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
Lisa Bluder became Iowa’s all-time wins leader in the Hawkeyes’ 90-84 victory over Northwestern on Monday night. Bluder, who is in her 14th season in Iowa City, entered the night tied with C. Vivian Stringer and former men’s basketball coach Dr. Tom Davis for the most wins (269) in school annals. Congrats, Coach! Watch Iowa’s postgame ceremony for Bluder: [ MORE: Video: Watch highlights from Iowa’s win over Northwestern ] Check out these pictures: RT to congratulate @LisaBluder! #Hawkeyes #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/Qv2Hct0nCi — Iowa Women's BBall (@IowaWBB) February 11, 2014 Congrats to Head Coach Lisa Bluder on her 270th win passing
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There were four Big Ten women’s basketball games on the docket today. Indiana kicked off the action with an 83-78 victory over Minnesota, while Iowa followed with an 81-74 win over Ohio State. Currently playing: No. 16 Penn State vs. Michigan State; No. 18 Nebraska vs. No. 22 Purdue. Catch up on all the scores, stats, recaps and select video highlights in this post. IOWA 81, OHIO STATE 74 | RECAP Freshman Ally Disterhoft turned her first collegiate start into her first double-double Sunday as the University of Iowa snapped an 11-game losing streak at Ohio State, 81-74, in Value
There were three Big Ten women’s basketball games on Thursday night. Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 66-42 win over Ohio State. Michigan State followed with a 88-72 thumping of Iowa, and Nebraska edged out Minnesota, 88-85 in overtime Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. PENN STATE 66, OHIO STATE 42 | RECAP | BOX (AP) Maggie Lucas scored 18 points to lead Penn State in a 66-42 Big-Ten victory over Ohio State on Thursday night. Lucas finished with five rebounds and five assists. Ariel Edwards was the only other
There were a pair of Big Ten women’s basketball games on Sunday afternoon. No. 15 Penn State kicked off the action by dropping No. 22 Iowa, 87-71, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Siera Thompson scored 18 points as Michigan cruised to an impressive 64-49 win over Ohio State in the second game of the day. Catch up on all the action in this post. PENN STATE 87, IOWA 71 | RECAP (AP) Maggie Lucas hit five 3-pointers on her way to 27 points to lead No. 15 Penn State to an 87-71 victory over No. 22 Iowa on Sunday. Penn State (10-3,
There were five Big Ten women’s basketball games Sunday. Nebraska kicked off the action with an impressive 87-64 win over Southern University. Minnesota topped Navy, Iowa got the best of UNI, and Ohio State fell to Bowling Green. Catch up on all the day’s scores and stats in this post. MINNESOTA 62, NAVY 55 | RECAP | BOX Three Gophers scored in double figures as the University of Minnesota (4-1) women’s basketball team Navy (4-2) defeated visiting Navy, 62-55, Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena on Military Appreciation Day. Rachel Banham was the Gophers’ top scorer with 18 points and seven
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