Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis has more energy on a bad day than most other point guards have in a very good week, but she's only human; her team (like most of Jim Foster's squads) relies on its stars, and sometimes seems to have no plan B.

Prahalis had a rather uneven Sunday, and her Buckeyes lost at home in OT to Michigan State. Sam scored 17 but shot badly from the line; she also played every minute, as did Buckeye center Jantel Lavender. "I couldn't close it out," Prahalis said.

State, by contrast, gave all nine players at least fifteen minutes on court: it would have been hard to call anybody the star. "We are stacked with unselfish players," said MSU center DeHaan, who looked unselfish herself; she blocked shots, as always, but State's big first-half run came with DeHaan on the bench.

The upset keeps State in second place in the Big Ten; it also snaps OSU's home win streak, which had dated back two years.

UPDATE: Clay turns in slightly confusing comments on Prahalis as a potential pro.