Jan. 11, 2010
BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State
So., G, 5-7, Commack, N.Y./Commack
Prahalis takes home Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading the Buckeyes to a 65-62 win over No. 19/21 Michigan State on Saturday. The sophomore tallied a career-high 32 points as her squad overcame an 11-point deficit in front of a hostile road crowd of 12,412 at the Breslin Center. Prahalis also contributed six rebounds, five assists and two steals as Ohio State won its ninth consecutive game, improving to 17-1 overall and 5-0 in Big Ten play. The sophomore’s point total came on a career-high 10 field goals, which included a career-best four three-pointers.
Last OSU POW: Jantel Lavender (Dec. 29, 2009)
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin
G, 6-0, Brandon, Wis./Ripon
Wurtz becomes Wisconsin’s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week after helping the Badgers to wins against Purdue and Michigan. She had two points, a rebound and a steal in limited action in a 64-51 win vs. the Boilermakers on Thursday before recording a career day on Sunday. Against the Wolverines, Wurtz put in 27 points on 75 percent shooting, including five three-pointers, in the 68-48 victory. She also brought down nine rebounds, tallied three assists and had one block in 28 minutes. The 27-point total is a career-high and ties Wurtz for 10th on Wisconsin’s freshman single-game records list. Nine rebounds and five three-pointers are also career-bests for the freshman.
Last WIS POW: N/A