Several women’s basketball teams were in action on Thursday night including Iowa. The Hawkeyes held off a late rally by Iowa State to win 50-42. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for an interview with Iowa coach Lisa Bluder, plus a roundup from around the conference. Courtney Moses scored 19 points and Drey Mingo posted a double-double to lead No. 15 Purdue to a 69-54 win against IPFW on Thursday night, despite 26 points from Amanda Hyde. Read the full recap at PurdueSports.com. The Penn State Lady Lions hung tough with the second-ranked Connecticut Huskies, but a 20-5 run late
Five women’s basketball teams have games today, including No. 6 Penn State and No. 14 Purdue. The results so far: Purdue 87, Central Michigan 71; Cleveland State 69, Indiana 58; Penn State 101, Fairleigh Dickinson 44; Kansas 65, Minnesota 53. Coming: DePaul 89, Northwestern 61. Get caught up on the women’s basketball scoreboard.
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
Lindsey Moore scored 23 points, Jordan Hooper added 19 and No. 23 Nebraska used a late run to rally for a 74-65 victory over USC on Friday afternoon. Moore made just five field goals but was 13 of 15 from the line. Emily Cady chipped in 14 points for the Cornhuskers (5-1), who trailed 63-57 with 3:49 to play. Menawhile, Maggie Lucas scored 22 of her 27 points in the second half and Ariel Edwards scored 19 of her career-high 24 points in the first half to help No. 6 Penn State hold off a pesky Detroit team 80-72 Friday
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
BTN will televise 40 women’s basketball conference matchups for the 2012-13 season, along with 10 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament games, and an additional number of non-conference games. The games also will be available on BTN2Go. The conference slate opens on Thursday, January 3, with Ohio State at Iowa. Throughout the season, BTN will feature games on most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays during conference play. The Big Ten, which finished the 2011-12 season with four teams ranked in the top-25, is expected to have several ranked teams heading into the upcoming season. Last year, the Nittany Lions won their first
Forty years ago a Saturday Title IX was signed into law stating that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.” Here at BTN we have a few interesting numbers when it comes to women’s sporting events. Over five years we’ve produced 1,465 women’s sporting events. This past academic year, BTN increased the number of productions by 20 percent from the previous year with 549 women’s events compared to 548 men’s events across all platforms. That
The Big Ten and ACC announced Tuesday the matchups for the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge, set for Nov. 28-29, 2012. This year’s challenge marks the sixth year of the event, which has been extended through 2016. A year ago, the Big Ten and ACC battled to a 6-6 draw, the first tie in the Challenge’s history. [Big Ten.org’s official 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge release] The ACC and the Big Ten have long been among the most dominant conferences on the women’s basketball scene. For the first time in league history, the Big Ten had seven conference teams selected
(AP) South Carolina rebuilt its program with a defensive philosophy, and it sure paid off on Monday night. Markeshia Grant scored 21 points and the fifth-seeded Gamecocks forced 20 turnovers in a 72-61 victory over No. 4 seed Purdue in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament. [View the interactive NCAA bracket | Box score] Ieasia Walker added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists for South Carolina, which will make its first regional semifinal appearance in a decade when it meets top-seeded Stanford on Saturday in Fresno, Calif. The Cardinal advanced with a 72-55 victory over eighth-seeded West
Michgan State and Purdue played Saturday in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Becky Burke scored 14 points, Shawnta’ Dyer had 13, and seventh-seeded Louisville beat 10th-seeded Michigan State 67-55, and you can read more at MSUspartans.com. Meanwhile, Purdue beat South Dakota State 83-68. Find more at PurdueSports.com. They’re two of seven Big Ten teams in the tourney as Nebraska, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan and Penn State play on Sunday. BTN.com scoreboard is here. Follow it all at NCAA.com’s women’s interactive bracket.