Ohio State Upsets No. 17 Iowa, 76-69

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – It was easy to forget about Ohio State after a string of losses, including one at home to Iowa, sent the Buckeyes tumbling out of the Top 25.

They got the Hawkeyes back in Iowa City behind a signature performance from senior Aaron Craft.

Craft had 17 points with six assists and six steals to help Ohio State upset 17th-ranked Iowa on Tuesday night 76-69 for its third win in four games.

LaQuinton Ross added 13 points for the Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten), who moved back to .500 in the league after starting a surprising 2-4.

Craft had 14 of his points in the first half, and his three-point play put Ohio State ahead 66-59 with 1:17 left.

That sealed back-to-back road wins for the surging Buckeyes, who answered a loss to Penn State by beating Wisconsin 59-58 on Saturday.


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2013-2014 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent / Event Location Time

08/31/13 vs. Buffalo TV Columbus, Ohio 12:00 p.m. ET
09/07/13 vs. San Diego State TV Columbus, Ohio 3:30 p.m. ET
09/14/13 at California TV Berkeley, Calif. 7:00 p.m. ET
09/21/13 vs. Florida A&M TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
09/28/13 vs. Wisconsin * TV Columbus, Ohio 8:00 p.m. ET
10/05/13 at Northwestern * TV Evanston, Ill. 8:00 p.m. ET
10/19/13 vs. Iowa * TV Columbus, Ohio 3:30 p.m. ET
10/26/13 vs. Penn State * TV Columbus, Ohio 8:00 p.m. ET
11/02/13 at Purdue * TV West Lafayette, Ind. TBA
11/16/13 at Illinois * TV Champaign, Ill. TBA
11/23/13 vs. Indiana * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/30/13 at Michigan * TV Ann Arbor, Mich. TBA
Big Ten Championship Game
12/07/13 TBA * TV Indianapolis, Ind. TBA


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Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Announced

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame will enshrine 14 new members this fall, with 12 former student-athletes and two coaches among the honorees. The class will be inducted Sept. 27 at a dinner and will be introduced to the public at halftime of the Ohio State home football game against Wisconsin Sept. 28.

The 2013 class includes Matt Beaumont (baseball), Hugo Boisvert (men’s hockey), Dan Cheney (men’s lacrosse), John Cooper (football coach), Jim Daniell (football), Ninett Kossowsky (rowing), Melissa Miller (women’s soccer), Saskia Mueller (field hockey), Laura Murray (pistol), Scoonie Penn (men’s basketball), David Pichler (men’s diving), Monica Rincon (women’s tennis), Tommy Rowlands (wrestling) and Jim Sweeney (pistol coach).

The hall of fame was created in 1977 and has inducted 269 men through 2012. Daniell will be the 109th former football player to be inducted, while Cooper is the fifth former football coach to receive a spot in the hall of fame. Penn brings the total of former basketball players to 28 and Pichler will be the 19th diver enshrined. Beaumont will be the 15th former baseball Buckeye to be inducted and Rowlands brings the total number of wrestlers in the elite group to 12.

Women were first inducted into the hall in 1993, with 100 inductees enshrined through 2012. Mueller is the seventh former field hockey player to join the prestigious list, while Kossowsky and Rincon bring the total for their respective sports to five each. Miller and Murray are just the second inducted for soccer and pistol, respectively, and Sweeny will be the first coach of a co-ed sport to be enshrined.

The Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, which will be a joint dinner for the men and women, will be held in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union Sept. 27. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d oeuvres and cocktails; dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $75, with tables of eight available for $600. Tickets will go on sale July 1. Payment will not be accepted at the door; reservations and payment must be submitted by Sept. 13. Registration information will be available on OhioStateBuckeyes.com later this month.


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Postgame Notes: No. 13 Ohio State 49, No. 20 Wisconsin 71

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No. 20 Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) 71, No. 13 Ohio State (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten) 49
Feb. 17, 2013
Kohl Center – Madison, Wisconsin
Attendance – 17,249


The matchup Sunday was the 151st meeting between Big Ten foes Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Overall, the Buckeyes own the series lead with an 84-67 advantage.
The Buckeyes are 28-44 in games played in Madison.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 22-12 in the Wisconsin series. When both teams are ranked, OSU is 6-4.

The Buckeyes had two players reach double-figures in scoring: Deshaun Thomas (18 points) and Sam Thompson (10).
Wisconsin held Ohio State to a season-low 49 points.
The 22-point margin of victory for Wisconsin was the largest against the Buckeyes this season. Ohio State fell to Illinois by 19 points on Jan. 5. The last time OSU lost by 22 or more points was 2009-10, also to Wisconsin (65-43, Dec. 21, 2009).
With 16:10 remaining in the first half, Wisconsin went on an 18-0 run to take an early 24-6 lead. During the span, Ohio State went 0-14 from the field.
Ohio State out-scored the Badgers on the fast break, earning a 9-2 advantage.
The Buckeyes were held to their lowest point total in a half this season with 22 points in the first half of play. OSU recorded its previous low of 24 points vs. the Badgers on Jan. 29.
As a ranked team (AP), No. 13 Ohio State is 444-123 all-time.
The Buckeyes have an all-time record of 148-238 (1-7 in 2012-13) vs. ranked opponents in the AP Top 25. In games when both teams enter with a Top 25 ranking, Ohio State is 68-64.
Ohio State is 747-673 all-time in Big Ten play.


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Wisconsin and Ohio State Set for 7 p.m. Battle Tuesday at Value City Arena

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Jan. 29, 2013
No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes (15-4, 5-2) vs. the Wisconsin Badgers (14-6, 5-2)
Site: Value City Arena (18,809)
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
Television: ESPN
Talent: Mike Tirico (play-by-play)
Dan Dakich (expert analysis)
Samantha Ponder
Radio: OSU-IMG Sports Network (56 stations)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 91/XM 91
Local Radio: WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460
Radio Talent: Paul Keels (play-by-play)
Ron Stokes (expert analysis)

The Wisconsin Series
Ohio State has won three of the last five meetings with the Badgers and has two victories in the last three in Columbus. Overall, the Buckeyes own the series lead with an 83-66 record and are 52-22 in games played in Columbus. As a ranked team, Ohio State is 21-11 in the Wisconsin series. Junior Deshaun Thomas leads Ohio State against the Badgers with an average of 10.5 points per game over four career meetings. He also is Ohio State’s rebound leader with 3.5 boards a game among current Buckeyes. Both Thomas and classmate Aaron Craft have made better than half their shots in the series. Thomas is shooting 56 percent (18-32) while Craft knocks down 52 percent of his shots (11-21) in the series.


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