No. 2-seed Ohio State 93 (31-4), No. 15-seed St. Francis (Pa.) 59 (17-15)
First Round Game
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Peterson Events Center
Pittsburgh, Pa.


Up next: Ohio State will play the winner of the Middle Tennessee/Mississippi State game at 7 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN2.

  • The victory is Ohio State’s 31st of the season, setting a program record.
  • This was the first ever meeting between Ohio State and St. Francis.
  • The 93 points were the most the Buckeyes have scored in the NCAA tournament game under the direction of Jim Foster.
  • Foster improved to 32-23 all-time in the NCAA tournament.
  • Ohio State improved to 25-0 when scoring 70 or more points.
  • The Buckeyes opened the game with an 11-0 run and added another 10-0 run in the half. They held the Red Flash scoreless for a span of 4:20 (from 13:49 to 9:29) while pulling away to a 32-9 lead.
  • Ohio State led 55-28 at the half, tying its mark for most first-half points this season (also had 55 vs. Bowling Green, Nov. 15).
  • Four Buckeyes had double-digit points: Jantel Lavender (23), Brittany Johnson (18), Shavelle Little (14), Samantha Prahalis (14). It was a team effort in scoring with 9 players recording a point.
  • The Buckeyes are 9-1 in their last 10 postseason games (the win Sunday, last two Big Ten tournaments and 2-1 last season in the NCAA).
  • Junior center Jantel Lavender recorded her 20th double-double of the season and 57th of her career with 23 points (10-of-18 FG) and 16 rebounds. The Buckeyes are 47-10 all-time when Lavender has a double-double.
  • Lavender’s 16 rebounds were the second-most by a Buckeye in an NCAA tournament game. She was two shy of the record set by Jessica Davenport in 2006.
  • Also with a double-double was sophomore guard Samantha Prahalis with 14 points and 13 assists, setting the Ohio State record for assists in an NCAA tournament game.
  • With her 13 assists, Prahalis tied the Big Ten record for assists in a season with 283 (ties Tina Nicholson, Penn State 1995-96).
  • Prahalis was one assist shy of tying her career record. She has 10 games with 10 or more assists this season.
  • Senior guard Shavelle Little had a career high 14 points. She broke her previous mark of 11 with 12 points in the first half alone making all 5 FG and 2 FT. Little also had a team-high 5 steals.
  • Junior guard Brittany Johnson led the Buckeyes from beyond the arc, hitting 4-of-8 treys. Overall, Ohio State was 6-of-17 in 3-pointers.
  • Seniors Andrea Walker, Maria Moeller, Cherise Daniel and Little became the winningest class in Ohio State history with 110 victories.