No. 2-seed Ohio State 67 (31-5), No. 7-seed Mississippi State 87 (21-12)
Second Round Game
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Peterson Events Center
Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • Ohio State ends its season with a 31-5 record — a program record for wins in a season.
  • This was the second-consecutive season Ohio State has met Mississippi State in the NCAA Second Round. Last year, the No. 3-seed Buckeyes defeated the No. 11-seed Lady Bulldogs, 64-58 in Columbus.
  • Ohio State opened the game by hitting its first seven 3-point attempts. The Buckeyes were 10-of-15 from beyond the arc for the game.
  • Jantel Lavender finishes the season with a school-record 769 points, good for fourth on the Big Ten all-time single-season list.
  • Jantel Lavender’s 372 rebounds are two shy of her Big Ten record 374 set last season.
  • With 6 assists, sophomore guard Samantha Prahalis moved into fourth in Ohio State’s career records with a total of 492. She moved ahead of Lisa Cline, who had 491 from 1986-89.
  • Samantha Prahalis, who entered the game tied for the Big Ten record for assists in the season, now owns the record outright with 289 assists. She surpassed Tina Nicholson of Penn State, who had 283 in 1995-96.
  • Brittany Johnson finished the season with a school record 48.1 percent 3-point field goal percentage (77-of-160).
  • Samantha Prahalis fouled out of the game for just the fourth time in her career.
  • The Buckeyes trailed 46-34 at the half. This was just their 3rd loss in 11 games this season when trailing at the half.
  • Five Buckeyes had double-digit points: Prahalis (14), Jantel Lavender (17), Sarah Schulze (12), Tayler Hill (11) and Brittany Johnson (11).
  • Jantel Lavender ran her double-figure scoring streak to 102 games — every game of her collegiate career.
  • It was announced Tuesday that Prahalis and Lavender are two of 12 finalists for The State Farm Wade Trophy, presented annually by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. The winner, as well as the All-America Teams, will be announced Saturday, April 3 as part of the NCAA Women’s Final Four in San Antonio.