In this week’s “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, we take a look at a few recent thrillers, the race to the end of the regular season this weekend, and more as the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is only one week away. Here’s what White talked to us about this week: 1. Some big thrillers This time of the year teams are making that push for seeding and postseason bids, and we saw some ultra-competitive, down-to-the wire finishes. Michigan at Minnesota was an exciting game of runs that took two overtimes to decide. The
The Big Ten has released a breakdown of conference opponents for the 2016 women’s basketball season. All 14 Big Ten teams will play a 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams just one time. Here is a look at the conference opponents for every Big Ten team. Illinois Home: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue Home/Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin Indiana Home: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers Away: Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Iowa Home: Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers
BTN recently had a chance to interview 11 of the Big Ten women's basketball coaches. Get to know them better with the videos inside.
BTN2Go aired all 14 women’s basketball coaches’ press conferences live from Chicago’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day. We’ve clipped the second set of seven press conferences and posted them here. ***
BTN announces most extensive women’s basketball coverage in network history.
The Big Ten Conference announced dates and matchups for the Big Ten women’s basketball 2014-2015 season. Scroll through the list below to see all of the conference games listed, or click on a school name to go to the school page where each team’s conference schedule is posted. DATE VISITOR HOME December 28, 2014 Purdue at Illinois December 28, 2014 Northwestern at Michigan State December 28, 2014 Penn State at Iowa December 28, 2014 Rutgers at Indiana December 28, 2014 Michigan at Wisconsin December 29, 2014 Nebraska at Minnesota December 29, 2014 Ohio State at Maryland December 31, 2014 Michigan
The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge were announced Wednesday afternoon. The annual challenge, which will run Dec. 3-4, is in its eighth edition and will feature 14 games for the first time. In last year’s challenge, the ACC earned a narrow 7-5 victory over the Big Ten, with Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin each claiming victories. 2014 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE Wednesday, December 3 Maryland at Notre Dame (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.) Indiana at Boston College Minnesota at NC State Florida State at Purdue Duke at Nebraska Wake Forest at Michigan Virginia at
Rachel Banham scored 22 points Thursday night, including 10 of 10 free throws, as Minnesota rallied to beat Wisconsin 74-68 in overtime to win their opening-round Big Ten Conference tournament game. The No. 6 seeded Golden Gophers (20-11) will face No. 3 Nebraska. Minnesota used a 7-2 run to take a 68-63 lead in overtime, then Banham made four free throws in the final 8 seconds to clinch the win. Kayla Hirt scored 14, Amanda Zahui 12 and Stabresa McDaniel 10 for the Golden Gophers. Michala Johnson led the No. 11 seeded Badgers with 19, Morgan Paige had 16, and
The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is on live from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Penn State and Michigan State will represent the top two seeds after sharing the Big Ten regular-season title. All of today’s games air live on BTN. Not near a TV? Use BTN2Go. In completed action: No. 8 Ohio State topped No. 9 Northwestern 86-77, No. 5 Iowa won 81-62 over No. 12 Illinois, No. 7 Michigan cruised to an 82-57 win over No. 10 Indiana, and No. 6 Minnesota rallied to beat Wisconsin 74-68 in overtime. [ MORE: Five breakout candidates | Top 10 games
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