staff, staff, March 2, 2014

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.

[ MORE: View the official 2014 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament bracket (PDF) ]

Penn State and Michigan State finished 13-3 in Big Ten play, but due to a head-to-head win over the Spartans on Jan. 19, the Lady Lions earned the No. 1 seed. Nebraska and Purdue also earned first-round byes, entering the tournament as the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds, respectively.

The Huskers finished the conference season with a 12-4 record, while the Boilermakers posted an 11-5 Big Ten mark.

The tournament will tip off at noon ET on Thursday, with No. 8 Ohio State taking on No. 9 Northwestern in the first of four games on the opening day.

BTN/BTN2Go will air all 10 games leading up to the championship Sunday afternoon.

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Here's a photo gallery from Penn State celebrating its third straight Big Ten crown on Saturday: