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WBK: No. 14/12 Ohio State Gunning For Fifth Straight Win Thursday
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thursday’s game features a rematch of the two Big Ten preseason favorites when Purdue (15-7, 8-3 Big Ten) comes to Value City Arena for a 7 p.m. tip with No. 14/12 Ohio State (18-3, 9-1 Big Ten). These two teams met Jan. 25 in West Lafayette with the Buckeyes prevailing, 71-60. Ohio State is attempting to sweep the season series from Purdue for the first time since 2005. The Boilermakers are currently in a three-way tie for second place with Indiana and Michigan State, two games behind the Buckeyes. – MORE –

UPCOMING EVENTSTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Women’s Basketball
vs. Purdue at 7 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball
vs. Rutgers-Newark at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Women’s Tennis
vs. Virginia at 3 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming
vs. West Virginia at 5 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball
vs. George Mason at 7 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey
vs. North Dakota at 7:07 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey
vs. Notre Dame at 8:05 p.m.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Men’s Lacrosse
vs. Detroit-Mercy at 3 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey
vs. North Dakota at 4:07 p.m.
Women’s Gymnastics
vs. Iowa at 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball
vs. Minnesota at 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Women’s Tennis
vs. Virginia Tech at 3 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey
vs. Notre Dame at 2:05 p.m.
Wrestling
vs. Purdue at 5 p.m.

WBK: Stokes’ Approach Influenced by Family
For freshman Amber Stokes, being a basketball player at Ohio State is more than a privilege. For her, it is becoming a family tradition. Being the daughter of former Buckeye Ron Stokes, the Gahanna Lincoln High School product grew up to be a basketball and track standout. Despite being sidelined all season with a shoulder injury, Stokes still took time to talk about making decisions, her free time and being a Buckeye. – MORE –
WBK: Battle for First Place with Indiana Goes to Buckeyes, 59-51
It wasn’t pretty — except to Ohio State coach Jim Foster. Star Allen scored 21 points and Jantel Lavender added 17, and each had two baskets in a 15-3 surge to end the half, to lead No. 15 Ohio State past Indiana 59-51 on Sunday. “The pretty ones, we like them, but the games like today are the ones that develop a little character for your team,” Foster said. – MORE –
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Evan Turner
Basketball
Sean Moore
Diving
MBK: $5 Tickets Available for Remainder of Men’s Basketball Season
COLUMBUS, Ohio-A limited number of terrace level tickets will be available for $5 to see Ohio State men’s basketball games the remainder of this season, Bill Jones, assistant athletics director for ticketing, announced Monday. – MORE –