COLUMBUS, Ohio — Samantha Prahalis overcame a slow start to spark a second-half run, and No. 11 Ohio State surged to a 79-57 victory against Washington State on Thursday night.
|Other Top-25 scores|
|No. 4 Ohio State 90 CSU Bakersfield 48|
|No. 13 Georgia 81 Appalachian State 37|
|No. 20 Purdue 73 IPFW 36|
|No. 21 DePaul 93 Southern Illinois 67|
|No. 25 Vanderbilt 64 Florida State 59|
Prahalis had two points in the first half as the Buckeyes (13-0) clung to a 40-35 halftime lead. She came out of the locker room on fire with six points in the opening four minutes. A second 3-pointer with 11:38 left sparked a 17-1 run that gave the Buckeyes a 70-45 lead.
Tayler Hill had 15 of her 21 points in the first half for the Buckeyes, while Prahalis finished with 20 points and 10 assists.
Carly Noyes scored 15 for the Cougars and Jazmine Perkins added 10.
The turning point came in the last 30 seconds of the first half when Ohio State’s Amber Stokes had four points, and Maleeka Kynard made two free throws to turn a 35-34 deficit into a five-point advantage.