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Jantel Lavender – All-America Candidate

Jantel Lavender
So. 6-4 Center
Cleveland, Ohio/Central Catholic

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(as of March 9, 2009)

Named the Big Ten Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season in leading Ohio State to a record-tying fifth-straight Big Ten regular-season and tournament championship
The sixth player in Big Ten women’s basketball history to earn the award in back-to-back seasons, joining former Buckeyes Tracey Hall (1986-87) and Jessica Davenport (2005-06-07).
Named the 2009 Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Set a single tournament record with 41 rebounds in the three wins over Illinois, Iowa and Purdue … had 17 rebounds in the Iowa game, the second-most in Big Ten Tournament history
Averaged 22.7 points, 13.7 rebounds and shot 64 percent from the field with three double-doubles in the three tournament victories
Only the second player in conference history to complete the statistical triple crown, leading the conference in points (20.0), rebounds (9.9) and shooting percentage (.549) in conference games
Led the Big Ten in scoring (20.9), rebounding (10.7), double-doubles (20) and was second in field goal percentage (.539) in all games, despite constant double and sometimes triple teams
The only player to rank in the Top 10 nationally in scoring (8th) and rebounding (10th) and the only player in Division I to rank in the Top 20 in scoring, rebounding and FG percentage (18th)
Has led the Buckeyes in scoring in 27 of 32 games this season
Leads the Big Ten with 20 games of 20 or more points and has two games with 30 or more
Has reached double-figure scoring in all 63 career games, the fourth-longest current streak in Division I
Scored 20 or more points in eight of the first nine games this season – five against 2008 NCAA tournament qualifiers
Named Big Ten player of the week a record-tying five times
Became the second-fastest player in the history of Ohio State women’s basketball to score 1,000 points
Owns the Ohio State single-season record with 350 rebounds this season, breaking the old mark of 325 set by Jessica Davenport in the 2004-05 season
Has 1,221 career points, breaking Katie Smith’s school record of 1,194 points scored in her first two seasons as a Buckeye
Has 23 double-doubles this season and 36 in her career – the most among active Big Ten players in only her sophomore season … Ohio State is 30-6 when she gets a double-double
Scored a season-high 32 points and tied a career highs with 15 made FG’s and four blocked shots at Iowa Feb. 12 … shot 71 percent from the field in that game with 10 rebounds and three assists
Scored 29 points on 12-of-13 shooting (.923) in the win over Delaware State Dec. 16 … the 92.3 percent is tied for second on the Ohio State single-game list
Scored 30 points and tied a career-high with 15 field goals in the win over Illinois Jan. 22
Followed that game up with 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting and two blocks in the road victory at Purdue Jan. 25 to earn Big Ten player of the week honors
Recorded 27 points and 13 rebounds in a 9-point loss to No. 2 North Carolina … had one blocked shot that appeared on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays
Buckeye Classic MVP Nov. 30 after recording 40 points, 24 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and hitting 16-of-18 from the FT line in wins over Boston and Dayton
Named the Big Ten player of the week for a second time this season Nov. 25 after recording a pair of double-doubles and two 20-point games as Ohio State defeated Syracuse and dropped a close overtime decision to No. 20 Auburn
Career-best seven assists at No. 20 Auburn
Named the Big Ten player of the week Nov. 18 after scoring 48 points and grabbing 29 rebounds in wins over Butler and Army
Grabbed a career-high 19 boards in the season-opener against Butler
As a freshman she was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American … Big Ten Player of the Year (coaches), becoming the first Big Ten freshman – men’s or women’s – to win player of the year honors

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Lavender In The News

03/03/09 – Buckeyes clean up in Big Ten honors (Dispatch)
02/14/09 – Lavender Quickly Works Way To 1,000 Points (Buckeye Sports Bulletin)
01/31/09 – Lavender’s 30 Help OSU Rout Visiting Illini (Buckeye Sports Bulletin)
01/31/09 – Lavenders Enjoy Their Special Bond (Buckeye Sports Bulletin)
01/27/09 – Quite A Tandem (Buckeye Sports Bulletin)
12/29/08 – Buckeyes Pair Measuring Up (Dispatch)
12/10/08 – Lavender, Prahalis Give Buckeyes Potent One-Two Punch (ESPN.com)
11/17/08 – Lavender Scores 24 in Huge First Half (Dispatch)
10/13/08 – Lavender Plans to be More Vocal in Lead Role (Dispatch)
Date – Quite A Tandem (Bucknuts.com)
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2008-09 Ohio State Women’s Basketball
Ohio State Individual Game-by-Game
(as of Mar 9, 2009)
All games
#42 Lavender, Jantel

  TOTAL 3-PTS   REBOUNDS  
Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
BUTLER 11/14/08 * 30 7 16 .438 0 0 .000 6 9 .667 5 14 19 19.0 2 0 0 4 3 0 20 20.0
ARMY 11/16/08 * 25 11 13 .846 0 0 .000 6 9 .667 4 6 10 14.5 2 0 2 4 0 0 28 24.0
SYRACUSE 11/19/08 * 38 9 11 .818 0 0 .000 4 6 .667 4 6 10 13.0 2 0 2 6 3 1 22 23.3
at Auburn 11/23/08 * 44 9 27 .333 0 0 .000 2 3 .667 3 9 12 12.8 2 0 7 4 0 0 20 22.5
HARTFORD 11/25/08 * 32 8 18 .444 0 0 .000 6 7 .857 2 8 10 12.2 1 0 5 2 2 0 22 22.4
BOSTON UNIVERSITY 11/29/08 * 28 3 7 .429 0 0 .000 7 8 .875 3 10 13 12.3 1 0 4 2 1 0 13 20.8
DAYTON 11/30/08 * 35 9 21 .429 0 0 .000 9 10 .900 6 5 11 12.1 0 0 2 3 3 0 27 21.7
UNC 12/3/08 * 38 12 23 .522 0 0 .000 3 6 .500 6 7 13 12.3 3 0 1 5 1 1 27 22.4
at Nebraska 12/6/08 * 36 8 20 .400 0 0 .000 4 7 .571 4 6 10 12.0 1 0 1 3 1 1 20 22.1
CLEVELAND STATE 12/15/08 * 28 8 14 .571 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 2 9 11 11.9 2 0 2 2 1 0 18 21.7
DELAWARE STATE 12/16/08 * 29 12 13 .923 0 0 .000 5 5 1.000 2 9 11 11.8 0 0 0 4 2 0 29 22.4
MICHIGAN 12/21/08 * 33 13 19 .684 0 0 .000 2 3 .667 1 7 8 11.5 0 0 0 3 1 0 28 22.8
at Northwestern 12/31/08 * 33 5 13 .385 0 0 .000 5 8 .625 4 5 9 11.3 1 0 3 4 1 0 15 22.2
MICHIGAN STATE 1/4/09 * 32 8 14 .571 0 0 .000 4 5 .800 2 6 8 11.1 0 0 2 4 3 2 20 22.1
at Wisconsin 1/8/09 * 37 5 16 .313 0 0 .000 6 6 1.000 2 13 15 11.3 2 0 3 3 1 0 16 21.7
at Illinois 1/12/09 * 34 7 16 .438 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 12 14 11.5 2 0 1 7 1 2 14 21.2
MINNESOTA 1/15/09 * 38 5 6 .833 0 0 .000 10 11 .909 0 7 7 11.2 1 0 2 3 3 0 20 21.1
ILLINOIS 1/22/09 * 31 15 24 .625 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 3 9 12 11.3 2 0 1 6 0 1 30 21.6
at Purdue 1/25/09 * 30 10 16 .625 0 0 .000 1 1 1.000 4 3 7 11.1 4 0 0 4 2 0 21 21.6
at Michigan 1/29/09 * 38 5 11 .455 0 0 .000 7 9 .778 3 6 9 11.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 17 21.4
INDIANA 2/1/09 * 39 7 14 .500 0 0 .000 3 3 1.000 0 9 9 10.9 2 0 1 7 0 1 17 21.1
PURDUE 2/5/09 * 39 8 14 .571 0 0 .000 3 3 1.000 6 7 13 11.0 1 0 2 7 1 0 19 21.0
at Michigan State 2/8/09 * 39 8 20 .400 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 2 6 8 10.8 0 0 0 5 2 0 19 21.0
at Iowa 2/12/09 * 38 15 21 .714 0 1 .000 2 5 .400 4 6 10 10.8 3 0 3 1 4 0 32 21.4
NORTHWESTERN 2/15/09 * 27 7 14 .500 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 5 5 10 10.8 0 0 1 2 1 1 17 21.2
at Minnesota 2/19/09 * 28 5 9 .556 0 0 .000 4 4 1.000 0 3 3 10.5 2 0 2 2 0 1 14 21.0
at Indiana 2/22/09 * 32 4 7 .571 0 0 .000 4 5 .800 5 7 12 10.5 4 0 2 6 0 1 12 20.6
WISCONSIN 2/26/09 * 29 8 13 .615 0 0 .000 5 5 1.000 3 10 13 10.6 0 0 2 1 1 0 21 20.6
PENN STATE 3/1/09 * 36 11 19 .579 0 0 .000 6 8 .750 1 11 12 10.7 3 0 2 1 0 1 28 20.9
vs Illinois 3/6/09 * 31 10 17 .588 0 0 .000 2 5 .400 1 10 11 10.7 0 0 3 3 0 0 22 20.9
vs Iowa 3/7/09 * 36 8 13 .615 0 0 .000 5 8 .625 4 13 17 10.9 4 0 0 1 0 0 21 20.9
vs Purdue 3/8/09 * 38 11 15 .733 0 0 .000 3 5 .600 5 8 13 10.9 2 0 1 2 0 1 25 21.1
vs Sacred Heart 3/21/09 * 39 7 19 .368 0 0 .000 5 8 .625 4 6 10 10.9 0 0 4 1 3 1 19 21.0
vs Miss State 3/23/09 * 37 7 13 .538 0 0 .000 6 8 .750 3 5 8 10.8 2 0 0 2 0 0 20 21.0
vs Stanford 3/28/09 * 28 5 10 .500 0 0 .000 5 6 .833 0 6 6 10.7 4 0 1 1 1 0 15 20.8
Totals   35 1185 290 536 .541 0 1 .000 148 196 .755 105 269 374 10.7 55 0 62 119 42 15 728 20.8
Games played: 35
Minutes/game: 33.9
Points/game: 20.8
FG Pct: 54.1
3FG Pct: 0.0
FT Pct: 75.5
Rebounds/game: 10.7
Assists/game: 1.8
Turnovers/game: 3.4
Assist/turnover ratio: 0.5
Steals/game: 0.4
Blocks/game: 1.2