Ohio State-Michigan State Postgame Notes

March 2, 2012

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Ohio State

  • Ohio State is 30-13 in Big Ten Tournament games. That is the second-most wins in tournament history, trailing only Purdue (31).
  • Jim Foster has a record of 19-5 in Big Ten Tournament games. That is tops among active coaches and second overall. He is one win shy of tying the tournament record of 20, held by former Penn State head coach Rene Portland.
  • Ohio State is riding a 10-game win streak in the Big Ten Tournament. The record is 11-straight victories, held by Purdue (1998-2001).
  • Senior guard Samantha Prahalis became the Big Ten's all-time assists leader with five today. That gives her 894 for her career. She tops the old mark of 892, held by Northwestern's Nancy Kennelly (1989-93).
  • Prahalis also finished with 11 points. She is just 22 points shy of becoming the fourth Buckeye to eclipse the 2,000-point mark. Prahalis set a new career mark with two blocked shots in the game.
  • It is the 10th-straight year the Buckeyes have earned a first-round bye.
  • Ohio State has only allowed four teams to shoot 50 percent or better this season, and only five have hit the mark over the last 64 games. The Buckeyes limited Michigan to a .345 field- goal percentage today.
  • Ohio State leads the series with Michigan, 48-9. Today's victory snapped a three-game losing streak to the Wolverines.
  • The Buckeyes held Michigan scoreless for the first 5:19 of the second half, using an 11-0 run to take a 36-22 lead.
  • The 48 points is the fewest allowed by the Buckeyes against a Big Ten opponent this season.


  • This was Michigan's third-straight quarterfinal appearance and 11th overall.
  • Senior guard Courtney Boylan finished with 10 points today and averaged 13.5 ppg in tournament play.
  • Trailing 7-2 early in the first half, the Wolverines went on 12-2 run to take the lead at 14-9. Michigan held OSU without a field goal for 5:54 during that span. The Buckeyes had just one field goal from 18:34 through 11:15.
  • Michigan has held Ohio State to two of its three lowest point totals this season. In addition to 57 points today, Michigan allowed just 62 points in a 73-62 regular season win on Jan. 7.
  • After trailing by as many as 16 in the second half, the Wolverines cut OSU's lead to just five on a three from Boylan with 1:03 remaining.
  • Michigan forced 21 Ohio State turnovers, resulting in 19 points.
  • Senior forward Carmen Reynolds led the Wolverines in scoring with 14 points. It is the third time this year and 19th time in her career she has led the team in scoring.
  • Junior guard Jenny Ryan's eight rebounds today led the team for the 16th time this season. She averaged 7.0 rpg in tournament play.