Ohio State's Olympic Sports Enjoyed a Banner Saturday

By 11W Staff on March 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
Ohio State women's hockey beat Minnesota in OT to advance to the WCHA championship game.

It was a productive Saturday for no less than 10 Ohio State athletics programs highlighted by women's basketball beating Michigan to advance to the conference title game, women's ice hockey taking down Minnesota to reach the WCHA championship game and the wrestling squad earning eight individual bids in the upcoming NCAA championships. 

Kevin McGuff's hoops squad, seeded No. 6 in the conference tourney, beat No. 3 seed Iowa on Friday night before taking down the 7th-seeded Wolverines, 66-60 last night. 

The balanced Buckeyes saw all five starters reach double figures led by Madison Greene's 13 points. Greene had eight of her 13 in the last four minutes of the game, propelling Ohio State to a battle with No. 1 seed Maryland for the B1G title. 

ESPN2 live coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. tonight from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. 

The women's ice hockey team meets No. 1 seed Wisconsin in the WCHA championship game today at 2:00 p.m. in Minneapolis after the No. 3 seed Buckeyes beat Minnesota, 4-3, in an overtime thriller capped by Tatum Skaggs' game-winner. 

Today marks the second time the Buckeyes have reached the WCHA title game with the first coming back in 2001. 

On the mat, three Buckeyes will wrestle for Big Ten titles today with eight qualified for the NCAA Wrestling Championships. 

Sammy Sasso (149), Kollin Moore (197) and Luke Pletcher (141) all go for conference titles today while those three plus Malik Heinselman (125), Ethan Smith (165), Kaleb Romero (174), Rocky Jordan (184) and Gary Traub (285) all earned automatic bids to the NCAA Wresting Championships. 

Men's hockey beat Wisconsin, 2-1, in overtime to win the series. The Buckeyes will battle Michigan next Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the B1G tournament semifinals held in Nationwide Arena. 

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