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Columbus native picks up her first weekly honor since the 2006-07 season

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State senior forward Star Allen earned Big Ten player of the week honors Tuesday in recognition of her performance last week in road wins at Minnesota and Indiana. The honor is the second of her career and the first since 2007.

Allen averaged 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and shot 62.5 percent from the field in the two victories.

Against the Golden Gophers on Thursday, the senior tallied 14 points while shooting 67 percent (6-of-9) from the floor. She also grabbed nine rebounds and added two assists, a blocked shot and a steal in 34 minutes of play. Then at Indiana Sunday, Allen matched her career high with 22 points, including 14 in the second half. She also grabbed seven boards and recorded two assists, two steals and a block. The pair of wins helped the Buckeyes grab sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings with a 13-3 conference record.

Ohio State can clinch at least a share of a record-tying fifth-straight Big Ten regular-season championship with a win over the Badgers Thursday at Value City Arena. They can win the title outright with a win Thursday and with a win Sunday at home against Penn State in the regular-season finale.