All-Big Ten performer becomes the fourth first-round pick in school history
March 5 - 12, 2013
Ohio State will now await NCAA Tournament fate
Tayler Hill scored 23 for Ohio State and became the fifth Buckeyes player to hit the 2,000-point mark.
Ohio State will take on No. 1 seed Penn State at 7 p.m. ET Friday on BTN
Ohio State vs. No. 8 Penn State
Ohio State 65, Florida 70 - AP Photos
Ohio State vs. Nebraska Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals March 3, 2012
Samantha Prahalis becomes Big Ten all-time assists leader in the win
AP Photos: No. 8 Ohio State at No. 23 Nebraska
2012-13 - SENIOR
First Team All-Big Ten and All-Defensive Team selection for the third year in a row ... WBCA Honorable Mention All-America ... Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 finalist... led the Big Ten with 22.3 points per game in Big Ten play and was 11th in the NCAA in scoring with 21.1 points in all games ... has 2,015 career points, good for fourth on OSU's all-time list ... on the OSU all-time lists, Hill ranks second in FTs made (581), second in FTs attempted (747), sixth in 3FGs made (194) and eighth in steals (240) ... became just the second Buckeye to record at least 2,000 points, 300 assists and 200 steals in a career... scored in double-figures in 64 consecutive games ... has played 40+ minutes in 16 of 17 Big Ten games, including the Big Ten tournament ... has 20 20-point games this season, including a career-high 34 points and five steals in the overtime loss at Iowa ... made a school-record 14-of-14 from the FT line vs. Minnesota Feb. 21 ... had 25 points in the Big Ten tournament win over Minnesota ... scored 23 in the loss to No. 8 Penn State at the Big Ten tournament, hitting five 3FGs ... had 26 points and 6 steals in the win at Northwestern ... scored 18 of her 21 points in the second half in the win at Illinois ... scored 24 points and had three assists in the win at Indiana ... scored 30 in the loss to Illinois ... 28 and hit five 3FGs vs. No. 8 Penn State ... scored 25 points in the win at Gonzaga, also added nine rebounds, three assists and went 12 of 12 from the FT line ... scored 24 points in the loss at No. 22 UNC and at Minnesota ... 20 points in the win over Evansville ... scored 23 points (17 in the second half) in the win over SFU ... scored 21 points and dished out five assists in the win over Cincinnati ... 20 points, four assists and seven boards in the win over VCU ... scored 18 points in the season opener vs. No. 7 Notre Dame at the Carrier Classic, scoring 15 of those in the second half ... also recorded a career-high seven steals.
2011-12 - JUNIOR
WBCA All-America Honorable Mention ... First Team All-Big Ten selection and All-Defensive Team performer ... led the Big Ten in scoring in all games with 20.4 ppg and was 13th nationally ... Wade finalist ... Big Ten player of the week Dec. 4, the first of her career, and again Dec. 26 ... led the Big Ten with 2.5 3FGs in Big Ten games ... ranked 12th nationally with a 41.3 percent clip from beyond the arc (82-of-196) ... ranked third in the Big Ten in steals (2.5) and led the team with 81 overall ... scored in double-figures in all 32 games ... had 19 20-point games, including one 30-point effort ... scored a team-high 23 in the NCAA tournament loss to Florida to go along with four assists and four steals ... 27 points and hit 7 of 8 from 3-point range in the win over Indiana Feb. 16 ... scored 28 points, including 5 3FGs in the win over Iowa Jan. 2 ... career-highs of 31 points, 11 FGs, six steals with four 3FGs in the overtime win over Florida State ... 26 points and 3 steals in the win over Illinois Jan. 22 and again at Minnesota Jan. 29 ... 24 points in the win over NW ... scored 23 points - 19 in the second half - in the win over No. 20 LSU Nov. 27 ... was 12 of 12 from the FT line in that game, tied for the fourth-best on Ohio State's all-time list ... scored 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting with four 3FGs in the win at Michigan State Jan. 15 ... tallied 24 points, including 9-of-10 from the free-throw line vs. Temple Nov. 18 ... 21 points, hitting four 3FGs in the win at Wisconsin ... scored her 1,000th career point in the win over Washington State Dec. 22.
2010-11 - SOPHOMORE
Enjoyed a breakout season on both ends of the floor ... Big Ten All-Defensive Team and Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... Big Ten all-tournament team ... averaged 12.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals on the season ... 27 double-figure scoring games ... attempted a team-high 201 free throws, shooting 77.6 percent from the stripe overall ... started 33 of 34 games at the two-guard ... back-up point guard ... had 12 points, 4 assists and 2 steals in the Dayton Regional loss to No. 1 seed Tennessee ... 11 points and 5 assists in the NCAA second round win over Georgia Tech ... tied a career high with 19 points and 7 assists in road win at Minnesota and again at home vs. No. 23 Penn State ... 17 points and five rebounds in the Big Ten tournament championship game vs. Penn State ... 17 points and five steals in the win vs. Purdue ... recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Illinois Jan. 20 ... started the first three games of the season at point guard, playing all 120 minutes ... scored 18 points and had four assists at Penn State ... scored 17 points in the win over No. 9 Michigan State ... converted the go-ahead basket with under a minute to play in the road win at LSU ... scored 16 points in the win at Temple to go along with six boards, four assists and four steals ... scored 16 again in the win over ETSU and a third time in the win over No. 11 Oklahoma ... 15 points, six boards, six assists and three steals at Michigan Dec. 30 ... 14 points in the loss to No. 1 UConn ... 13 points and three steals vs. EMU and 13 vs. USCU ... 13 points, 6 boards and 5 assists at No. 21 Iowa and had 13 points and six assists in the home win vs. the Hawkeyes Jan. 24.
2009-10 - FRESHMAN
Started all 36 games in her freshman season ... averaged 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals ... shot .423 percent from the field and .708 from the FT line ... ranked third on the team with 92 made free throws ... scored in double-figures in 15 games and had six games with nine points ... scored a season-high 19 points to go along with six boards and six assists vs. Bowling Green ... scored 14 points in each of the two wins over Wisconsin and Iowa in the Big Ten tournament, also had six rebounds in each of those games ... scored 14 points in the win over Purdue, her highest scoring game in conference play ... had nine points on three 3-pointers in the win at Penn State ... had 13 points in the win at Minnesota ... named the first-ever Big Ten freshman of the week, averaging 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists without a turnover, connecting on 57.9 percent of her shots from the field in her first two collegiate games ... nine points and nine boards in her collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois ... 14 points and three steals vs. WVU ... 13 points and hit 3 3FG's at Duke ... 11 points on 3 3FG's against Wisconsin ... scored 12 on 5-of-7 shooting in win over Wright State ... 11 points and five assists in the NCAA tournament loss to Mississippi State.
MINNEAPOLIS SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
One of the most heralded female athletes in Minnesota high school history ... ended her career as Minnesota's all-time leading scorer (boy or girl) with 3,888 points ... ranked as the No. 12 prospect on ESPNU/Hoopgurlz Top 100 recruits for 2009 and the top player in the state ... 2009 McDonald's All-American ... averaged 31.4 points (1,006 points), 7.6 rebounds, 5.7 steals and 2.3 assists her senior year for Minneapolis South in leading the Tigers to a 31-2 record and a Class 5A state title ... scored a tournament record-tying 47 points in the 68-61 victory over Centennial ... also set a tournament record by making 20 of 23 free throws ... 2008 and 2009 Gatorade and Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year ... two year captain ... played in four state tournaments ... started for the varsity as an eighth-grader ... only player to be a five-time Star Tribune All-Metro first team selection ... 2008 USA Basketball U18 Trials ... 2008 Nike Regional Skills Academy ...2007 USA Youth Developmental Festival ... first eighth grader to ever lead state in scoring (22.5 ppg)... first eighth grader in state history to be named first-team all-state, all-metro first team ... Club Team: Minnesota N.C. Heat ... chose Ohio State over Minnesota, Duke, Marquette and Texas as her finalists ... brother, P.J., was a guard on the Ohio State men's basketball team from 2008-10 ... also played soccer.
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