The Big Ten announced Sunday the bracket for the 2014 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, held Thursday-Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Penn State and Michigan State collected the top two seeds after each earned shares of the Big Ten Championship. [ MORE: View the official 2014 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket (PDF) ] Penn State and Michigan State finished 13-3 in Big Ten play, but due to a head-to-head win over the Spartans on Jan. 19, the Lady Lions earned the No. 1 seed. Nebraska and Purdue also earned first-round byes, entering the tournament as the No.
There were four Big Ten women’s hoops games tonight, and the ranked teams took care of business. No. 25 Iowa kicked off the night with an impressive 65-61 victory over Ohio State. Minnesota followed with a 73-62 win over Indiana, Nebraska topped Illinois, 72-65, and Michigan State cruised to a 75-44 win over Northwestern. Catch up on all the scores, stats and select in-game highlights in this post. IOWA 65, OHIO STATE 61 | RECAP (AP) Theairra Taylor scored 21 points Thursday night and No. 25 Iowa pulled away in the second half to beat Ohio State 65-61. Melissa Dixon
Super Bowl Sunday featured a quartet of Big Ten women’s basketball games. Two of the games included ranked foes, as Michigan State upset No. 19 Purdue, 89-73, and No. 12 Penn State topped Northwestern, 79-75. In other action, Indiana cruised by Illinois 77-58, and Wisconsin got the best of Ohio State, 82-71. Catch up on all the action in this post. MICHIGAN STATE 89, PURDUE 73| RECAP (AP) Aerial Powers had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to lead Michigan State past No. 19 Purdue 89-73 on Sunday. The Spartans (15-7, 7-2 Big Ten) opened the second half on
There were four Big Ten women’s games tonight, highlighted by Penn State’s 75-72 victory over Purdue. In other Big Ten women’s action, Northwestern edged out a win over Indiana, Michigan State got the best of Wisconsin, and Ohio State cruised to a victory over Illinois. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game video highlights in this post. [ MORE: Enter our Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes! ] PENN STATE 75, PURDUE 72 | RECAP | BOX Maggie Lucas had 23 points and Ariel Edwards added 21 as No. 12 Penn State avenged its lone Big Ten
Before the Super Bowl this weekend, be sure to read about the great work Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing in his community. Not a Seahawks fan? LiveBIG also profiled Judi’s House, founded by then-Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese, to help kids cope with loss. Literacy programs at the University of Minnesota recently received recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama. The University of Michigan received two grants, totaling $4.35 million, from the William Davidson Foundation to support university programs impacting economic activity in southeast Michigan. Read more about these initiatives here. The men’s lacrosse program at The Ohio State
There were four Big Ten women’s hoops games tonight, highlighted by Purdue’s impressive win over Northwestern. In other action, Ohio State topped Michigan, Illinois upset Michigan State and Minnesota got the best of Wisconsin. Catch up on all the action in this post. OHIO STATE 61, MICHIGAN 50 | RECAP Ohio State picked up a much-needed victory on the road Thursday night and helped shake up the Big Ten standings with a 61-50 win over Michigan at Crisler Arena. Michigan entered the game in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten and now fall to 4-2 in
Big Ten women’s hoops is in full swing today as eight teams are in action. No. 13 Penn State kicked off today’s slate with a 71-52 home loss to No. 1 Connecticut. Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin also were in action. Catch up on all of today’s B1G women’s hoops action in this post. UCONN 71, Penn State 52 | RECAP (AP) Maggie Lucas scored 18 points and Tori Waldner had 11 for Penn State, but the Nittany Lions fell to No. 1 Connecticut 72-51 Sunday, snapping the Lady Lions 22 game home-court winning streak.
Here are all 12 press conferences held by the Big Ten women’s basketball coaches at Big Ten Basketball Media Day. Illinois’ Matt Bollant Iowa’s Lisa Bluder Indiana’s Curt Miller Michigan State’s Suzy Merchant Michigan’s Kim Barnes Arico Minnesota’s Pam Borton Northwestern’s Joe McKeown Nebraska’s Connie Yori Ohio State’s Kevin McGuff Penn State’s Coquese Washington Purdue’s Sharon Versyp Wisconsin’s Bobbie Kelsey
CHICAGO – BTN will air an exciting lineup of women’s basketball matchups for the 2013-14 season, including 43 conference, six non-conference and 10 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament games. With six Big Ten teams selected to the 2013 NCAA Championship, the Big Ten expects to enter this season with several ranked teams. The season will tip off at noon ET on Nov. 17, with defending Big Ten Champion Penn State hosting eight-time NCAA Champion Connecticut. Also included in the schedule are three games from the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge, beginning with Penn State hosting Notre Dame, a Final Four
Morgan Paige scored 18 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds remaining, and 11th-seeded Wisconsin beat Illinois 58-57 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. Illinois, which trailed 54-44 with 6 minutes left, took a 57-54 lead on Amber Moore’s 3-pointer with 42 seconds left. Tessa Cichy made two free throws to get Wisconsin within a point. Look back at this game via GameTracker. Wisconsin’s Morgan Paige talks about her game-winning free throw: Wisconsin coach Bobby Kelsey talk about the upset over Illinois: Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get video,