Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the third one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Nebraska’s senior guard Tear’a Laudermill about a few things ranging from her becoming a member of the 1,000-point club, to her pet snake and life on the Huskers basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, too. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree: Court Convo #2:
No. 12 Nebraska topped No. 9 Duke, 60-54, Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Read more about the big win inside.
BTN2Go aired all 14 women’s basketball coaches’ press conferences live from Chicago’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day. We’ve clipped the first seven and posted them here. See the other seven coaches speak in this post. ***
BTN announces most extensive women’s basketball coverage in network history.
The Big Ten Conference announced dates and matchups for the Big Ten women’s basketball 2014-2015 season. Scroll through the list below to see all of the conference games listed, or click on a school name to go to the school page where each team’s conference schedule is posted. DATE VISITOR HOME December 28, 2014 Purdue at Illinois December 28, 2014 Northwestern at Michigan State December 28, 2014 Penn State at Iowa December 28, 2014 Rutgers at Indiana December 28, 2014 Michigan at Wisconsin December 29, 2014 Nebraska at Minnesota December 29, 2014 Ohio State at Maryland December 31, 2014 Michigan
The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge were announced Wednesday afternoon. The annual challenge, which will run Dec. 3-4, is in its eighth edition and will feature 14 games for the first time. In last year’s challenge, the ACC earned a narrow 7-5 victory over the Big Ten, with Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin each claiming victories. 2014 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE Wednesday, December 3 Maryland at Notre Dame (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.) Indiana at Boston College Minnesota at NC State Florida State at Purdue Duke at Nebraska Wake Forest at Michigan Virginia at
By now, you’ve surely heard about 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston being cited for stealing crab legs from a local Publix. If not, check out the Twitter buzz. Well, the Nebraska women’s basketball team decided to join the fun. Assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller tweeted a picture of a recent team meal, which included crab legs, with the text: “Our student athletes get their crab legs for free. #steaktoo Our student athletes get their crab legs for free. #steaktoo pic.twitter.com/BgzQUW2NwW — Shimmy Gray-Miller (@shimmy33) April 30, 2014 Well played, Huskers. Really, that whole meal looks steal-able. About Brent Yarina BTN.com
(AP) Morgan Bailey tied her career high with 18 points, Jennifer Hamson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and BYU held on to beat Nebraska 80-76 Monday night, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s tournament for the first time since 2002. Lexi Eaton added 15 points and Xojian Harry hit three 3-pointers in the final eight minutes for the 12th-seeded Cougars (28-6), who became just the third No. 12 seed to reach the final 16. They led by 17 points in the first half on the way to their second straight upset. The Cougars defeated No. 5
(AP) Jordan Hooper had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Nebraska defeated Fresno State 74-55 in the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament Saturday. Emily Cady added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (26-6), the Big Ten tournament champions who have won 13 of 14 games. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Taylor Thompson was the only player in double figures with 14 points for the 13th-seeded Bulldogs (22-11). They closed within four points early in the second half, but never got any closer in falling to 0-7 in the NCAA tourney. The
Five Big Ten teams are seeded sixth or higher in their respective regionals in the NCAA women’s tourney, it was announced Monday night. Iowa (No. 6), Michigan State (No. 5), Nebraska (No. 4), Penn State (No. 3) and Purdue (No. 4) all earned bids to the field, marking the 15th time in the last 21 years the conference has sent five or more teams to the tourney. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA women’s bracket ] IOWA Iowa is the No. 6 seed in the Louisville Regional and will open NCAA Championship play against No. 11 Marist on Sunday