No. 7 Ohio St. 64, Minnesota 59
Samantha Prahalis scored 19 points, Jantel Lavender added 14 and
Tayler Hill chipped in 13 as Ohio State captured the outright Big
Ten title with a 64-59 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
The Buckeyes (25-3, 13-2 Big Ten) clinched a share of the
conference crown with their victory over Purdue on Thursday,
becoming the only Big Ten men’s or women’s basketball program to
win six consecutive conference titles. Sunday’s win guaranteed Ohio
State’s fourth outright Big Ten crown during that stretch and a No.
1 seed in the conference tournament beginning March 4 in
The Buckeyes took their first lead on Sarah Schulze’s 3-pointer
with 13:50 to play during the decisive 18-6 Ohio State run that ate
up 10 minutes of the second half.
Sophomore Jackie Voigt was Minnesota’s only scorer in double
figures with 15 points. The Gophers (12-13, 5-9) lost for the
seventh time in their last eight games.