inthe 100 backstroke (49.57) and 100 breaststroke (56.17),respectively.
The Scarlet and Gray wrapped up the night with a third place markin the 400 freestyle relay comprised of Schnur, Holmes, Birnbrichand Josh Fleagle at 2:59.46.
The Buckeyes began the second day of competition in a tie forsecond place in the 200 medley relay when the quartet of Zimmerman,Stevenson, Schnur and Zach Birnbrich touched the wall at 1:29.12.
Miller followed with a third place mark in the 500 freestyle with atime of 4:29.20, while freshman Jovan Mitrovic was fourth overall with a time of 4:30.44.
Next, Tamas Gercsak (1:52.03) and Zimmerman (1:52.38) went second andthird, respectively, in the 200 individual medley, while Luke Stirton (49.59) touched the wall in the third place in the100 butterfly.
Zimmerman continued his strong showing vs. the Wolverines win heclaimed a victory in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of1:46.49. Connor McDonald notched a Top 3 finish in the event as well,touching the wall with a time of 1:50.20.
After Fleagle (45.50) placed fourth in the 100 freestyle, Chris Cowley (2:03.42) and DJ MacDonald (2:04.80) went second and third, respectively, inthe 200 breaststroke.
Ohio State concluded its weekend of swimming with a second-placefinish in the 200 freestyle relay with the group of Schnur, Holmes,Birnbrich and Fleagle touching the wall in 1:20.66.
The Buckeyes return to Columbus next weekend when they host the2013 Ohio State Winter Invitational Feb. 9-10 at McCorkle AquaticPavilion. As always, admission is free.

No. 21 Women’s Swimming & Diving
Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

Highlighting the team’s night was the 400 medley relay teamcomprised of seniors Kelsey Moran, Angela Severn, Shannon Draves and Megan Detro who posted a pool-record time of 3:42.30 for firstplace at Norris Aquatic Center.
The first-place mark in the 400 medley relay broke a 16-year recordset by Stanford (3:43.10) during the 1997 campaign.
The Buckeyes began the evening with the 200 freestyle relay eventas Michelle Williams, Detro, Ashley Vance and Phoebe Cater touched the wall second with a time of1:33.92.
Junior Alex Norris, who was named Ohio State Co-Athlete of the WeekTuesday, then cruised her way to first place in the 500 freestylewith a time of 4:49.74.
The Buckeyes were dominant in the second session of competition,claiming wins in six of the seven events.
The Scarlet and Gray began their momentum when the 200 medley relayteam of Moran, Severn, Draves and Detro placed first with a time of1:41.97. The victory was the first of five-consecutive wins forOhio State.
Emily Creran followed when she touched the wall first in the400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:21.68, while Norrisclaimed the victory in the 200 freestyle at 1:50.31.
Severn won the team’s fifth-consecutive win when she posted a timeof 1:03.02 in the 100 breaststroke for first place.
the 800 free relay team of Kelly Ann Baird, Katy Luchansky, Aliena Schmidtke and Norris cruised their way to first placewith a time of 7:28.19.
Ohio State won four out of the six events highlighted by a Top 3sweep in the 200 backstroke led by Creran (2:01.01), Kristyn Fulcher (2:02.51) and Annie Gillig (2:02.70), respectively.
Severn won the 200 breaststroke, while Draves followed with a winin the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:02.14.
The Scarlet and Gray wrapped up the evening with its 12th and finalvictory of the invite in the 400 freestyle relay. Williams, Detro,Cater and Norris won the event with a time of 3:25.02.
Ohio State returns to the pool next weekend when the team hosts theOSU Winter Invitational Feb. 9-10 at McCorkle AquaticPavilion.

Synchronized Swimming
Head Coach: Holly Vargo-Brown

Ohio State hosted its last event of the regular season, theJessica Beck Memorial Meet Saturday at the McCorkle AquaticPavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
The Buckeyes finished first with a score of 93, the MiamiUniversity Marlins came in second with 55 points, William &Mary was third with 44 points, Ball State scored 23 points to comein fourth place and University of Michigan came in fifth with eightpoints.
The afternoon began with the trio routine where Buckeyes Kayley Colville, Katie Spada and Khadija Zanotto earned first place with a score of 85.500.Teammates Paige Ramsey, Lauren Nicholson and Chelsea Aton came in second (84.250).
Ramsey and Yuliya Maryanko paired up to take first place in the duetcompetition with a score of 88.250.
Two-time collegiate national solo champion Maryanko claimed firstplace in the solo competition with a score of 90.250.
Ohio State’s Scarlet team- Aton, Colville, Katie LaBounty, Maryanko, Nicholson, Ramsey, Spada and Zanotto-finished in first place in the team competition with a score of90.500. Ohio State’s Gray squad – Jenny Mann, Caitlin Hoffman, Isabella Conrad, N. Gaylard, J. Gaylard, Irwin, Samantha Golomb and Heidi Liou- came in second (86.500).
Up next, Ohio State will travel to Virginia where it will faceRichmond Feb. 9 in Richmond, Va., The following day, the Buckeyeswill head to Williamsburg, Va., where they will take on William& Mary.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (8-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Ty Tucker

Ohio State came away with a victory over a Top 10 opponent whenit defeated No. 6 Georgia, 5-2, Sunday in the Varsity TennisCenter. The Buckeyes extended their home win streak to 156consecutive matches.
Ohio State won the first point of the match in doubles action oncourts three and one. The duo of Blaz Rola and Kevin Metka defeated Eric Diaz and Garrett Brasseaux 8-3, whilethe tandem of Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith upset the fifth ranked team of Hernus Pieters andBen Wangland 8-3.
No. 13 Smith clinched the match for Ohio State with his victoryover No. 16 Pieters 6-4, 6-1.
Devin McCarthy was the first Buckeye to claim a singles victorywith his defeat of Wangland 6-3, 6-3 on court three, while No. 30Chris Diaz followed suit with his victory against Austin Smith6-1, 6-4.
Rounding out singles play, Rola upset No. 19 Nathan Pasha 6-3, 7-5,Kobelt, ranked No. 1, was dealt his first loss of the spring seasonby No. 8 KU Singh 7-5, 7-6 (10-8) and In the final singles match ofthe day Hunter Callahan went to a super tie-breaker before falling toNick Wood 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-3).
In its first road trip of the season, Ohio State will travel toCollege Station, Texas, where it will face Texas A&M at 1 p.m.ET on Feb. 10.

Women’s Tennis (4-0)
Head Coach: Melissa Schaub

Ohio State earned its third-consecutive shutout victory overEastern Kentucky (7-0) at the Varsity Indoor Tennis CenterWednesday night.
The Buckeyes swept the doubles matches as Gabby Steele and Grainne O’Neill posted an 8-2 victory over Amandine Faouzi andCarmen Rodriguez, followed by the tandem of Kelsey Dieters and Kara Cecil downing Kristina Labeja and Milena Poffo, 8-1, tocapture the doubles point and win their fifth match in a row.
Fidan Manashirova earned a 6-2, 6-0, victory over Saioa Oscoz,O’Neill was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Poffo and Nicole Flower posted a 6-2, 6-2 win to clinch the Buckeyes’team victory.
Dieters closed out Labeja, 6-2, 6-2 for her ninth-consecutivevictory while Cecil earned a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory and Steele wonher eighth-straight match with a 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7) effort.
Ohio State dropped its first match of the season against conferencefoe No. 17 Nebraska, 4-2, Saturday at the Varsity TennisCenter.
The OSU tandem of Manashirova and Flower lost to Nebraska’s MaryWeatherholt and Patricia Veresova, 8-3, on court one.
Steele and O’Neill finished second, defeating Maggy Lehmicke andMaike Zeppernick, 8-3, on court three.
In the battle for court two and the doubles point, the Buckeye duoof Cecil and Dieters rallied but fell short against StephanieWeinstein and Janine Weinreich in a tiebreaker to decide thedoubles decision, 9-8 (9-7).
Freshman O’Neill and senior Manashirova secured the two points forthe Buckeyes. O’Neill battled back after dropping the second set todefeat Maggy Lehmicke in a super-tiebreaker, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0(11-9). Manashirova topped Weinreich, 6-4, 6-3, in straightsets.
The Buckeyes return to the Varsity Tennis Center for the last homematch of their opening four-game homestand against Kentucky Feb. 12at 4 p.m.

Men’s Track & Field
Head Coach: Ed Beathea

Ohio State competed at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend,Ind., and the Akron Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
Ohio State placed two athletes in the Top 3 in the 200m event.Sophomore Timothy Faust was the winner of the race in a time of 21.37,while sophomore Nick Batcha captured third in 21.66.
A personal-best time of 4:02.01 – the fourth-best run in schoolindoor history – helped senior Chris Fallon to a fifth-place finish in the marquee event ofthe weekend at Notre Dame, the Meyo Mile.
Ohio State ‘A’ – freshman Champ Page, seniors Marcus Brooks and Marvel Brooks, and sophomore Antonio Blanks – finished third overall in the 4x400m relay in3:10.64, the 15th-fastest time in the nation this season.
Runner-up honors in the heptathlon went to Cory Kunze, who finished the event with a personal-best scoreof 5443 and a wins in the long jump. The junior’s score currentlyranks him 14th in the event this season in Division I.
Ohio State splits for two meets the weekend of Feb. 8: the DonKirby Elite in Albuquerque, N.M., and the SPIRE NCAA Division IInvitational in Geneva, Ohio.

Women’s Track & Field
Head Coach: Karen Dennis

Ohio State competed at the Armory Collegiate Invitational inNew York City Friday and Saturday. The Buckeyes faced 12 of the Top25 teams in the nation during the two days of events at the NewBalance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
A personal-best time of 23.69 – the fourth-fastest run in schoolindoor history and a top-15 time nationally – helped Aisha Cavin to a fifth-place finish in the 200m.
The gold medal went to Michelle Thomas in a personal-best time of 9:40.07, fourth bestin school indoor history. The sophomore edged runner-up JillPrentice of Richmond (9:40.28) to claim the victory.
Janel Olberding, sophomore Katie Borchers, freshman SoSo Walker and senior Tori Brink crossed the finish line in 11:33.32. The foursome’stime is fourth best in school history and a top-25 Division I timethis season.
Ohio State ‘A’ – Cheyenne Hoerr, Olberding, Walker and sophomore Alexandria Johnson – claimed the bronze medal in the 4x400mwith a time of 3:44.36.
Ohio State next competes at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitationalin Geneva, Ohio, Feb. 8-9.

No. 5 Wrestling (10-2, 4-2 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Tom Ryan

Ohio State defeated No. 6 Illinois, 25-9, Friday night in frontof a sold out crowd at Oak Harbor High School.
Redshirt sophomore Logan Stieber returned to action for the first time sinceDecember, pinning eighth-ranked Daryl Thomas in 2:04.
Sophomore Hunter Stieber garnered his team-leading 24th victory of theseason when he recorded a 10-2 major decision vs. StephenRodrigues.
Sophomore Cam Tessari lifted the Buckeyes to a 13-3 lead after a 6-1 winvs. Caleb Ervin. Up next, redshirt sophomore Josh Demas recorded a 10-3 decision vs. Matt Nora, his 15th winof the season.
Redshirt junior Nick Heflin downed No. 8 Jordan Blanton, 2-1, in suddenvictory. Heflin scored a takedown with 21 seconds left on the clockto secure his 10th win of the season and give Ohio State a 19-6lead.
Freshman Kenny Courts defeated No. 13 Mario Gonzalez, 13-9.
Heavyweight Peter Capone concluded Ohio State’s night with a 2-0 victoryover Chris Lopez.
The Buckeyes will conclude their Big Ten schedule with a pair ofmatches the weekend of Feb. 8. Live on BTN, Ohio State will wrestleNo. 17 Michigan in Ann Arbor, Feb. 8 before returning to Columbusto host No. 1 Penn State at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 in St. John Arena onSenior Day.

No. 10 Men’s Volleyball (7-2, 2-0 MIVA)
Head Coach: Pete Hanson

Ohio State kicked off the weekend with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-23,25-17) win over NJIT Friday night in St. John Arena.
Sophomore Michael Henchy totaled a career-best 20 kills in the win andfinished with a .545 attack percentage on the night. His kill totalmarked the most in MIVA in three-set matches. He also added fivedigs for the Buckeyes.
Defensively, sophomore Brennan Anderson had a match-high 11 digs and senior Chen Levitan had nine. Levitan finished second on the team withseven kills.
Redshirt sophomore Peter Heinen notched a match-best 35 assists, while classmateAndrew Lutz ended with six kills playing in only one set.
Ohio State closed out the weekend with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-19,25-23) win over George Mason Saturday night in St. JohnArena.
Redshirt sophomore Andrew Lutz notched the first double-double of his career,totaling 15 kills and a career-best 14 digs.
Henchy added 13 kills and tied a career-high 14 digs for his seconddouble-double this season.
Redshirt senior John Tholen had a season-best 10 kills and added two digs andtwo block assists.
Levitan finished with a career-high 13 dig, while Anderson had amatch-best 16 digs to lead the Buckeye defense. Levitan andclassmate Grayson Overman led the squad with three blocks apiece.
Ohio State travels to nationally-ranked Penn State for anon-conference match Feb. 9. The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions faceoff at 8 p.m. ET from Rec Hall.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
2.5.13 – 2.19.13

Tuesday, Feb. 5
Men’s Basketball vs. Michigan, 9 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Thursday, Feb. 7
Women’s Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Men’s Gymnastics vs. Winter Cup
Las Vegas, Nev.

Friday, Feb. 8
Softball vs. Elon, 12:30 p.m.
Athens, Ga.

Softball vs. Georgia, 5:30 p.m.
Athens, Ga.

Wrestling vs. Michigan, 6 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Alaska, 7:05 p.m.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 7:07 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

Men’s Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
Geneva, Ohio

Men’s Track at Don Kirby Elite Invitational, TBA
Albuquerque, N.M.

Men’s Golf at Big Ten Match Play Day One, All Day
Sarasota, Fla.

Women’s Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
Geneva, Ohio

Saturday, Feb. 9
Softball vs. Winthrop, 10 a.m.
Athens, Ga.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Detroit, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, WHAC

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 1:07 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

Softball vs. Georgia, 3 p.m.
Athens, Ga.

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Alaska, 7:05 p.m.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Men’s Volleyball vs. Penn State, 8 p.m.
State College, Pa.

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

Women’s Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
Geneva, Ohio

Men’s Track at Don Kirby Elite Invitational, TBA
Albuquerque, N.M.

Men’s Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
Geneva, Ohio

Synchronized Swimming vs. Richmond, TBA
Richmond, Va.

Men’s Golf at Big Ten Match Play Day Two, All Day
Sarasota, Fla.

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

Sunday, Feb. 10
Softball vs. Winthrop, 10 a.m.
Athens, Ga.

Men’s Tennis vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
College Station, Texas

Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Wrestling vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Women’s Basketball vs. Northwestern, 4 p.m.
Evanston, Ill.

Synchronized Swimming vs. William & Mary Invitational, TBA
Williamsburg, Va.

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

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

Monday, Feb. 11
Women’s Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Round One, All Day
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Women’s Tennis vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

Women’s Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Round Two, All Day
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Monday, Feb. 11
Women’s Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Round One, All Day
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Women’s Tennis vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

Women’s Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Round Two, All Day
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
Women’s Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Round Three, All Day
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Thursday, Feb. 14
Men’s Basketball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Women’s Basketball vs. Nebraska, 9 p.m.
Lincoln, Neb.

Friday, Feb. 15
Softball vs. Bethune Cookman, 2 p.m.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Baseball vs. Mercer, 6 p.m.
Sarasota, Fla.

Softball vs. Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Men’s Volleyball vs. IPFW, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota, 8:07 p.m.
Grand Forks, N.D.

Men’s Tennis vs. ITA National Team Indoor Championship, All Day
Seattle, Wash.

Women’s Track vs. Buckeye Tune-Up, 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

Men’s Track vs. Buckeye Tune-Up, 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
Baltimore, Md.

Saturday Feb. 16
Rifle vs. NCAA Rifle Qualifier, 8 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Softball vs. Bethune Cookman, 9:30 a.m.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Softball vs. Louisville, 11:45 a.m.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Louisville, 2 p.m.
Louisville, Ky.

Men’s Gymnastics vs. Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Michigan State, 5 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Baseball vs. Notre Dame, 6 p.m.
Sarasota, Fla.

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota, 8:07 p.m.
Grand Forks, N.D.

Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
Baltimore, Md.

Women’s Soccer vs. Ohio, 11:30 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-IDF

Women’s Soccer vs. Cleveland State, 1:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-IDF

Sunday, Feb. 17
Rifle vs. NCAA Rifle Qualifier, 8 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Baseball vs. St. John’s, 11 a.m.
Sarasota, Fla.

Softball vs. Stony Brook, 11:15 a.m.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Women’s Tennis vs. Tennessee, 12 p.m.
Knoxville, Tenn.

Men’s Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 1 p.m.
Madison, Wis.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Jacksonville, 3:15 p.m.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Ball State, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
Baltimore, Md.

Men’s Golf vs. Puerto Rico Classic Round One, All Day
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Monday, Feb. 18
Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
Baltimore, Md.

Men’s Golf vs. Puerto Rico Classic Round Two, All Day
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Tuesday, Feb. 19
Men’s Golf vs. Puerto Rico Classic Round Three, All Day
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico