Our guide to Big Ten women's hoops tourney

The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is on live from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Penn State and Michigan State will represent the top two seeds after sharing the Big Ten regular-season title. All of today’s games air live on BTN. Not near a TV? Use BTN2Go.

In completed action: No. 8 Ohio State topped No. 9 Northwestern 86-77, No. 5 Iowa won 81-62 over No. 12 Illinois, No. 7 Michigan cruised to an 82-57 win over No. 10 Indiana, and No. 6 Minnesota rallied to beat Wisconsin 74-68 in overtime.

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Fun fact: No. 4 Purdue is eying its second three-peat and 10th Big Ten tourney title in the event’s first 20 years. No other team has more than four titles (Ohio State).

Here is everything you need to know heading into this year’s event.

Also: Thursday’s scoreboardFriday’s scoreboard | Saturday’s scoreboard | Sunday’s scoreboard

Thursday (all times ET)
Game 1: No. 8 Ohio State 86, No. 9 Northwestern 77 (noon on BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 2: No. 5 Iowa 81, No. 12 Illinois 62 (about 25 minutes after Game 1 on BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 3: No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 10 Indiana (6:30 p.m. on BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 4: No. 6 Minnesota vs. No. 11 Wisconsin (about 25 minutes after Game 3, BTN/BTN2Go)

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Friday, March 7, 2014
Game 5: No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 1 Penn State (noon on BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 6: No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 4 Purdue (about 25 minutes after Game 5, BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. No. 2 Michigan State (6:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs. No. 3 Nebraska (about 25 minutes after Game 7, BTN/BTN2Go)

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner in semifinal No. 1 (3:30 p.m. on BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner in semifinal No. 2 (about 25 minutes after Game 9, BTN/BTN2Go)

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Game 11: Championship Game, 1 p.m. on ESPN

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