The Big Ten Conference announced the All-Big Ten Women’s Basketball Teams and individual award winners on Monday. Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper and Connie Yori were named Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Coach of the Year, respectively, by the coaches, while Penn State’s Maggie Lucas and Coquese Washington earned the honors from the media. Other individual award winners include: Penn State’s Dara Taylor collected Defensive Player of the Year, Purdue’s Whitney Bays was tabbed Sixth Player of the Year, and Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. was honored with the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award by the coaches
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
Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori returned home early Sunday evening after a brief stop at a Lincoln hospital for precautionary tests Sunday afternoon. Yori fainted on the sideline near the 12-minute mark in the second half of the Huskers’ win over Indiana at Pinnacle Bank Arena earlier in the day. NU went on to win the game, 76-61, with Associate Head Coach Sunny Smallwood leading the defense and Assistant Coach Dayna Finch guiding the offense. Yori, who walked off the court under her own power, was suffering from an infection and dehydration. She rested comfortably at home last night.
There was a scary moment in Nebraska’s 76-61 victory over Indiana on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Just after the Huskers tied the score at 50 with 12:12 left in the second half, Nebraska coach Connie Yori collapsed on the sideline. The medical team attended to Yori during the break and brought a stretcher out onto the floor. Luckily, Yori didn’t need the stretcher, as she walked off under her own power next to her husband. She did not return. Here are some updates on Yori: @HuskersWBB Connie Yori under evaluation at local hospital. Had complained of dizziness during the
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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 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
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