2014 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2014 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was a tournament from March 6 through March 9 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The first round, quarterfinals and semifinals games was televised on the Big Ten Network and the championship was on ESPN. Nebraska defeated Iowa to win their first Big Ten Title in women's basketball history. With that win, the Cornhuskers received the Big Ten Conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
|2014 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|Champions||Nebraska (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Connie Yori (1st title)|
|MVP||Rachel Theriot (Nebraska)|
|Television||BTN and ESPN|
|2013–14 Big Ten women's basketball standings|
|#14 Penn State||13||–||3||.813||24||–||8||.750|
|#20 Michigan State||13||–||3||.813||23||–||10||.697|
|#13 Nebraska †||12||–||4||.750||26||–||7||.788|
|† 2014 Big Ten Tournament winner |
As of 10:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll
All 12 Big Ten schools participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2013–14 Big Ten Conference season record. The top 4 teams received a first-round bye.
Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season:
|Seed||School||Conf||Tiebreak 1||Tiebreak 2|
|#1||Penn State||13-3||1-0 vs. Mich St.|
|#2||Michigan State||13-3||0-1 vs. Penn St.|
|#4||Purdue||11-5||1-0 vs. Iowa|
|#5||Iowa||11-5||0-1 vs. Purdue|
|#6||Minnesota||8–8||1–0 vs. Mich|
|#7||Michigan||8–8||0–1 vs. Minn|
|#8||Ohio State||5-11||2-0 vs. Ind, NW|
|#9||Northwestern||5-11||1-1 vs. Ind, Ohio St.|
|#10||Indiana||5-11||0-2 vs. NW, Ohio St.|
|First Round - Thursday, March 6|
|Quarterfinals - Friday, March 7|
|Semifinals - Saturday, March 8|
|Championship Game - Sunday, March 9|
|Games times in Eastern Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Thursday, March 6
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8
Sunday, March 9
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- "2014 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). bigten.org. Retrieved 19 November 2013.