The Big Ten announced Sunday the bracket for the 2014 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, held Thursday-Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Penn State and Michigan State collected the top two seeds after each earned shares of the Big Ten Championship.
For the fourth time in as many tries, Indiana knocked off a ranked Big Ten team at Assembly Hall. This time, the Hoosiers dropped No. 20 Ohio State, 72-64. In other action, No. 19 Iowa held off Purdue, 83-76, and No. 14 Wisconsin took down Penn State, 71-66. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
When KK Houser tore her ACL on Feb. 2 at Michigan State, it was assumed the Purdue senior would never touch the floor again in a college game. In a chilling moment Sunday, also Purdue’s Senior Day, the Boilermakers started Houser. She played the first 2:34, and then went back on the court in the closing moments to get her final curtain call.
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.
At halftime of Sunday’s game vs. No. 14 Wisconsin, Penn State honored Brandon Ream, a former Penn State punter and one of the most beloved student-athletes from Centre County who passed away in November at the age of 29 after a two-year battle with cancer.
We decided to have a little fun providing a preview to this year’s B1G Wrestling Championships on March 8-9 at Wisconsin. BTN wrestling analyst Jim Gibbons, an NCAA champion both as a wrestler and coach at Iowa State, will break down one weight class a day, and pick a winner, each day through March 7. Today, it’s the 197-pound weight class.