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Iowa beats Northwestern to advance

Morgan Johnson and Jamie Printy scored 18 points apiece and Iowa defeated Northwestern 60-55 on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten women’s tournament. Bethany Doolittle added 10 points and Samantha Logic grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (20-11), the seventh seed in the tournament. They advance to meet No. 21 Nebraska, the Big Ten’s second seed, in Friday’s quarterfinals. 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. [ BOX | RECAP | SCORES | TOURNEY STORIES | ALL PHOTOS | TRACK TWEETS ON CONNECT ] *** EDITOR’S

Big Ten Women's Tourney tips off on BTN/BTN2Go

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

Listen to your women's hoops coach

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:

Thursday's women's hoops roundup

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

Thursday's women's basketball roundup

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

Women's hoops roundup: Lady Lions down Spartans

There were a handful of Big Ten women’s basketball games Sunday, including No. 9 Penn State dropping Michigan State, 76-55, on BTN. Michigan also won, topping Iowa, to move to 13-2, the team’s best start in program history. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action in this post. Michigan 68, Iowa 64: BOX | RECAP Behind a career-best 26 points from senior forward Rachel Sheffer, Michigan won its eighth straight contest, knocking of Iowa, 68-64, on Sunday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Michigan’s 13-2 start is the best start in program history. Senior guard Kate Thompson chipped in 19 points, 17

Gophers cruise, Wildcats fall on Friday

Behind a 29-point performance from Rachel Banham, the University of Minnesota (8-3) women’s basketball team cruised to an 87-49 victory over visiting UMKC (4-6) Friday night at Williams Arena. The sophomore made a career-high 11 field goals, including five from three-point range, while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a block in the win. Watch the highlights now and dive inside for more basketball coverage. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com. Despite getting 19 points from Kendall Hackney, the Northwestern women’s basketball team fell 64-46 to Illinois State on Friday. Read a full recap at NUSports.com. Two more teams play Saturday.

Wednesday's women's basketball roundup

Eight Big Ten women’s basketball teams played Wednesday night as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and there are four more games on Thursday. Find full results on the Wednesday’s women’s basketball scoreboard. Duke 71, Michigan 54: Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points each to lead No. 4 Duke to a 71-54 victory over Michigan on Wednesday night in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Purdue 85, Georgia Tech 73: K Houser scored 19 points, hitting all 10 of her free-throw attempts, and added 10 assists Wednesday night to help No. 14 Purdue beat Georgia Tech 85-73. Also: Virginia Tech 47, Wisconsin

Women's hoops roundup: Ranked PSU, Nebraska win

Eight Big Ten women’s basketball teams were in action Sunday, including No. 8 Penn State and No. 18 Nebraska. The Lady Lions downed Howard, 72-61, and the Huskers throttled Temple, 64-39. Get recaps, box scores and video from the day’s action in this post. Illinois 84, Evansville 52 RECAP | BOX The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team kicked off the Bollant era with a 84-52 victory over the Evansville Purple Aces inside Assembly Hall Sunday afternoon. Amber Moore led the way with 19 points on 7-17 shooting from the field, including going 5-11 from beyond the arc. Moore also added

Watch Thursday's Basketball Media Day live online

Big Ten basketball fans, get ready to watch Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day live online via the Big Ten Digital Network for free. We’ll be streaming live the press conferences for both the men’s and women’s coaches. Both events start at 9 a.m. ET and run up to about noon. On Thursday morning, Use this link to get to the men’s event and use this link to watch the women’s event. Later Thursday we’ll have archived video available in our BTN.com video gallery. Also, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com editor Brent Yarina will file reports to BTN.com