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Final

Syracuse 71

(2-1, 2-1 away)

(17) Ohio State 78

(3-0, 3-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 19, 2008

    1 2 T
    SYR 28 4371
    #17OSU 34 4478

    Top Performers

    Syracuse: E. Morrow 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    Ohio State: J. Lavender 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Lavender, Prahalis help Buckeyes hold off Orange

    Associated Press

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jantel Lavender had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Samantha Prahalis added 17 points and Brittany Johnson scored 15 to lead Ohio State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) to a 78-71 victory over Syracuse on Wednesday night.

    The Buckeyes (3-0) led 34-28 at the half and never relinquished the lead in the second half. Syracuse (2-1) narrowed a 16-point deficit to 61-54 on a layup by Erica Morrow with 6:56 left. But Johnson followed with a 3-pointer and Prahalis added a jumper, and the Orange never got closer than the final margin again.

    Morrow had 23 points, Chandrea Jones had 14, Juanita Ward had 11 off the bench and Vionca Murray added 10 for Syracuse.

    Lavender, last year's freshman and player of the year in the Big Ten, hit 9-of-10 shots from the field for the Buckeyes.

    Ohio State hit 56 percent of its shots from the field in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SYR
    OSU
    Points 71 78
    FG Made-Attempted 29-77 (.377) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 13-21 (.619)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 16

    Game Leaders

     
    SYR
    OSU
    PointsE. Morrow 23J. Lavender 22
    ReboundsN. Michael 15J. Lavender 10
    AssistsC. Jones 3B. Johnson 4
    StealsC. Jones 5S. Prahalis 3
    BlocksN. Michael 1J. Lavender 3

    2008-09 Season

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