March 3, 2012
Box Score |
- With 23 points tonight, senior guard Samantha Prahalis became the fourth Buckeye to eclipse 2,000 career points. Prahalis now has 2,001 career points.
- Prahalis had 15 of the Buckeye's 30 first-half points.
- Prahalis set a new Big Ten Tournament career assists record with four tonight, giving her 67 in four tournament appearances.
- The Buckeyes held Nebraska to just two points over the first seven minutes of play.
- Sophomore center Ashley Adams tallied four blocked shots, the 11th time this year she has had four or more blocks in a game.
- Ohio State held an opponent to under 40 percent shooting for the 18th time this season and the second time against Nebraska in three meetings.
- The Buckeyes outscored Nebraska 40-24 in the paint.
- Freshman guard Raven Ferguson tallied a career-high 13 points off the bench. Her six field goals made and 10 attempts are also career bests.
- Junior guard Amber Stokes tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight, just one off her career best.
- Nebraska will make its first Big Ten Tournament title game appearance in its inaugural conference season. They are the first No. 6 seed to advance to the title game.
- The Cornhuskers are 5-1 against ranked teams this season.
- Senior guard Kaitlyn Burke matched her career high with 20 points. She also tied her career mark for field goals made (8) and attempts (15).
- Freshman Emily Cady finished with 10 points, averaging 19.3 points per game in three games vs. the Buckeyes this season.
- This is the first time in head coach Connie Yori's 10 seasons at Nebraska that the Huskers have played four games in a seven-day span. They have gone 4-0 during that span.
- Nebraska went with the same starting lineup for the 31st-straight game (Kaitlyn Burke, Lindsey Moore, Jordan Hooper, Emily Cady, Hailie Sample).
- Sophomore forward Jordan Hooper finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, her 13th double-double of the season. That ranks her tied for third on Nebraska's single-season list. It also marked her 14th 20+ point scoring effort this year and 20th of her career.
- After starting the game 2 of 19 from the field, the Cornhuskers rallied to go 10-for-13 over the final 7:54 of the half. Five of their 10 field goals during that span were three-point buckets.
- Nebraska trailed 21-8 before a 19-3 run gave the Cornhuskers their first lead of the day at 27-24 with 2:50 to play. Nebraska outscored the Buckeyes 28-11 over the final 7:55 of the first half.
- Nebraska is the second team in Big Ten Tournament history to win three games by a double-digit scoring margin (+32 vs. Northwestern; +12 vs. Iowa, +15 vs. Ohio State).
- Nebraska has scored 245 points, which ranks fourth on the Big Ten Tournament single-tournament scoring list. The Cornhuskers need 63 points to surpass the current record of 307 set by Penn State in 1998.