It was a tough day for Big Ten women’s hoops teams Sunday. The conference went 3-3, with losses to Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Drake, and No. 12 Purdue lost for the second time in as many days. On the bright side, No. 17 Penn State took care of business, thumping Maryland-Eastern Shore, 76-51. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and see recaps from all the games in this post. Watch our highlights from Minnesota’s win now. Central Michigan 75, Purdue 62 BOX | AP RECAP (AP) Brittany Rayburn had 25 points and point guard
There were six Big Ten women’s hoops games Saturday, including a top 15 matchup between instate rivals No. 12 Purdue and No. 3 Notre Dame. The Irish cruised to a 66-38 victory at Mackey Arena. Another ranked Big Ten team, No. 13 Ohio State, had better luck Saturday, posting an 84-41 rout of Canisius. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get recaps and stats in this post. Ohio State 84, Canisius 41 BOX (AP) Tayler Hill scored 21 points and Samantha Prahalis had 20 to help No. 13 Ohio State beat Canisius 84-41 Saturday.
Sunday featured six Big Ten women’s hoops games, including three that pit Big Ten teams against top 25 competition. No. 13 Purdue defeated reigning national champ and No. 4 Texas A&M, 60-51, three days after it lost to No. 7 Duke. The victory marked Purdue’s first win over a ranked nonconference foe since 2009. Catch up on all the action in this post and on our Big Ten scoreboard. Also, watch our highlights from Purdue’s impressive upset win now. No. 13 Purdue 60, No. 4 Texas A&M 51 BOX | AP RECAP (AP) Courtney Moses scored 15 points and Brittany
Five Big Ten women’s basketball teams were in action Tuesday night, including No. 15 Purdue and No. 18 Ohio State. Both ranked teams win in easy fashion, with the Boilermakers dismantling Chicago State, 76-49, and the Buckeyes disposing of Howard, 73-50. Not to be ignored, Northwestern rallied to upset No. 20 LSU. Watch our video highlight and analysis from Purdue’s win now and catch up on all the Big Ten action in this post. Ohio State 73, Howard 50 BOX | AP RECAP (AP) Tayler Hill scored 18 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and No. 18 Ohio State beat Howard 73-50
The Big Ten had a handful of women’s basketball games Sunday, including No. 11 Penn State and No. 17 Purdue in action. The Boilermakers drilled Tennessee Martin, 65-39, on their way to tallying the 700th win in program history and Penn State rallied to defeat South Carolina. Catch up on all the action in this post and watch our highlights from Purdue’s historical victory. Purdue 65, Tennessee-Martin 39 BOX | AP RECAP (AP) Using a dominating defense to shut down a high-scoring, hot-shooting visitor, No. 16 Purdue cruised to a 65-39 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday. In winning its first
Throughout the season the “Gimme 5” audio segment will spend about five minutes with Big Ten Conference women’s basketball players with compelling stories or interesting backgrounds or who are making news on the court. The interviews are hosted by analyst Patricia Babcock McGraw, a former basketball player at Northwestern and now sports reporter at The Daily Herald. This week our analyst spoke with Purdue’s Drey Mingo (full bio at PurdueSports.com). She writes: There aren’t many stories that are more compelling than that of Drey Mingo, a fifth-year senior on the Purdue women’s basketball team. She beat life-threatening meningitis last November,
We’re tracking Big Ten exhibition games for Big Ten women’s hoops teams until the season officially tips off. Find your Big Ten women’s hoops schedules for all 12 teams here. Simply use the dropdown box to find your team. Watch former Purdue standout and BTN analyst Stephanie White offer her 2011-12 women’s storylines now and check out all of our women’s preview video.
It’s the exhibition season for Big Ten women’s basketball teams, which means it’s only a matter of days before the ball jumps for real. Until the games start to count on the ledger, though, use this post to see how the conference’s teams are doing in exhibition play, plus watch select video highlights. ILLINOIS Nov. 8: Illinois 79, Maryville 52 INDIANA Nov. 3: Indiana 92, St. Ambrose 39 Nov. 8: Indiana 50, Indianapolis 47 IOWA Nov. 6: Iowa 65, Winona State 51 MICHIGAN No exhibition game scheduled MICHIGAN STATE Nov. 3: Michigan State 94, Lake Superior State 31 Nov. 6: