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D’Angelo Russell double-double leads Ohio State past No. 23 Indiana, 82-70

January 25, 2015
The script was the same, and for the second game in a row it was a happy ending for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. The Buckeyes started slow, trailing 9-2 in the opening minutes, but fought back at home to upset the visiting No. 23 Indiana Hoosiers, 82-70, on Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. Senior guard Shannon Scott said the recent success by opposing teams in the early going against the Buckeyes has been frustrating. “For some reason everyone starts out hot on us,” Scott said after the game. “I think we did a great job of not getting frustrated about that. I think we did a great job… Read more

NHL All-Star Weekend a ‘first rate’ event for fans

January 25, 2015
The streets of downtown Columbus were blanketed with a colorful collection of hockey apparel Saturday night, as fans from all over North America voyaged to Ohio’s capital city to experience the NHL’s All-Star Weekend. Three years’ worth of anticipation radiated throughout the town, as Sunday’s matchup was the first time since 2012 that an NHL All-Star Game took place. In 2013, the game, which was originally planned to be in Columbus, was canceled because of a nearly four-month lockout. The Winter Olympics were the reason for the game’s absence the following year. Many fans, though, said the impressive quality of the festivities was well-worth the wait. “This is a first-rate… Read more

Shannon Scott, D’Angelo Russell becoming formidable backcourt duo for Ohio State

January 25, 2015
When the Ohio State men’s basketball team fell down 9-2 early on in its game against Indiana, two players didn’t seem to panic. The starting backcourt of senior Shannon Scott and freshman D’Angelo Russell led the Buckeyes back to their second straight win Sunday afternoon, though neither of them put together a complete game. Russell, who scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half of OSU’s 82-70 victory over No. 23 Indiana, attempted just four shots in the second half, in part because of cramps. Enter Scott, who scored all 10 of his points against the Hoosiers in the second half, including four points while Russell was on… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse tunes up for regular season with 11-4 exhibition win

January 25, 2015
In its first scrimmage of the new year, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team put the skills and training it fostered in the off-season into practice, coming away with a 11-4 win in a practice game against The Hill Academy on Saturday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Midfielder David Planning scored late in the first quarter, bringing the Buckeyes to a 3-0 lead against Hill — a Concord, Ontario, high school — but the senior credited his younger teammates for stepping up during the scrimmage. “We have guys playing their butts off coming off the bench,” Planning said. “Everyone’s playing really well.” Among the younger players, freshman midfielder Trevor… Read more

Losing streak for Ohio State men’s hockey continues, swept by Spartans

January 25, 2015
Twenty, eight and zero. That’s the number of goals scored by Ohio State men’s hockey opponents, the number scored by the Buckeyes and the number of OSU wins since Jan. 10. OSU suffered its two most recent Big Ten losses this past weekend to the Michigan State Spartans. The Buckeyes (7-13-2, 2-6-0) traveled to East Lansing, Mich., over the weekend, losing to the Spartans (9-11-2, 3-3-2) 4-1 on Friday and 2-0 on Saturday to extend their losing streak to four games. In the second matchup, the Buckeyes were shut out by Spartan junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand, who totaled 22 saves. Though the Buckeyes were not able to finish on their… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball escapes Purdue with 79-71 overtime victory

January 25, 2015
The Purdue Boilermakers were even with the Ohio State women’s basketball team for 40 minutes, but the Buckeyes hit the road back to Columbus with a win. OSU escaped West Lafayette, Ind., with a 79-71 win in overtime behind a game-high 37 points from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell on Sunday. The win was the Buckeyes’ second in a row as OSU improved to 13-7 overall and 5-3 in Big Ten play. After a loss to Minnesota on Jan. 15, McGuff had stressed the need for OSU to find a second scorer to back up the play of Mitchell, who leads the country in scoring. Sophomore forward Shayla Cooper came off… Read more

Ohio State wrestling topples Terrapins, Hoosiers

January 25, 2015
The Ohio State wrestling team improved to 9-3 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten after defeating the Maryland Terrapins, 31-9, in College Park, Md on Sunday. Redshirt-freshman Nathan Tomasello (125 pounds) got things started for the fourth ranked Buckeyes when he defeated Terrapins’ redshirt-junior Josh Polacek with a 15-0 technical fall in the second period. At 133 pounds, OSU redshirt-junior Johnni DiJulius bounced back after being taken down in the first period by Maryland’s redshirt-junior Geoffrey Alexander by scoring 10 straight points to give himself a 10-2 majority decision win. OSU redshirt-senior Logan Stieber continued his pinning ways against sophomore Shyheim Brown when he was able to get the… Read more

Ohio State men’s tennis remains unbeaten, grounds Toledo Rockets

January 25, 2015
Seven up, seven down. With Sunday night’s 4-0 win against the Toledo Rockets, the Ohio State men’s tennis team is 7-0 on the season. The winning streak means Coach Ty Tucker now holds the new program record of 435 victories. Tucker said the key ingredients to the Buckeyes’ impressive undefeated home steak — which spans more than a decade — will consist of a lot of praying, practicing hard and hoping that the streak will continue to live on. The night started off when No. 4 redshirt-senior Kevin Metka and redshirt-sophomore Ralf Steinbach defeated Toledo’s Garrett Cona and Stjepan Sikso, 6-1. Metka and Steinbach now stand at 13-3 in doubles… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball looking to ‘get the momentum going’ its way against Indiana

January 24, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team hasn’t won two games a row since the first week of 2015, but the Buckeyes have an opportunity to change that coming up. And senior forward Sam Thompson said it’s of utmost importance to take advantage of that. “Any time you have a chance to get two in a row at home, we have to get it,” Thompson said during a Saturday press conference. The Buckeyes (15-5, 4-3) are scheduled to take on Indiana (15-4, 5-1) on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center, just over two weeks after losing to the Hoosiers on the road. Since that matchup in Bloomington, Ind., which… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball survives scare from Northwestern behind Russell’s 33 points

January 22, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team and coach Thad Matta made a change to the Buckeyes’ starting lineup against the Northwestern Wildcats, but it was the play of one of the remaining starters that made the difference. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell scored 21 of his 33 points in the second half to spark OSU to a 69-67 win against the Wildcats (10-9, 1-5) on Thursday night in Evanston, Ill. Russell led the Buckeyes (15-5, 4-3) with six of their nine made 3-pointers on the night. The freshman from Louisville, Ky., also led the Buckeyes in rebounds with seven and tied for teh team-high with six assists. Russell did not commit… Read more