BTN.com staff, March 4, 2016
The Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament semifinals are set.
Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State and Michigan State advanced in Friday's quarterfinal in Indianapolis.
In the opener, No. 1 seeded Maryland eliminated No. 9 Iowa, 75-55. No. 12 Northwestern followed that with an impressive 79-73 upset victory over No. 4 Indiana, while No. 2 Ohio State cruised by No. 10 Rutgers in the third game, 73-58. No. 3 Michigan State closed out the action with a thrilling 65-64 win over No. 6 Purdue.
The day 1 recap is here and the day 2 recap is here – both with video highlights from each game. Here are the tourney scoreboards: Wednesday's results, Thursday's results, Friday's results. Also, follow updates from the teams on Twitter with this Big Ten women's basketball feed.
We'll post highlights throughout the tourney in a variety of places, including below and on our women's basketball playlist on YouTube.
Game 8 – No. 12 Northwestern 79, No. 4 Indiana 73: Nia Coffey scored 26 points and Christen Inman had 14 of her 18 in the fourth quarter as 12th-seeded Northwestern upset fourth-seeded Indiana 79-73 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. BOX SCORE | RECAP
Game 9 – No. 2 Ohio State 73, No. 10 Rutgers 58: Kelsey Mitchell scored a Big Ten Tournament record 43 points and No. 9 Ohio State overcame a slow first half to beat Rutgers 73-58 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals. BOX SCORE | RECAP
Game 10 – No. 3 Michigan State 65, No. 6 Purdue 64: Aerial Powers scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 3 Michigan State topped No. 6 Purdue 65-64 on Friday night to advance to the Big Ten Women's Tournament semifinals. BOX SCORE | RECAP
- Game 11 – No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 1 Maryland – 3 p.m. BTN2Go
- Game 12 – No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Ohio State – 5:30 p.m. BTN2Go