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Prahalis' school-record 42 leads Ohio St. past Minn.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Samantha Prahalis scored a school-record 42 points in her final home game and No. 8 Ohio State routed Minnesota 81-56 on Thursday night.

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Prahalis, leading the Big Ten in both scoring (21.3 points per game) and assists (6.7), had 22 points by halftime as the Buckeyes (24-4, 11-4 Big Ten) built a 12-point lead.

The Buckeyes’ only senior hit 15 of 27 shots from the field including 7 of 12 3-pointers, and was 5 for 5 at the line. She also had six rebounds, four assists and three steals before leaving to a standing ovation with 2:27 left after breaking Katie Smith’s record by hitting two free throws.

Rachel Banham had 18 points to lead Minnesota (14-15, 6-9).

MINNESOTA (14-15)

Loberg 0-5 2-2 2, Banham 7-16 3-3 18, Kellogg 0-4 1-3 1, Buford 2-13 2-2 6, B. Mastey 2-5 2-2 6, Cotton 2-8 4-5 8, Riche 4-7 6-6 14, Noga 0-0 0-0 0, Voigt 0-0 1-2 1, Dvorak 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-59 21-25 56.

OHIO ST. (24-4)

Beach 0-4 0-0 0, Adams 0-3 0-1 0, Stokes 2-6 0-0 4, Hill 3-13 9-11 16, Prahalis 15-27 5-5 42, Honeycutt 0-0 0-0 0, Kynard 0-4 0-0 0, Dobranic 1-2 0-0 2, Moore 1-1 0-1 2, Ellerbe 1-2 2-3 4, Scullion 0-0 2-2 2, Ferguson 1-2 2-2 5, Harmon 2-3 0-2 4. Totals 26-67 20-27 81.

Halftime—Ohio St. 38-26. 3-Point Goals—Minnesota 1-6 (Banham 1-2, Buford 0-1, B. Mastey 0-1, Cotton 0-2), Ohio St. 9-23 (Prahalis 7-12, Ferguson 1-1, Hill 1-6, Stokes 0-1, Kynard 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Minnesota 45 (Riche 11), Ohio St. 46 (Adams 9). Assists—Minnesota 6 (Buford, B. Mastey 2), Ohio St. 14 (Prahalis 4). Total Fouls—Minnesota 23, Ohio St. 21. A—5,344.

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