The Big Ten women’s basketball regular season came to a close Sunday. And the final day was a busy one, as 10 of the conference’s teams were in action. Purdue blew by Nebraska, 82-66, in a battle of ranked teams and No. 25 Iowa drilled Illinois, 81-56. Catch up on all the action in this post.
(AP) Ariel Edwards scored 21 points and No. 8 Penn State beat Michigan 77-62 on Saturday to clinch a share of the Big Ten title for the third straight season. Penn State can win the title outright Sunday if Nebraska loses to Purdue, and Michigan State falls to Indiana.
There were four Big Ten women’s hoops games tonight, and the ranked teams took care of business. No. 25 Iowa kicked off the night with an impressive 65-61 victory over Ohio State. Minnesota followed with a 73-62 win over Indiana, Nebraska topped Illinois, 72-65, and Michigan State cruised to a 75-44 win over Northwestern. Catch up on all the scores, stats and select in-game highlights in this post.
There were two Big Ten women’s hoops games on Sunday, highlighted by Purdue’s 72-54 win over Wisconsin. Ohio State topped Northwestern , 71-62, in the second game. Catch up on all the scores, stats and highlights in this post.
BTN/BTN2Go hosted a Big Ten women’s basketball doubleheader Saturday afternoon. Iowa held off Michigan, 74-70, in the opener, and Indiana toppled Illinois, 79,61, in the second game. Catch up on all the action in this post.
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Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori returned home early Sunday evening after a brief stop at a Lincoln hospital for precautionary tests Sunday afternoon. Yori fainted on the sideline near the 12-minute mark in the second half of the Huskers’ win over Indiana at Pinnacle Bank Arena earlier in the day. NU went on to win the game, 76-61, with Associate Head Coach Sunny Smallwood leading the defense and Assistant Coach Dayna Finch guiding the offense.
There was a scary moment in Nebraska’s 76-61 victory over Indiana on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Just after the Huskers tied the score at 50 with 12:12 left in the second half, Nebraska coach Connie Yori collapsed on the sideline. The medical team attended to Yori during the break and brought a stretcher out onto the floor. Luckily, Yori didn’t need the stretcher, as she walked off under her own power next to her husband. She did not return.