Ohio State’s season came to an end on Friday night with a 78-62 loss to Tennessee in a Sweet 16 matchup at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. [ MORE: Read more at OhioStateBuckeyes.com | @OhioState_WBB on Twitter | @ohiostate_wbb on Instagram ] This was Ohio State’s first trip to the Sweet 16 since 2011. Ameryst Alston finished with 21 points, while Kelsey Mitchell added 20 points and four assists in the loss. The Buckeyes finish their season with a final record of 26-8. Catch up on all the action here. TENNESSEE 78, OHIO STATE 62: BOX | RECAP ⛹👀
Indiana and Big Ten regular season and tournament champion Maryland were eliminated from the NCAA tournament Monday night. The Hoosiers lost to instate foe Notre Dame, 87-70, while the Terrapins were upset by Washington, 74-65, on their home court. Catch up on both of Monday night’s results below. NOTRE DAME 87, INDIANA 70: Lindsay Allen scored a season-high 22 points, Brianna Turner added 18 points and 10 rebounds and top-seed Notre Dame finally broke away from ninth-seed Indiana with a 15-2 run that started late in the third quarter to beat the Hoosiers 87-70 on Monday night in the second
Kelsey Mitchell had a day to remember Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket | AP recap | Box score ] The Ohio State star poured in an eye-popping 45 points, the fourth-most in NCAA tourney opening weekend history, to lead Ohio State to an 88-81 victory over West Virginia. With the win, the Buckeyes advance to the Sweet 16, their first regional semifinal appearance since 2011. Harris reached 45 points, thanks to 18 made free throws, which ties for the most in NCAA tourney opening weekend annals; she also added five rebounds, two assists and three steals. Mitchell’s output
Three Big Ten women’s basketball teams were in action today in the NCAA Tournament, while Michigan took on Bucknell in a WNIT contest. Purdue and Maryland took the floor first on Saturday afternoon. The Terps cruised to an impressive 74-58 victory over Iona, while Purdue fell to Oklahoma, 61-45. Indiana closed out the night with a 62-58 win over Georgia, marking its first NCAA tourney victory since 1983. Michigan got a commanding 95-72 win over Bucknell in WNIT action. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten women’s basketball action. Maryland 74, Iona 58: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points, and
Aerial Powers scored 27 points, Jasmine Hines added 24 and fourth-seeded Michigan State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat No. 13 seed Belmont 74-60 on Friday in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. Later, No. 3 seed Ohio State handled No. 14 seed Buffalo, 88-69. Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points for the Buckeyes. [ MORE: Big Ten women’s scoreboard | NCAA women’s scoreboard | NCAA.com interactive bracket | BTN YouTube videos | Big Ten women’s hoops on Twitter] On Saturday, it’s No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 15 Iowa (1:30 p.m., ESPN2) No. 11 Purdue vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (1:30 p.m., ESPN2),
Five Big Ten women’s hoops teams play their opening games of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday. Click the matchups in this post to go to the live game center pages for each game. On Friday, No. 4 seed Michigan State plays No. 13 Belmont at noon ET on ESPN2 followed No. 3 seed Ohio State playing No. 14 seed Buffalo at 2:30 p.m., also on ESPN2. Saturday’s games are No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 15 Iowa (1:30 p.m., ESPN2) No. 11 Purdue vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (1:30 p.m., ESPN2), and No. 9 Indiana vs. No. 8 Georgia
Five Big Ten women’s basketball teams made the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue. Here’s the full bracket on NCAA.com, as well as a printable version. Maryland, winners of the Big Ten regular season and tournament championships, enters the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in College Park, MD., and will take on No. 15 Iona at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on ESPN2. The Terrapins are hosting as part of the Lexington Region and a win will allow them to face either No. 7 Washington or No. 10 Pennsylvania in second-round play. Maryland
When Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese talked to Mike Hall on “BTN Live” this week, she outlined the differences between this year’s team and last year’s team as the Terapins head into a Sunday Final Four matchup against UConn. “We know what to expect,” Frese said before going on to add, “”What’s different is that no one expected this team to be here this season.” Frese talks in depth about this weekend’s Women’s Final Four. Watch the entire interview in this post. The Terrapins play UConn at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The Terrapins, winners of 28 straight games, took down Tennessee, 58-48, on Monday night and will play No. 1 overall seed Connecticut in the national semifinals on Sunday.
(AP) The expectation was placed on Holly Warlick the moment she was named as Pat Summitt’s successor at Tennessee. Competing for a national title was the baseline Summitt created and even with the transition to Warlick in charge, the standard for defining success didn’t change. “It’s always been in the back of our minds. … This is what we have been working for all season since we met up together in August and those who were at summer school even before that,” Tennessee senior Cierra Burdick said. “We have been working for this day tomorrow. It’s exciting. It’s a great