Every Big Ten women’s basketball team was in action Sunday, the final day of the regular season. But it wasn’t until the sixth and final game of the day that a champion was crowned, as No. 7 Penn State dropped No. 20 Nebraska to win its second consecutive outright Big Ten championship. Get caught up on all the action with stats, recaps and video highlights/interviews in this post.
Ohio State 66, Michigan 55: BOX | RECAP
Ohio State was bound and determined to send its seniors out in style Sunday and they made sure to do just that with a 66-55 win over Michigan Sunday at Value City Arena — its third straight win over an NCAA Tournament-caliber team. The win moves Ohio State to 7-9 in the Big Ten and 17-12 overall, good enough to get the attention of the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
Minnesota 59, Indiana 53: BOX | RECAP
Junior Micaëlla Riché posted her fifth-career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the University of Minnesota (18-12, 7-9 B1G) women’s basketball team to a 59-53 victory at Indiana (11-18, 2-14 B1G) Sunday afternoon from Assembly Hall.
Michigan State 54, Wisconsin 48: BOX | RECAP
Iowa 62, Northwestern 45: BOX | RECAP
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team disposed of Northwestern 62-45 on Sunday in Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Hawkeyes (19-11 overall, 8-8 Big Ten) are the No. 7 seed and open the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, March 7, against Northwestern (13-16, 5-11), the No. 10 seed.
No. 25 Purdue 76, Illinois 65: BOX | AP RECAP
Courtney Moses scored 21 points, leading four Purdue players in double figures, and the 25th-ranked Boilermakers defeated Illinois 76-65 on Sunday. Drey Mingo scored 18 and Sam Ostarello and KK Houser had 12 points apiece. Ostarello had nine rebounds while Houser contributed seven rebounds and eight assists for Purdue (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten)
No. 7 Penn State 82, No. 20 Nebraska 67: BOX | AP RECAP
Penn State wanted the Big Ten championship all to itself, and the Lady Lions played like it. Maggie Lucas scored 34 points to lead the seventh-ranked Lady Lions to an 82-67 victory over No. 20 Nebraska on Sunday, clinching their second straight outright conference championship and ending the Cornhuskers’ 10-game win streak.