2010 BIG TEN WOMEN’S
Sunday, March 7, 2010
#1 Ohio State 66 (30-4; 15-3 Big Ten),
#3 Iowa 64 (19-13; 10-8 Big Ten),
No. 1 Ohio State wins the 2010 Big Ten Tournament
- The Buckeyes win their third Big Ten Tournament title and second in a row. All three of Ohio State’s championship game victories have been by three points or less (63-60 vs. Purdue in 2006;67-66 vs. Purdue in 2009;66-64 vs. Iowa in 2010).
- The Buckeyes join Purdue and Penn State as the only schools to win back-to-back tournament titles.
- Junior center Jantel Lavender led Ohio State with 35 points. Lavender broke the Big Ten Tournament record for points scored in a championship game. The previous record was 31, set by former Purdue player Stephanie White-McCarty during the 1999 tournament. Lavender tied the tournament single-game scoring record, which she shares with former Badger Barb Franke, who scored 35 points against Michigan State during the 1995 tournament.
- Lavender, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament, scored her 2,000th career point with a free throw at the 3:51 mark of the second half. She is the 15th Big Ten player to reach the milestone and the third this season (Illinois’ Jenna Smith and Penn State’s Tyra Grant also surpassed the mark). Lavender has 2,004 career points.
- Lavender made the game-winning free throw with 1.9 seconds for Ohio State. Last year Lavender also made what proved to be the game-winning free throw to beat Purdue in the title game.
- Sophomore guard Samantha Prahalis recorded seven assists in the contest. Prahalis now has 38 total assists in Big Ten Tournament games, which ranks ninth on the all time list.
- The Buckeyes finished the tournament shooting 57-of-63 from the free throw line. Their .904 percentage is third all-time.• The Buckeyes tied a school record with their 30th win of the season. They also won 30 games during the 2004-05 season.
- The Hawkeyes drop to 2-1 in tournament championship games.
- Iowa led, 41-33, at halftime, and led by as many as 16 points at the 18:25 mark of the second half.
- Iowa had three players score in double-figures (Kamille Wahlin-20, Kelly Krei-18, and Kachine Alexander-13).
- Iowa forced 18 Ohio State turnovers and converted 20 points off turnovers.
- Sophomore guard Kamille Wahlin scored in double-figures in points in her 13th consecutive game.
- Sophomore forward Kelly Krei connected on 4-of-8 from beyond the three-point arc.
- Iowa lost for only the third time in its last 13 games.
- Freshman Jaime Printy shattered the freshman scoring record at Iowa. Printy had nine points in the championship game and has 477 for the season. The previous record was 416, set by former Hawkeye Lisa Becker during the 1983-84 season.
- Printy also set the Hawkeye single-season freshman assists record with two assists in the game. She has 95 this season to break the previous record of 94 set by Cara Consuegra.
- Junior guard Kachine Alexander set the single-season junior rebound record with seven rebounds in the game. Alexander has 267 this season, which breaks the previous record of 263 set by Shanda Berry.
- The Hawkeyes also set a Big Ten Tournament record for three-pointers attempted with 70. The previous record was held by Purdue, who attempted 60 during the 1996 tournament.
Iowa converted 46-of-50 free throws (.920 percentage), which ranks second all-time, only behind Penn State, who made 29-of-31 free throws (.935) during the 2003 tournament.