Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, March 19, 2016
Three Big Ten women's basketball teams were in action today in the NCAA Tournament, while Michigan took on Bucknell in a WNIT contest.
Purdue and Maryland took the floor first on Saturday afternoon. The Terps cruised to an impressive 74-58 victory over Iona, while Purdue fell to Oklahoma, 61-45.
Indiana closed out the night with a 62-58 win over Georgia, marking its first NCAA tourney victory since 1983.
Michigan got a commanding 95-72 win over Bucknell in WNIT action.
Catch up on all of Saturday's Big Ten women's basketball action.
Maryland 74, Iona 58: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points, and second-seeded Maryland ruined Iona's debut in the NCAA Tournament with a sloppy 74-58 victory Saturday. Read full AP recap.
Oklahoma 61, Purdue 45: Peyton Little scored 20 points, Maddie Manning added 12 and No. 6 seed Oklahoma blocked 13 shots to shut down 11th-seeded Purdue 61-45 for a first-round NCAA Tournament victory on Saturday. Read full AP recap.
Indiana 62, Georgia 58: Tyra Buss scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half Saturday night to lead No. 9 seed Indiana to a 62-58 win over eight-seed Georgia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Read full AP recap.
Michigan 95, Bucknell 72: Hallie Thome scored 24 points, while Siera Thompson added 20 points and five assists to lead Michigan to a 95-72 win over Bucknell in the WNIT on Saturday afternoon.