So Wisconsin’s Nicole Bauman had a pretty big shot in the Badgers’ game against Green Bay on Monday. With her team trailing 55-52, the sophomore guard tied up the game with a long jumper with just 0.2 seconds left in the second half. The shot forced the game into overtime.
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The Big Ten wrapped up women’s nonconference play Sunday and will open the conference season Thursday night. Four teams enter the conference slate ranked in the AP and Coaches polls: Penn State (No. 15; No. 17), Purdue (No. 17; No. 19), Nebraska (No. 18; No. 15) and Iowa (No. 22; No. 25). There’s also an undefeated team, Indiana, which is 13-0 and off to the best start in program history.
It was a busy day of hoops on the women’s hardwood Sunday, as seven Big Ten teams were in action. And all seven recorded rather easy wins, led by Indiana winning at Xavier to clinch a perfect 13-0 nonconference slate. The 13-0 start is the best in program history and also marks the program’s longest winning streak. Catch up on all the games in this post.
No. 17 Penn State and No. 18 Purdue tallied victories in Big Ten women’s hoops action Sunday afternoon. The Lady Lions drilled Alcorn State, 85-62, while the Boilermakers held off Bowling Green, 57-48. Catch up on all the day’s action in this post.
Sunday featured a handful of Big Ten women’s basketball games, including No. 12 Penn State’s 66-58 victory over No. 24 Texas A&M. Overall, the Big Ten went 4-1 on the day. Catch up on all the scores, stats and recaps in this post.
In conjunction with BTN TV coverage of women’s basketball, the Big Ten Digital Network covers a number of extra games online. The schedule for December has been finalized and we list all available games in this post, including two games tonight.
A night after going 1-5 in the opening night of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Big Ten women’s hoops teams went 4-2 Thursday against their ACC counterparts. Add it all up, though, and the ACC came away with the 7-5 win. No. 25 Iowa outlasted No. 22 Syracuse, 97-91, while No. 16 Purdue fell 99-78 to No. 2 Duke. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge in this post.