Purdue, Penn State, Ohio State, Nebraska move on

The second day of the 2012 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament features four more games, all live on BTN/BTN2Go. So far, Ohio State beat Michigan, 57-49, then Nebraska upset Iowa, 80-68. Also tonight, Penn State held off Minnesota, 78-74 and Purdue dropped Michigan State, 73-64. Get caught up on the action on the interactive bracket and find stats, video and recaps in this post.

Also, on BTN TV we’ll be displaying the best tweets using the hashtag #B1Gtourney. We also set up a tweet tracker on our Facebook page you can check all tournament long.

Use this interactive bracket for the entire tournament.

No. 2 Ohio State 57, No. 7 Michigan 48: BOX | AP RECAP

Tayler Hill hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points as No. 14 Ohio State held off a late charge to beat Michigan 57-48 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women’s tournament Friday. Kalpana Beach scored 12 points for the second-seeded Buckeyes (25-5), who shot only 38 percent. Big Ten Player of the Year Samantha Prahalis scored 11 points but went 4 of 15 and turned it over seven times. However, her five assists made her the conference’s all-time leader.

No. 6 Nebraska 80, No. 3 Iowa 68: BOX | AP RECAP

Lindsey Moore scored 26 points and two teammates had double-doubles as No. 24 Nebraska defeated Iowa 80-68 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women’s tournament. Moore hit 10 of 15 shots, including four 3-pointers, and had six assists and five steals for the sixth-seeded Cornhuskers. They’ll face No. 14 Ohio State (25-5) in the semifinals Saturday.

No 1 Penn State 78, No. 8 Minnesota 74: BOX | AP RECAP

Maggie Lucas scored 24 points, leading No. 9 Penn State past Minnesota 78-74 in Friday’s Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. The top-seeded Nittany Lions (24-5) trailed by as much as 13 in the first half and will face either fourth-seeded Purdue or fifth-seeded Michigan State in Saturday’s semifinals.

No. 4 Purdue 73, No. 5 Michigan State 64: BOX | AP RECAP

Brittany Rayburn scored 29 points to lead No. 21 Purdue to a 73-64 victory over Michigan State Friday night in the Big Ten women’s tournament quarterfinals. Rayburn was 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Courtney Moses added 14 points and Chantel Poston scored 10 for the fourth-seeded Boilermakers (22-8), who will play No. 9 Penn State, the top seed, in Saturday’s second semifinal.

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4dorr on 3/2/2012 @ 8:23am EST Said:

Take it to tSUN Sammie! Don’t let them beat you 3 times in one season.

4dorr on 3/2/2012 @ 8:37am EST Said:

Go Bucks, beat tSUN.

4dorr on 3/2/2012 @ 11:50am EST Said:

I can’t get the Ohio State game to show up!!!!

    BTN.com staff on 3/2/2012 @ 12:07pm EST Said:

    Show up where? It’s on BTN TV and BTN2GO, if you have that service. Here’s the ChannelFinder if you need to find BTN on your TV: http://btn.com/about/btn-channelfinder/

4dorr on 3/2/2012 @ 12:11pm EST Said:

Thanks mod, ID10T error on my part. I was using the wrong username, I called my wife to get the proper TW logon info.
Great game so far!

    BTN.com staff on 3/2/2012 @ 12:15pm EST Said:

    No sweat. Enjoy.

Max on 3/2/2012 @ 12:26pm EST Said:

PSU v Minny tonight at 6, should be good, Go Lady Lions!
And thanks from me too mod. I’m now watching the OSU game as well.

4dorr on 3/2/2012 @ 1:30pm EST Said:

Great game Lady Bucks! Love that new all time assists leader, congrats Sammie P!

Max on 3/2/2012 @ 1:45pm EST Said:

Nice win OSU, I see an OSU v PSU final shaping up.

Don Denton on 3/2/2012 @ 1:47pm EST Said:

Three comments: with less than a minute to go, we lost the signal and missed the end of the game. At half-time, the gal interviewing coach Foster asked about an OSU player in “foul trouble” (she had 2 fouls). Foster gave an accurate response: “she’s not in foul trouble” and you know what? She wasn’t. Also, the guy calling the game said that “Mich. touched it last”. No, Mich. got the ball. Let’s have more accurate reporting.

    BTN.com staff on 3/2/2012 @ 2:21pm EST Said:

    Thanks for the comment Don. We temporarily lost he satellite signal because of storms/severe weather here in Indy. Hailstorm earlier today, now under tornado watch. Appreciate your understanding.

Max on 3/2/2012 @ 3:00pm EST Said:

Easy there Don, It’s not too hard to watch the game and enjoy. Don’t let the broadcasters ruin your day. :)

Max on 3/2/2012 @ 8:20pm EST Said:

Exciting game! Minny played great, but you knew they would. It’s the B1G tourney!
Keep going Lady Lions!

mike on 3/3/2012 @ 10:04pm EST Said:

It would be helpful if the play-by-play announcers would state who received the foul when called and also how many they have. Also, the number of team fouls that each team has. It that is not possible, then show it at the bottom of the screen. I only saw that done once today while watching the games.