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Prahalis leads No. 10 Ohio State past Northwestern

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Samantha Prahalis had 14 assists on a variety of behind-the-back and over-the-head passes, and Jantel Lavender scored 26 points and had 12 rebounds to push No. 10 Ohio State past Northwestern 78-47 on Thursday night.

The Buckeyes (27-4, 14-4) cut down the nets after the game, even though they had clinched an unprecedented sixth straight Big Ten title two weeks earlier.

Prahalis also had 14 points as the Buckeyes closed out the regular season. They will be the top seed in next week's Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.

Amy Jaeschke had 22 points for Northwestern (16-12, 7-10), which never led but did narrow an early 20-4 deficit to three points before the Buckeyes pulled away in the second half.