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Prahalis helps Ohio State outlast Purdue

Feb 13, 2012 - 2:17 AM Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Samantha Prahalis scored 26 points, including a clutch three-pointer in the final minute to help No. 10 Ohio State fend off No. 16 Purdue, 80-71, in a Big 10 clash.

Amber Stokes and Ashley Adams chipped in 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Buckeyes (22-3, 9-3 Big Ten), who lost to Illinois on a last-second shot on Thursday.

Sunday was another close finish, but Prahalis' three-pointer with 41 seconds remaining pushed Ohio State's lead to 76-71. Prahalis then forced a turnover and the Buckeyes, who connected on 20-of-27 at the foul line, made four free throws in the final 24 seconds to seal the win.

Purdue (19-6, 9-3) was led by Brittany Rayburn's 22 points and Sam Ostarello's double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Boilermakers committed 18 turnovers in their third loss in four games.