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B1G women's recap: Penn State advances to Sweet 16

One night after two Big Ten women’s team were ousted from the NCAA tourney, Penn State punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 in a convincing 83-61 victory Tuesday over Florida. Iowa and Michigan State weren’t as fortunate, though, as they were eliminated by Louisville and North Carolina, respectively. That leaves the Lady Lions as the last of five Big Ten teams standing. Catch up on all of Tuesday’s action in this post.

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Oklahoma State ousts Purdue, 73-66

(AP) Brittney Martin had 20 points and 20 rebounds, leading Oklahoma State past Purdue 73-66 on Monday and into the Notre Dame Regional semifinals.

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BYU upsets Nebraska, 80-76, in NCAA second round

(AP) Morgan Bailey tied her career high with 18 points, Jennifer Hamson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and BYU held on to beat Nebraska 80-76 Monday night, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s tournament for the first time since 2002.

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Photo: Iowa women put 'Team Pat' on shoes for NCAA play

The Iowa women’s basketball team wants Fran McCaffery’s son Patrick, 14, to know they’re thinking of him during his tough time. So, the Hawkeyes affixed “Team Pat” stickers to their flashy gold shoes for Sunday night’s NCAA tourney opener to support the younger McCaffery, who had a thyroid tumor removed last week that was malignant.

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Logic nearly triple-doubles in Iowa's NCAA win over Marist

(AP) In a tournament filled with close calls and upsets, few would have been surprised if 11th-seeded Marist scared or even beat Iowa on its home floor. The only thing stunning on Sunday night was how well the Hawkeyes shot the ball.

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Penn State rallies to beat Wichita State, 62-56

(AP) Maggie Lucas sank one 3-pointer, followed with another, and pushed the crowd into a frenzy. Penn State’s comeback was on full blast, and Lucas was leading the charge. She refused to let the Lady Lions fall on the wrong side of history – not in this tournament, not on her home court.

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Powers leads Spartans to opening round NCAA win

(AP) Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant was a little concerned about how her team would perform after a two-week layoff. Freshman Aerial Powers and senior Annalise Pickrel put her worries at ease right away.

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Hooper, Cady double-double, send Huskers to NCAA win

(AP) Jordan Hooper had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Nebraska defeated Fresno State 74-55 in the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament Saturday. Emily Cady added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (26-6), the Big Ten tournament champions who have won 13 of 14 games.

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Purdue rolls Arkon, 84-55, in NCAA tourney opener

(AP) Whitney Bays scored 20 points and Courtney Moses added 12 as Purdue routed Akron 84-55 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

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Five Big Ten teams make NCAA women's tourney

Five Big Ten teams are seeded sixth or higher in their respective regionals in the NCAA women’s tourney, it was announced Monday night. Iowa (No. 6), Michigan State (No. 5), Nebraska (No. 4), Penn State (No. 3) and Purdue (No. 4) all earned bids to the field, marking the 15th time in the last 21 years the conference has sent five or more teams to the tourney.

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Duke ousts Nebraska, 53-45, in Sweet 16

Nebraska, the Big Ten’s final team left in the NCAA women’s tournament, was eliminated by Duke in a 53-45 loss Sunday afternoon. Get stats, recap and photos in this post.

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Iowa, Michigan, Purdue, PSU ousted from NCAA tourney

One night after Nebraska punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s tourney, the Big Ten went 0-4 Tuesday night in regional quarterfinal action. Iowa (Notre Dame), Michigan (Stanford), Big Ten regular-season champ Penn State (LSU) and Big Ten tourney champ Purdue (Louisville) all were eliminated. Get stats and recaps in this post.

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Monday's NCAA women's roundup: Huskers card upset

After a strong 6-0 start to the NCAA women’s tourney, the Big Ten split a pair of second-round games Monday night. Nebraska upset Texas A&M, 74-63, to advance to the Sweet 16, while Michigan State was eliminated by future Big Ten member Maryland. Get stats and recaps in this post.

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Sunday's NCAA women's roundup: B1G wins 4 more

The Big Ten opened the NCAA tourney with a pair of wins Saturday, and it racked up four more wins Sunday to complete the first round of action with a perfect 6-0 record. Get stats and recap from all four of Sunday’s games in this post.

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Saturday's NCAA women's roundup: Big Ten goes 2-0

The NCAA women’s tourney tipped off Saturday, and the Big Ten went 2-0 on the opening day. Michigan State opened up the Big Ten slate by taking down upset-minded Marist, 55-47, while Nebraska ran away from Chattanooga, 73-59. Jump inside for recaps and stats.

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Six Big Ten teams make NCAA women's tourney

Six Big Ten women’s basketball teams earned invites to the NCAA tourney, it was announced Monday night. Big Ten regular-season champ Penn State leads the way, with a No. 3 seed, while Iowa (No. 9), Michigan (No. 8), Michigan State (No. 5), Nebraska (No. 6) and Big Ten tourney champ Purdue (No. 4) round out the the Big Ten contingent.

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UConn eliminates Penn State, 77-59

(AP) Bria Hartley and Connecticut ran right past Penn State’s high-powered offense and into another regional final. Hartley scored 20 points and Kelly Faris added 15 to help No. 1 seed UConn beat fourth-seeded Penn State 77-59 on Sunday in the Kingston Regional semifinals.

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Lucas leads Lady Lions past LSU

(AP) Maggie Lucas scored 30 points, three short of a career high, and fourth-seeded Penn State moved on to the third round of the women’s NCAA tournament with a 90-80 victory over No. 5 seed LSU on Tuesday night.

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South Carolina takes down Purdue

(AP) South Carolina rebuilt its program with a defensive philosophy, and it sure paid off on Monday night. Markeshia Grant scored 21 points and the fifth-seeded Gamecocks forced 20 turnovers in a 72-61 victory over No. 4 seed Purdue in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament.

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PSU advances, four others bounced in Round 1

It was a rough day Sunday for Big Ten women’s basketball teams as the conference went 1-4 in NCAA first-round games. Big Ten regular season champ Penn State was the lone victor, ousting UTEP, and joins Big Ten tourney champ Purdue, which won Saturday, in Round 2. Meanwhile, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio State all fell Sunday. Catch up all the action on our BTN.com scoreboard and get stats and recaps in this post. And don’t forget to bookmark the interactive NCAA bracket.

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NCAA Women: Purdue wins, Michigan State falls

Michgan State and Purdue played Saturday in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Becky Burke scored 14 points, Shawnta’ Dyer had 13, and seventh-seeded Louisville beat 10th-seeded Michigan State 67-55, and you can read more at MSUspartans.com. Meanwhile, Purdue beat South Dakota State 83-68. Find more at PurdueSports.com. They’re two of seven Big Ten teams in the tourney as Nebraska, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan and Penn State play on Sunday. BTN.com scoreboard is here. Follow it all at NCAA.com’s women’s interactive bracket.

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Record 7 Big Ten Teams Make NCAA women's tourney

 

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