Ohio State-Wisconsin Postgame Notes

March 7, 2010

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Ohio State

  • The Buckeyes advance to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament for the second straight year and sixth time overall.
  • Ohio State has won 10 of its last 12 Big Ten Tournament games.
  • Ohio State has won 19 consecutive games against Wisconsin.
  • Sophomore guard Samantha Prahalis led the Buckeyes with 29 points. Prahalis converted 11-of-11 free throws, which ties a tournament record for free throw percentage. She shares the record with Penn State's Tanisha Wright (10-of-10 during the 2002 tournament) and, Purdue's Shereka Wright (10-of-10 during the 2004 tournament)
  • The Buckeyes set a Big Ten Tournament record with 34 made free throws. The previous record was 29 by Indiana against Illinois during the 2002 tournament.
  • Junior center Jantel Lavender scored 27 points for Ohio State. Lavender extends her double-digit scoring streak to 99 games, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I. Lavender has 1,969 career points.
  • Prahalis and Lavender combined for 56 points. It is the highest point total for two players in all games played by Big Ten teams this year.
  • Ohio State made 20 more free throws than the Badgers on Saturday. The Buckeyes have now converted 139 more free throws (542) then opponents have attempted (403).
  • Freshman guard Tayler Hill added 14 points and six rebounds for Ohio State.


  • Wisconsin held a 41-37 lead at halftime and had leads of seven points on three different occasions.
  • Wisconsin is 0-3 in tournament semifinal games.
  • Junior Alyssa Karel led the Badgers with a career-high 31 points on 10-for-15 shooting. Karel's point total ties her for seventh on the Big Ten Tournament single game record list. The top mark is held by former Badger Barb Franke, who scored 35 points during the 1995 tournament.
  • Karel connected on 5-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc to set a Big Ten Tournament record for three-point field goal percentage. The old record was held by former Illini players Katie Coleman and Allison Curtin, who made 5-of-6 three-pointers during the 1997 tournament and 2001 tournament respectively.
  • Also scoring in double-figures for Wisconsin were Lin Zastrow with 14 points and Teah Gant with 12 points.
  • Senior Rae Lin D'Alie played in her 131st career game, which ties a Big Ten record. She shares the record with former players Erika Valek of Purdue, Lindsay Bowen of Michigan State, and Liz Shimek of Michigan State.