staff, September 27, 2012

BTN will televise 40 women?s basketball conference matchups for the 2012-13 season, along with 10 Big Ten Women?s Basketball Tournament games, and an additional number of non-conference games. The games also will be available on BTN2Go.

The conference slate opens on Thursday, January 3, with Ohio State at Iowa. Throughout the season, BTN will feature games on most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays during conference play.

The Big Ten, which finished the 2011-12 season with four teams ranked in the top-25, is expected to have several ranked teams heading into the upcoming season. Last year, the Nittany Lions won their first Big Ten regular-season title since 2004 and made it to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. Minnesota, after losing senior Kiara Buford, will have a strong point guard in sophomore Rachel Banham, while Ohio State?s senior guard Tayler Hill and the Buckeyes will have to overcome the loss of last year?s Big Ten Women?s Basketball Player of the Year Samantha Prahalis. Illinois, Indiana and Michigan all welcome new head coaches who will be trying to make their mark in the Big Ten.

BTN will also stream a select number of games. When it is completed the schedule of non-conference and streamed games can be found at

Highlights and coverage of Big Ten women?s basketball will be featured on the Women?s Sports Report, which will air before games on Thursdays during conference play. Host Dara McIntosh and analysts Kara Lentz and Michelle McMahon will discuss Big Ten matchups and breakout performances from all the past week?s games.

All times listed are ET.

Thursday, January 3 6:30 or 8:30 PM Ohio State at Iowa
Sunday, January 6 TBD Penn State at Michigan State
Thursday, January 10 6:30 PM Nebraska at Indiana
8:30 PM Iowa at Wisconsin
Sunday, January 13 2:00 PM Wisconsin at Michigan
4:00 PM Michigan State at Illinois
Monday, January 14 6:30 or 7:30 PM Ohio State at Purdue
Thursday, January 17 6:00 PM Iowa at Michigan State
Sunday, January 20 4:00 PM Purdue at Iowa
6:00 PM Nebraska at Minnesota
Monday, January 21 6:30 or 7:30 PM Penn State at Michigan
Thursday, January 24 6:30 PM Minnesota at Penn State
8:30 PM Northwestern at Purdue
Sunday, January 27 1:00 PM Penn State at Ohio State
Monday, January 28 7:00 PM Indiana at Northwestern
9:00 PM Illinois at Minnesota
Thursday, January 31 6:30 PM Nebraska at Ohio State
8:30 PM Indiana at Purdue
Monday, February 4 6:30 or 7:30 PM Michigan at Michigan State
Thursday, February 7 6:30 PM Penn State at Indiana
8:30 PM Iowa at Minnesota
Sunday, February 10 12:00 PM Michigan at Purdue
2:00 PM Minnesota at Illinois
4:00 PM Ohio State at Northwestern
Monday, February 11 7:30 or 8:30 PM Nebraska at Iowa
Thursday, February 14 9:00 PM Ohio State at Nebraska
Saturday, February 16 TBD Michigan State at Michigan
Monday, February 18 7:30 PM Wisconsin at Illinois
Thursday, February 21 6:00 PM Minnesota at Ohio State
Saturday, February 23 1:00 PM Wisconsin at Northwestern
3:00 PM Indiana at Illinois
Sunday, February 24 1:00 PM Michigan at Penn State
3:00 PM Iowa at Nebraska
Monday, February 25 6:30 PM Michigan State at Ohio State
Thursday, February 28 6:30 or 7:00 PM Wildcard
8:30 or 9:00 PM Wildcard
Sunday, March 3 12:00 PM Wildcard
2:00 PM Wildcard
4:00 PM Wildcard
6:00 PM Wildcard
Thursday, March 7 12:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #1
3:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #2
7:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #3
9:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #4
Friday, March 8 12:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #5
3:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #6
7:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #7
9:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #8
Saturday, March 9 5:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Semifinal #1
7:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Semifinal #2