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
There were two Big Ten women’s hoops games on Sunday, highlighted by Purdue’s 72-54 win over Wisconsin. Ohio State topped Northwestern , 71-62, in the second game. Catch up on all the scores, stats and highlights in this post. PURDUE 72, WISCONSIN 54 | RECAP | BOX (AP) April Wilson scored 18 points and dished off eight assists to lead No. 21 Purdue to a 70-54 win over Wisconsin Sunday, sweeping the season series with the Badgers. After Wisconsin cut Purdue’s six-point halftime lead to two, 31-29, early in the second half, the Lady Boilermakers reeled off a 25-3 run
There was a BTN doubleheader of Big Ten women’s basketball Saturday, and it started with Minnesota running away from Northwestern, 82-64, and finished with Michigan State cruising to an impressive 70-49 win over Ohio State. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. MINNESOTA 82, NORTHWESTERN 64 | RECAP | BOX Head coach Pam Borton tallied her 300th-career victory as the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team (17-9, 6-6) secured its fourth-straight Big Ten Conference win at Northwestern (14-11, 4-8), 82-64, Saturday afternoon. The four-game league winning streak is the first for the Golden Gophers
Super Bowl Sunday featured a quartet of Big Ten women’s basketball games. Two of the games included ranked foes, as Michigan State upset No. 19 Purdue, 89-73, and No. 12 Penn State topped Northwestern, 79-75. In other action, Indiana cruised by Illinois 77-58, and Wisconsin got the best of Ohio State, 82-71. Catch up on all the action in this post. MICHIGAN STATE 89, PURDUE 73| RECAP (AP) Aerial Powers had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to lead Michigan State past No. 19 Purdue 89-73 on Sunday. The Spartans (15-7, 7-2 Big Ten) opened the second half on
There were four Big Ten women’s games tonight, highlighted by Penn State’s 75-72 victory over Purdue. In other Big Ten women’s action, Northwestern edged out a win over Indiana, Michigan State got the best of Wisconsin, and Ohio State cruised to a victory over Illinois. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game video highlights in this post. [ MORE: Enter our Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes! ] PENN STATE 75, PURDUE 72 | RECAP | BOX Maggie Lucas had 23 points and Ariel Edwards added 21 as No. 12 Penn State avenged its lone Big Ten
Before the Super Bowl this weekend, be sure to read about the great work Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing in his community. Not a Seahawks fan? LiveBIG also profiled Judi’s House, founded by then-Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese, to help kids cope with loss. Literacy programs at the University of Minnesota recently received recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama. The University of Michigan received two grants, totaling $4.35 million, from the William Davidson Foundation to support university programs impacting economic activity in southeast Michigan. Read more about these initiatives here. The men’s lacrosse program at The Ohio State
There were four Big Ten women’s hoops games tonight, highlighted by Purdue’s impressive win over Northwestern. In other action, Ohio State topped Michigan, Illinois upset Michigan State and Minnesota got the best of Wisconsin. Catch up on all the action in this post. OHIO STATE 61, MICHIGAN 50 | RECAP Ohio State picked up a much-needed victory on the road Thursday night and helped shake up the Big Ten standings with a 61-50 win over Michigan at Crisler Arena. Michigan entered the game in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten and now fall to 4-2 in
Evanston’s Lincoln Elementary School has partnered with Northwestern for the “Gotcha Ball Kid Program” that rewards students’ good behavior with opportunities to be a ball kid at Northwestern men’s and women’s basketball games. When Lincoln students display exceptional sportsmanship, teamwork and respect, they receive a special purple Northwestern “gotcha” from a teacher or school staff member. The purple gotcha earns you a chance to be selected in a weekly raffle to serve as the ball kid. Mike Hall takes a closer look at the partnership in this BTN video feature.
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