Four Big Ten women’s basketball teams hit the floor tonight in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Baseketball Tournament as Iowa, Michigan, Penn State and Purdue look to advance. Nebraska is still in contention after beating Texas A&M on Monday night. Jordan Hooper Hooper scored 21 points and Lindsey Moore had 20 points and a season-high 10 assists to lead Nebraska to a 74-63 win over Texas A&M on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. [ Women’s tourney: Region 1 | Region 2 | | Region 4 | NCAA.com bracket ] Here’s a look at the four games Tuesday night.
The NCAA women’s tourney tipped off Saturday, and the Big Ten went 2-0 on the opening day. Michigan State opened up the Big Ten slate by taking down upset-minded Marist, 55-47, while Nebraska ran away from Chattanooga, 73-59. Jump inside for recaps and stats. [ RELATED: View the interactive NCAA women’s bracket ] Michigan State 55, Marist 47: BOX | AP RECAP Kiana Johnson scored 16 points, Annalise Pickrel added 14 and fifth-seeded Michigan State halted Marist’s string of first-round NCAA upsets Saturday with a 55-47 win. Jasmine Thomas added 10 points for the Spartans (25-8). Michigan State advanced to
Sam Ostarello scored 18 points, Courtney Moses had 16 and Purdue beat No. 21 Nebraska 77-64 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten tournament championship. KK Houser added 13 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists for the Boilermakers (23-8), who also beat Nebraska 69-66 in overtime on Jan. 5. Purdue will face fourth-seeded Michigan State, which upset top-seeded Penn State, in Sunday’s title game. Lindsey Moore scored 22 points for the second-seeded Cornhuskers (23-8), who had won 11 of 12. [ BOX | RECAP | SCORES | TOURNEY STORIES | ALL PHOTOS | TRACK TWEETS ON CONNECT ] ***
Jordan Hooper scored 24 points to lead No. 21 Nebraska to a 76-61 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday. Lindsey Moore had 13 points and six assists, and Emily Cady had eight rebounds and six assists for the Huskers (23-7), the second seed in the tournament. Look back at the GameTracker. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get video, stats and recaps in this post as they become available. Also, watch this postgame interview with Nebraska coach Connie Yori. [ BOX | RECAP | SCORES | TOURNEY STORIES | ALL PHOTOS | TRACK TWEETS ON CONNECT ] *** *** EDITOR’S NOTE
All 12 Big Ten women’s basketball teams head to Hoffman Estates, Ill., and the Sears Centre Arena for the annual Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament with champion scoring the conference’s automatic berth into the NCAA Championship. The first 10 games of the tournament will be televised by BTN & BTN2Go. Penn State clinched the top overall seed for the second consecutive season and seventh time overall.Nebraska, which enters the field as the No. 2 seed, looks to make a return trip to the tournament final. For the sixth consecutive season, every game of the Big Ten Tournament will be televised to
The Big Ten women’s basketball coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the league as they prepare to head to Chicago for the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. We’ve posted the audio from each phone interview in the post below and all of our audio can be found in our BTN.com audio archive. Listen to Coach Versyp: Listen to Coach Miller: Listen to Coach Bluder: Listen to Coach Borton: Listen to Coach Barnes Arico: Listen to Coach Merchant: Listen to Coach Yori: Listen to Coach McKeown: Listen to Coach Foster: Listen to Coach Washington: Listen to Coach Kelsey:
Sam Ostarello had 14 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 14 Purdue to a 59-42 win over Indiana. KK Houser and April Wilson scored 12 points apiece for the Boilermakers (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten). Taylor Manuel added 11 points for Purdue, which held a 45-30 rebounding edge. It was one of six games in the Big Ten on Thursday and several of them ended in upsets. Get full box scores on our Big Ten college women’s basketball scoreboard. Illinois 74, No. 24 Iowa 62: Illinois used a balanced scoring attack in which four starters scored in double-digits, to earn
Maggie Lucas scored 26 points, and Nikki Greene had 13 rebounds and hit three key second-half buckets to help No. 8 Penn State hold off Minnesota 64-59 on Thursday night. It was one of five Big Ten games. Penn State 64, Minnesota 59: Alex Bentley added 12 points as the Lady Lions (16-2, 6-0 Big Ten) hung for their 10th straight win despite struggling from the field. The Gophers (13-7, 2-4) had a chance to take the lead twice late with the ball in the hands of their best player, Rachel Banham (19 points). But the sophomore was whistled for
No. 23 Nebraska beat Indiana on BTN/BTN2Go tonight in one of four Big Ten women’s games. Find latest updates and schedules on our Big Ten women’s basketball scoreboard. Nebraska 67, Indiana 38: Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 14 points and dished out six assists, while Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady added double-doubles to lead Nebraska to a 67-38 win at Indiana on Thursday night. Read more at Huskers.com. Minnesota 83, Ohio State 74: Minnesota (13-4, 2-1 B1G) women’s basketball team got double-figure scoring from Rachel Banham, Micaëlla Riché and Kionna Kellogg to earn an 83-74 victory vs. Ohio State (10-6, 0-3 B1G)
(AP) Sam Ostarello had 17 points and a career-high 19 rebounds Saturday and No. 14 Purdue held off No. 25 Nebraska 69-66 in overtime. The Boilermakers never trailed in the extra period, but Ostarello’s basket with 43 seconds left made it 68-66 Purdue. Courtney Moses and Drey Mingo also scored 17 points for Purdue (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) in another close one between the schools. All three games between them have gone to overtime. Purdue beat Illinois 67-66 in overtime Wednesday in its Big 10 opener. Read full AP recap.