Ohio State and No. 19 Louisville Square Off Wednesday at Jim Patterson Stadium

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team takes on No. 19 Louisville at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Jim Patterson Stadium.Live stats and a link to a live audio stream can be found on the baseball schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or fans can follow twitter.com/OhioState_BASE for updates.

Ohio State bounced back from a 4-3 loss in 13 innings in the opener at Purdue to take the series with a 2-0 Saturday win and an 11-2 victory in the rubber game Sunday.

Ryan Riga pitched 7.2 scoreless innings, striking out nine to pick up the win Saturday while Josh Dezse went 4-for-9 with two doubles, three walks, four RBI and three runs scored in the series.


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Ohio State Welcomes No. 10 Louisville to Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team wraps up its non-conference slate when it takes on No. 10 Louisville at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

The Buckeyes were swept by No. 6 Oregon in a three-game set over the weekend at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. After Friday?s game was postponed because of rain, the Buckeyes dropped the opening game of the Saturday doubleheader, 3-1, in 11 innings before falling in the nightcap, 4-0. The teams came back Sunday, with the Ducks edging Ohio State, 1-0.

The Buckeyes received excellent pitching, posting a 1.86 ERA against the Ducks, but were unable to get anything going offensively. Brad Goldberg allowed one unearned run on four hits and struck out six in 7.0 innings in the opener and Jaron Long surrendered one earned run on seven hits while striking out a career-high nine in 7.0 innings of a tough-luck loss in the finale.

Louisville enters the week ranked 10th nationally with a 42-10 record, 17-4 in Big East play. Ty Young leads the Cardinals at the plate, posting a .374 average with 11 doubles, seven triples, four home runs, 52 RBI and 46 runs scored. The Buckeyes will face right-hander Kyle Funkhouser, who has gone 3-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 39.2 innings pitched.

The Cardinals hold an 8-3 advantage over the Buckeyes in the all-time series.


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Craft Among Dozen Cousy Finalists

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ? The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 12
finalists on the watch list for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. The
annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top
point guards in men?s college basketball. An original list of 80 candidates was trimmed down by
a nationally based committee to the below watch list of 12 student-athletes.

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 7th at 1pm EST via the Bob Cousy Award?s website ?
www.cousyaward.com — fans will be able to vote for the top point guard. The player that
receives the most fan votes will receive one vote toward the final committee vote. Fan voting will
run one month ? beginning February 7th and will conclude March 7th.

2013 Bob Cousy Award 12 Finalists
Keith Appling, Michigan State University
Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State University
Trey Burke, University of Michigan
Aaron Craft, Ohio State University
Matthew Dellavadova, Saint Mary?s College
Pierre Jackson, Baylor University
Shane Larkin, University of Miami
Phil Pressey, University of Missouri
Peyton Siva, University of Louisville
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State University
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse University
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State University


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