BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State
So., G, 5-7, Commack, N.Y./Commack
Prahalis led Ohio State to a pair of wins last week, keeping the Buckeyes atop the Big Ten standings with a three-game lead. The sophomore averaged 24 points, 9.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals as Ohio State recorded an 86-82 home win over Iowa on Thursday before notching an 86-73 win on the road against Penn State on Sunday. Prahalis also combined to go a perfect 15-for-15 from the free-throw line and shot 70 percent from behind the arc. She recorded her seventh double-double of the season on Sunday with 26 points and 12 assists, helping her squad battle back from a 15-point deficit. Prahalis connected on a career-high 5-of-6 from long range in the game, helping the Buckeyes record a conference-record 17 threes in the contest. The weekly honor is her fourth of the season and of her career.
Last OSU POW: Samantha Prahalis (Jan. 18, 2010)