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
From start to finish, it was a memorable night for No. 5 Maryland. The Terrapins scored the first 10 points against Penn State and never trailed in a 65-34 rout Monday.
With Ohio State’s win over Iowa on Saturday night, the Maryland women’s basketball team clinched the outright Big Ten crown in its inaugural season in the conference.
Prediction: Women’s basketball fans will be talking about Amanda Zahui B.’s historic week for quite some time. [ MORE: View our Big Ten women’s basketball scoreboard ] The Minnesota star followed up her unforgettable 39-point, 29-rebound effort Tuesday vs. Iowa with an equally eye-popping 27-point, 27-rebound line in Saturday afternoon’s double overtime win vs. Michigan. In all, Zahui B. scored 66 points and grabbed 55 rebounds. In two games! Use the links below to catch up on all of Saturday’s action. NEBRASKA 64, INDIANA 61: BOX | AP RECAP Emily Cady had 22 points and 12 rebounds and freshman Natalie
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
With its 81-70 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night, the Maryland women’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Championship and secured the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, to be held March 4-8 at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Terrapins improved to 15-0 in their inaugural Big Ten season and 24-2 overall. Maryland has won 18 consecutive games and is ranked fifth in the national polls. Sophomore guard Brionna Jones guided Maryland with a game-leading 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Lexie Brown added 17
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 fourth one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Northwestern’s sophomore forward Nia Coffey about a few things including her game-wining play against Michigan, her loving relationship with her sister, Sydney Coffey, and life on the Wildcats basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season! In case you’ve missed the previous editions, you can check them out
In our latest “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, our analyst looks at that amazing night from Minnesota’s Amanda Zaui B., Northwestern’s winning streak, another milestone for Michigan State’s Aerial Powers, and the best games in the coming days. Here’s what White has for us this week: 1. WOWIE ZAUI! Last nights incredible performance for Amanda Zaui B. was one for the ages. Zaui has been consistent all season long and certainly under-publicized from a national media standpoint, but 39 points and 29 rebounds makes a statement. There was nothing Iowa could do to stop
Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. had a night that she will never forget. Zahui B. scored a career-high 39 points and grabbed a Big Ten-record 29 rebounds as Minnesota defeated No. 13 Iowa 93-80 on Tuesday night. Her rebounding record broke the former conference single-game mark of 26, which was set by Jerica Watson of Iowa in 2001. Zahui B. also became the 22nd Gopher in program history to join the 1,000-point club. Here’s the box score. Minnesota’s star center shot 16-of-31 from the floor and played all but one minute in the game. She also added four blocks, two
A trio of Big Ten women’s basketball games dotted the schedule Saturday afternoon. No. 18 Rutgers rolled Purdue, 78-49, to highlight the day’s slate of action. Kahleah Cooper netted 24 points in the victory to move the Scarlet Knight to 10-4 in Big Ten play. Track all of three of the day’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard. Use the links below to catch up on all of Saturday’s games. RUTGERS 78, PURDUE 49: BOX | AP RECAP Kahleah Copper scored 24 points and No. 18 Rutgers pulled away on a second-half run to beat Purdue 78-49 on Saturday. NORTHWESTERN