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Excitement builds for Buckeyes

Samantha Prahalis rested up and snuck some candy while waiting for the start of her last NCAA tournament. AP Photo/Skip Peterson

Friday, my teammates and I boarded the bus for the most exciting part of our year! We arrived in Perrysburg, Ohio, right next to Toledo on Friday afternoon. We took a bus there because it's only about two hours from Columbus. I feel very lucky to be playing so close to home so our fans can come support us, as they have since I started here.

After dinner Friday night, some of my teammates went to the movies. I decided not to go but instead stayed back and watched some men's basketball. There were a lot of upsets throughout the day, so I was glued to the TV!

I went to the grocery store to get some snacks and drinks with my best friend Kate, who also is a manager for our team. I'm obsessed with candy (sour especially) and always try to throw some in the cart when she's not looking.

Saturday, we all had breakfast and headed off to practice. My teammates and I are so excited to start playing tomorrow. Basketball will always be my life, but it's sad to think I’m preparing for my last postseason tournament.

After practice we have the day free. I'm going to rest up, have a massage and make sure I'm drinking a lot of Gatorade and water because I cramp up easily. Later, we will all be heading to a good dinner at a steakhouse.

I can't wait for Sunday to begin this journey. I am so thankful I have the opportunity to be in this position, and I can't wait to see Buckeye Nation tomorrow!!