March 6, 2018
The Buckeyes knocked off the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday night by a score of 79-69 to claim their sixth Big Ten Tournament title in program history and first since 2011. The Buckeyes add to their accomplishments on the year after winning the Big Ten regular season title. Kelsey Mithcell scored 25 points and set a new Big Ten Tournament career scoring record of 265 points (10 games).
Ohio State grasped the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling title by accumulating the most team points (164.5) at the conference championships in 16 years. The 10-man lineup captured four individual titles, seven finals appearances and nine top-3 showings. All 10 Buckeyes also earned auto bids to the 2018 NCAA Championships.
With points from 13 players and four third-period goals, the Buckeyes defeated No. 7 Michigan State, 6-2, Friday in game one of a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal series. On Saturday in game two of the quarterfinals Ohio State downed Michigan State in overtime 4-3, to sweep the series. The Buckeyes will face off against TTUN in the semifinals this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.
Buckeyes steamrolled their first Big Ten opponent Penn State, 7-0, to start off the season. Kyle Seelig was the star in singles, consistently placing his shots well on his way to a 6-0, 6-0 beatdown against Nemeth. This was the 20th straight win over the Nittany Lions for the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes shook off a 26-24 setback to start Friday night by charging back to take the next three sets in a road victory at McKendree. On Saturday, the Buckeyes surrendered the very first point of the night, but then never trailed again for the remainder of the evening in a three-set victory (25-20, 25-19, 25-19). Sanil Thomas averaged a whopping 13.0 assists per set, guiding the Buckeye attack to a .405 team hitting efficiency.
Ohio State played to a 2-1 record at the Cox Diamond Invitational in Pensacola, Fla.. Ohio State got the weekend off to a good start on the shores of the Pensacola Bay with a 6-3 win over Nicholls State. The Scarlet and Gray rallied with seven unanswered runs to win, 9-6, over No. 16 Southern Miss Saturday night to get their first national-ranked win of the season. The Buckeyes are now one road trip away from their home opener Mar. 16 at 5:05 p.m. against Cal State University, Northridge.
Jaclyn Lee shot a combined three-round score of 19-under par to earn medalist honors and help Ohio State shoot a team total of 840 for a second-place finish at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz.. Lee’s effort was enough to medal at the event, while also earning her Big Ten Golfer of the week honors.
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