Rachel Banham scored 22 points Thursday night, including 10 of 10 free throws, as Minnesota rallied to beat Wisconsin 74-68 in overtime to win their opening-round Big Ten Conference tournament game. The No. 6 seeded Golden Gophers (20-11) will face No. 3 Nebraska.
Cyesha Goree had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Michigan beat Indiana 82-57 on Thursday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Shannon Smith had 16 points and Nicole Elmblad added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines, who will advance to play Michigan State on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET. Watch all Thursday games live on BTN/BTN2Go and look at back at this games stats with the GameTracker.
There were two Big Ten men’s basketball games on Thursday night, highlighted by Michigan State’s impressive 86-76 victory over Iowa on Senior Night. Penn State cruised to a 59-32 win over Northwestern in the other conference matchup.
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Bethany Doolittle scored a career-high 26 points as Iowa cruised to an impressive 81-62 victory over Illinois in the opening round of the 2014 Big Ten Women’s basketball tournament. Freshman Ally Disterhoft added a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who will play Purdue on Friday afternoon. Amber Moore led Illinois with 26 points in the loss. Watch all Thursday games live on BTN/BTN2Go and look at back at this games stats with the GameTracker.
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Ohio State eliminated Northwestern 86-77 in the opening game of the 2014 Big Ten Women’s basketball Tournament. Ameryst Alston scored a game-high 30 points for the Buckeyes, who advance to play Penn State on Friday. Watch all Thursday games live on BTN/BTN2Go and look at back at this games stats with the GameTracker.
Shannon Scott knows what’s on the line this Sunday when Michigan State comes to Ohio State for the regular-season finale. The Buckeyes need to regain their mojo after dropping their last two games: at Penn State and at Indiana. Honestly, those were two contests Ohio State should have won. The defeats killed a three-game winning streak and run of six victories in seven games for the Buckeyes. Is self-doubt creeping back into the mind of a team that earlier this season lost four in a row and five of six games after a 15-0 start?