Nov. 21, 2016

Athletes of the Week

Kelsey Mitchell, Women’s basketball
Mitchell poured in a season-high 31 points on Wednesday against Cleveland State on 12 of 19 shooting, and then the All-American followed that up with a 8 for 11, 21 point performance in Saturday’s win against LIU-Brooklyn.

Jae’Sean Tate, Men’s basketball
Tate scored 35 points in the two wins over North Carolina Central and Providence. The junior was pretty efficient from the field shooting 14 of 26 (53.8%). The 6’4” forward also hauled in 16 rebounds in the two games.

No. 2 Football (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten)

  • Mike Weber ran for 111 yards and a touchdown, and No. 2 Ohio State held off Michigan State 17-16 on Saturday after the upset-minded Spartans missed a 2-point conversion with 4:41 remaining.
  • Weber became the third Ohio State freshman to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season joining Robert Smith (1990) and Maurice Clarett (2002); Weber was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his performance.
  • Chris Worley intercepted his first career pass in the second quarter and Gareon Conley tallied his third interception of the season late in the fourth quarter; the Buckeyes now have 17 interceptions in 2016.

No. 13 Men’s Hockey (8-1-4)

  • The Buckeyes collected a series sweep against Rensselaer this weekend, winning Friday night 4-0 and 3-2 on Saturday.
  • Friday evening, the Buckeyes used two goals from Nick Schilkey and 28 saves from Matt Tomkins for the 4-0 shutout. The whitewashing of Tomkins was the third of his career, and first for the Buckeyes this season.
  • With the game tied 2-2 midway through the third period on Saturday, Tanner Laczynski scored with a little over 10 minutes remaining in the contest to give the Buckeyes the lead for good. Laczynski, a freshman, leads Ohio State with 13 assists and 18 points this year.

Men’s Basketball (3-0)

  • Ohio State picked up two wins last week over North Carolina Central (69-63) and Providence (72-67).
  • Last Monday against North Carolina Central, Jae’Sean Tate poured in 21 points and racked up 10 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes to victory. Freshman Micah Potter was the next highest scorer with 13 and C.J. Jackson had eight assists.
  • Against Providence on Thursday, JaQuan Lyle had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help the Buckeyes pick up the win. Tate contributed with 14 points and Trevor Thompson had a near double-double with 12 points and nine boards.

No. 7 Women’s Basketball (3-1)

  • The Buckeyes knocked off Cleveland State (96-78) and LIU Brooklyn (113-54) for two wins last week.
  • Kelsey Mitchell scored a season-high 31 points in the victory of Cleveland State. The All-American nailed 7 of 13 three pointers and finished 12 of 19 overall from the field.
  • Four Buckeyes scored in double digits in the route over LIU Brooklyn. Sierra Calhoun (22 points) and Mitchell (21 points) combined to go 9 of 12 from three-point range to spark the offense. Makayla Waterman and Kiara Lewis added 15 and 12 points, respectively.

No. 24 Women’s Volleyball (18-12, 8-10 Big Ten)

  • Ohio State won its third-straight match Friday night against Northwestern three sets to one. Audra Appold (17 kills), Taylor Hughes (14 kills), Luisa Schirmer (12 kills) and Taylor Sandbothe (11 kills) paced the offense while Abby Fesl contributed 20 assists.
  • Valeria Leon and Appold led the defensive charge with 18 and 13 digs, respectively.

No. 4 Wrestling

  • The Scarlet and Gray knocked off No. 19 Arizona State, 27-15, Saturday afternoon in Tempe, Ariz.
  • After back to back ASU wins, the Buckeyes were trailing 15-12, but rallied to secure the victory with a technical fall, fall and major decision. Myles Martin (184), Kollin Moore (197) and Olympic champion (heavyweight) all picked up wins.

Women’s/Men’s Swimming

  • The men’s team finished first out of seven teams at the annual Ohio State fall invitational with 1,233 points. Colin Zeng won the platform with 472.55 points and the relay team of Josh Fleagle, Mark Belanger, Andrew Appleby and Matt McHugh won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 2:54.39 to close out the meet.
  • The women finished third out of 10 teams. Taylor Vargo swept the breaststroke events throughout the weekend including a win in the 200 on Sunday with a time of 2:09.43. Lara Tarvit and Haley Allen took two of the top three spots on the Invite’s final day; Tarvit took first with a score of 266.30, while Allen came in third with a tally of 234.60.

Women’s Ice Hockey (7-8-1)

  • Ohio State knocked off Minnesota State Friday afternoon 2-1; it was the Buckeyes fourth win in five games.
  • Julianna Iafallo and Rebecca Freiburger netted the two goals for the Scarlet and Gray in the first and second periods, respectively. Kassidy Sauve posted 33 saves in the contest to propel the defensive efforts.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule


Monday, November 21

  • Men’s Basketball, vs. Western Carolina, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, November 22

  • Wrestling, at Kent State, 7 p.m. — Kent, Ohio
  • Wrestling, vs. Cleveland State, 7 p.m. — Kent, Ohio

Wednesday, November 23

  • Men’s Basketball, vs. Jackson State, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio

Friday, November 25

  • Women’s Basketball, at Florida Gulf Coast, 5 p.m. — Estero, Fla.
  • Women’s Volleyball, vs. Purdue, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Basketball, vs. Marshall, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, November 26

  • Football, vs. Michigan, 12 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball, vs. Indiana, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Basketball, vs. Syracuse/George Washington, TBA — Estero, Fla.

Sunday, November 27

  • Women’s Basketball, TBD, TBA — Estero, Fla.