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Lavender, Prahalis give Buckeyes potent one-two punch

Originally Published: December 10, 2008
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

To get this picture right, imagine a slightly shy version of Jo Polniaczek, Nancy McKeon's New York tough-gal character from "Facts of Life." (That is, the initial pony-tailed, motorcycle-riding, Blair-bashing Jo. Not the later, big-haired, lost-her-edge, headed-to-Lifetime Network Jo.)

Jo is fictional and from the Bronx, while Samantha "Sammy" Prahalis is real and from Long Island … but you can pretty much envision the rookie point guard and hear her accent now, right?

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