C. Vivian Stringer became the winningest coach in Big Ten history when Betnjiah Laney had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 21 Rutgers beat 19th-ranked Nebraska 46-43 on Thursday night. Stringer earned her 177th career Big Ten win, passing former Penn State coach Rene Portland for No. 1 on the conference’s victory list. Stringer won 169 of those games when she was coaching at Iowa. – Associated Press
In our latest “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, the former Purdue star and current WNBA head coach discusses the role of spoiler, the Iowa-Northwestern shootout, Michigan State’s Aerial Powers recent play and more. Here’s what White told BTN.com this week: 1. Beware of the middle of the pack Even though the middle of the Big Ten is five or six games out of first place in the conference race, they certainly have opportunities to spoil things for those at the top and increase the possibilities of winning the conference tournament. Teams in the league
It was a busy day on the Big Ten women's basketball hardwood Sunday afternoon, as 10 teams were in action. Catch up on all of the action inside.
In our inaugural “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, the former Purdue star and current WNBA head coach discusses the Big Ten women’s basketball season to date as well as what might lie ahead. Here’s what White told BTN.com this week: 1. Rachel Banham returns to Minnesota It’s huge news for the Gophers that Rachel Banham has decided to use her medical redshirt and return next season. I have been pleasantly surprised at how this team has rallied since her injury on Dec 10. Amanda Zaui B. has been terrific anchoring the interior and Minnesota is benefiting
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the second one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper about a number of things, including how she felt after scoring her 1,000th career point against Wisconsin, her playing style and life on the Scarlet Knights. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, too. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree:
A handful of games dotted the Big Ten women’s basketball docket Sunday afternoon. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. To highlight the day, No. 7 Maryland bounced Indiana, 84-74, and No. 25 Rutgers took down No. 21 Minnesota, 66-61. In other action, Michigan State downed Wisconsin, 77-71, Penn State nipped Northwestern, 76-75, and Ohio State dropped Purdue in overtime, 79-71. Use the links below to catch up on all five of Sunday’s games. MICHIGAN STATE 77, WISCONSIN 71: BOX | RECAP Behind four players scoring in double figures, the Michigan State women’s basketball team
Our producers here at BTN.com have started a series of interviews with Big Ten women’s basketball players called “Court Convo,” and we’re happy to post the first one here. BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Michigan’s women’s basketball senior forward Cyesha Goree about a number of things, including her playing style and life on the Wolverines women’s basketball team. We’ll be positing others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, too.
Sunday featured a handful of Big Ten women’s basketball games, including No. 8 Maryland downing Illinois, 74-54, for its eighth consecutive victory. In other ranked action, No. 22 Iowa nipped Michigan State, 52-50, No. 23 Minnesota held off Indiana, 65-61 and No. 24 Rutgers downed Wisconsin, 73-63. Ohio State also carded a victory, taking down Penn State 69-60. Catch up on all of Sunday’s Big Ten women’s basketball action below. MARYLAND 74, ILLINOIS 54: BOX | AP RECAP Maryland overcame a slow start and a second-half lull to beat Illinois 74-54 Sunday and extend its winning streak to nine games.
There were six Big Ten women's basketball games Sunday afternoon. Catch up on all of the day's action inside.
Conference play opened for Big Ten women’s basketball teams Sunday, with five games on the docket. No. 17 Rutgers headlined the busy slate of action, going into Assembly Hall and taking down Indiana, 66-51, to card a win in its Big Ten debut. Betnijah Laney had a double-double (2o points, 10 rebounds) to pace the Scarlet Knights. The most surprising result of the day belongs to Northwestern, which upset No. 20 Michigan State, 61-57, at the Breslin Center. Catch up on all of Sunday’s Big Ten women’s basketball action below. RUTGERS 66, INDIANA 51: BOX | AP RECAP Betnijah Laney