Ohio State's Winter Teams Excel

Ohio State's Winter Teams Excel

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Ohio State's Winter Teams Excel


It’s been a remarkable winter for the Buckeyes, so here’s a cheat sheet to help you keep track of what’s going on for some of the Ohio State teams that are currently winding down their seasons. 


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Ohio State has been hot this winter. The Buckeyes have won conference titles and honors in several sports. A number also have NCAA Tournament appearances coming up, so here’s a brief look at the highlights…

Men’s Basketball: Picked to finish 11th in the Big Ten beat media’s preseason poll, the Buckeyes (24-8) at one point were ranked as high as eighth nationally by the Associated Press. As of now they are 17th in that poll. Big Ten Coach of the Year Chris Holtmann and Player of the Year Keita Bates-Diop guided the program to a second-place finish in the league’s regular season, but that was followed by an early exit in the conference tourney thanks to Penn State. Now the Scarlet and Gray will watch the NCAA Tournament selection show with their fans.
Next up-The NCAA Selection show is March 11th at 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball: The Buckeyes (26-6) were the Big Ten’s top team in the regular season and won their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2011. As a result, they are expected to host first- and second-round NCAA games in Columbus. Kelsey Mitchell was voted the conference’s player of the year by league coaches. They also just snagged a verbal commitment from four-star forward Dorka Juhasz, who has played for the Hungarian national team.
Next up-The NCAA selection show is March 12th at 7 p.m.

Ohio State Wrestling: Tom Ryan was named Big Ten Coach of the Year shortly after his team (14-1) won the Big Ten Tournament title with the event’s highest points total (164.5) in 16 years. Nathan Tomasello (125 pounds), Joey McKenna (141 pounds), Kollin Moore (197 pounds) and Kyle Snyder (heavyweight) all won their respective weight classes. Snyder’s victory was also notable for the fact that it avenged his only loss at the collegiate level. He defeated Michigan’s Adam Coon.
Next up-Ten Buckeyes have earned automatic bids to the 2018 NCAA Championships, which will be held March 15th at Quicken Loans Arena.

Men’s Ice Hockey: The Buckeyes (23-8-5) earned the two seed in the Big Ten Tournament and swept Michigan State, 6-2 and 4-3 (OT), to advance to the semis.
Next up-The puck Bucks are hosting Michigan. That game is March 10th at Nationwide Arena.

Women’s Ice Hockey: Ohio State (23-10-4) is one of eight teams that will compete for the 18th National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. They made the field as an at-large team. It is their first ever time qualifying for the event.
Next up-The Buckeyes will visit the fourth-seed, Boston College, March 10th at 1:00 p.m.

Rifle: Like women’s hockey, the OSU rifle team is one of eight squads headed for the NCAA Tournament.
Next up-The Buckeyes will compete March 9th and 10th in Charleston, South Carolina.

Indoor Track: The men won their first Big Ten title since 1993, and coach Karen Dennis became the first woman director of track and field in all of Big Ten history to lead a men’s team to a conference championship. The Buckeye women finished third.
Next up-The NCAA championships are March 9th in College Station, Texas.

Fencing: The Buckeyes claimed their fifth straight championship in the Midwest Fencing Conference finals. Nine OSU men won first-team all-conference honors, while six members of the women’s squad accomplished the same.
Next up-The Regional NCAA Qualifiers are March 10th in Cleveland.

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