staff, March 17, 2016

Five Big Ten women's hoops teams play their opening games of the 2016 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday. Click the matchups in this post to go to the live game center pages for each game.

On Friday, No. 4 seed Michigan State plays No. 13 Belmont at noon ET on ESPN2 followed No. 3 seed Ohio State playing No. 14 seed Buffalo at 2:30 p.m., also on ESPN2. Saturday's games are No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 15 Iowa (1:30 p.m., ESPN2) No. 11 Purdue vs. No. 6 Oklahoma  (1:30 p.m., ESPN2), and No. 9 Indiana vs. No. 8 Georgia (9 p.m., ESPN2). has the best women's online bracket out there – find it here. We also have our own women's scoreboard, which includes NIT scores. In the WNIT, Michigan and Minnesota won first round games on Wednesday.

On Thursday, four more teams play in the WNIT:  Georgetown vs. Rutgers, Ball State vs. Iowa, UNI vs. Nebraska, and San Diego vs. Northwestern. The website has a useful page with links to watch all of the WNIT games live online.

All of these team are on Twitter and listed on our Big Ten women's hoops Twitter list. It's good way to see what each team is up to either during the game or leading up to the games.

When we available video highlights, they'll live in the Big Ten women's basketball playlist on our YouTube page.