The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off Wednesday night at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. [ MORE: View Big Ten standings | Check out latest polls ] Twelve of the 13 games air on BTN Plus or BTN/BTN2Go. BTN Plus, our subscription platform, will handle Wednesday night’s two openers, while BTN/BTN2Go will air all of Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s games. ESPN will carry Sunday’s championship game at 7 p.m. ET. The action starts at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN Plus, with No. 13 Penn State facing No. 12 Indiana. Here are the links to
In this week’s “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, we take a look at a few recent thrillers, the race to the end of the regular season this weekend, and more as the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is only one week away. Here’s what White talked to us about this week: 1. Some big thrillers This time of the year teams are making that push for seeding and postseason bids, and we saw some ultra-competitive, down-to-the wire finishes. Michigan at Minnesota was an exciting game of runs that took two overtimes to decide. The
Prediction: Women’s basketball fans will be talking about Amanda Zahui B.’s historic week for quite some time. [ MORE: View our Big Ten women’s basketball scoreboard ] The Minnesota star followed up her unforgettable 39-point, 29-rebound effort Tuesday vs. Iowa with an equally eye-popping 27-point, 27-rebound line in Saturday afternoon’s double overtime win vs. Michigan. In all, Zahui B. scored 66 points and grabbed 55 rebounds. In two games! Use the links below to catch up on all of Saturday’s action. NEBRASKA 64, INDIANA 61: BOX | AP RECAP Emily Cady had 22 points and 12 rebounds and freshman Natalie
The Big Ten has released a breakdown of conference opponents for the 2016 women’s basketball season. All 14 Big Ten teams will play a 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams just one time. Here is a look at the conference opponents for every Big Ten team. Illinois Home: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue Home/Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin Indiana Home: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers Away: Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Iowa Home: Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers
In our latest “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, our analyst looks at that amazing night from Minnesota’s Amanda Zaui B., Northwestern’s winning streak, another milestone for Michigan State’s Aerial Powers, and the best games in the coming days. Here’s what White has for us this week: 1. WOWIE ZAUI! Last nights incredible performance for Amanda Zaui B. was one for the ages. Zaui has been consistent all season long and certainly under-publicized from a national media standpoint, but 39 points and 29 rebounds makes a statement. There was nothing Iowa could do to stop
Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. had a night that she will never forget. Zahui B. scored a career-high 39 points and grabbed a Big Ten-record 29 rebounds as Minnesota defeated No. 13 Iowa 93-80 on Tuesday night. Her rebounding record broke the former conference single-game mark of 26, which was set by Jerica Watson of Iowa in 2001. Zahui B. also became the 22nd Gopher in program history to join the 1,000-point club. Here’s the box score. Minnesota’s star center shot 16-of-31 from the floor and played all but one minute in the game. She also added four blocks, two
Sunday featured a handful of Big Ten women’s basketball games, including No. 8 Maryland downing Illinois, 74-54, for its eighth consecutive victory. In other ranked action, No. 22 Iowa nipped Michigan State, 52-50, No. 23 Minnesota held off Indiana, 65-61 and No. 24 Rutgers downed Wisconsin, 73-63. Ohio State also carded a victory, taking down Penn State 69-60. Catch up on all of Sunday’s Big Ten women’s basketball action below. MARYLAND 74, ILLINOIS 54: BOX | AP RECAP Maryland overcame a slow start and a second-half lull to beat Illinois 74-54 Sunday and extend its winning streak to nine games.
BTN recently had a chance to interview 11 of the Big Ten women's basketball coaches. Get to know them better with the videos inside.
BTN2Go aired all 14 women’s basketball coaches’ press conferences live from Chicago’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day. We’ve clipped the second set of seven press conferences and posted them here. ***
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