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Penn State Women Picked To Win Big Ten Hoops
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Penn State was selected as the favorite and the Lady Lions' Alex Bentley and Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis shared preseason Player of the Year honors in votes by the coaches and media.

Penn State has four starters back from a team that won 25 games, including Bentley, a first-team, all-conference pick last year.

Bentley got the Player of the Year nod from the media and shared it with fellow guard Prahalis in the coaches' vote.

Purdue was picked to finish second by the coaches and media. Iowa was picked third in the coaches poll and Michigan State third in the media vote. Illinois' Karisma Penn, Iowa's Jaime Printy and Michigan State's Lykendra Johnson made the coaches and media preseason teams along with Bentley and Prahalis.

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