BTN.com staff, March 3, 2013
Every Big Ten women's basketball team was in action Sunday, the final day of the regular season. But it wasn't until the sixth and final game of the day that a champion was crowned, as No. 7 Penn State dropped No. 20 Nebraska to win its second consecutive outright Big Ten championship. Get caught up on all the action with stats, recaps and video highlights/interviews in this post.
Ohio State 66, Michigan 55: BOX | RECAP
Ohio State was bound and determined to send its seniors out in style Sunday and they made sure to do just that with a 66-55 win over Michigan Sunday at Value City Arena — its third straight win over an NCAA Tournament-caliber team. The win moves Ohio State to 7-9 in the Big Ten and 17-12 overall, good enough to get the attention of the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
Minnesota 59, Indiana 53: BOX | RECAP
Junior Micaëlla Riché posted her fifth-career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the University of Minnesota (18-12, 7-9 B1G) women's basketball team to a 59-53 victory at Indiana (11-18, 2-14 B1G) Sunday afternoon from Assembly Hall.
Michigan State 54, Wisconsin 48: BOX | RECAP
Iowa 62, Northwestern 45: BOX | RECAP
The University of Iowa women's basketball team disposed of Northwestern 62-45 on Sunday in Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Hawkeyes (19-11 overall, 8-8 Big Ten) are the No. 7 seed and open the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, March 7, against Northwestern (13-16, 5-11), the No. 10 seed.
No. 25 Purdue 76, Illinois 65: BOX | AP RECAP
Courtney Moses scored 21 points, leading four Purdue players in double figures, and the 25th-ranked Boilermakers defeated Illinois 76-65 on Sunday. Drey Mingo scored 18 and Sam Ostarello and KK Houser had 12 points apiece. Ostarello had nine rebounds while Houser contributed seven rebounds and eight assists for Purdue (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten)
No. 7 Penn State 82, No. 20 Nebraska 67: BOX | AP RECAP
Penn State wanted the Big Ten championship all to itself, and the Lady Lions played like it. Maggie Lucas scored 34 points to lead the seventh-ranked Lady Lions to an 82-67 victory over No. 20 Nebraska on Sunday, clinching their second straight outright conference championship and ending the Cornhuskers' 10-game win streak.