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.[3] 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
ClassificationDivision I
Season201314
Teams12
SiteBankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
ChampionsNebraska (1st title)
Winning coachConnie Yori (1st title)
MVPRachel Theriot (Nebraska)
Attendance35,407
TelevisionBTN and ESPN
2013–14 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#14 Penn State133 .813  248  .750
#20 Michigan State133 .813  2310  .697
#13 Nebraska124 .750  267  .788
#17 Purdue115 .688  229  .710
#19 Iowa115 .688  279  .750
Minnesota88 .500  2213  .629
Michigan88 .500  2014  .588
Indiana511 .313  2113  .618
Northwestern511 .313  1716  .515
Ohio State511 .313  1718  .486
Wisconsin313 .188  1019  .345
Illinois214 .125  921  .300
2014 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of 10:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

Seeds

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.
#3 Nebraska 12-4
#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.
#11 Wisconsin 3-13
#12 Illinois 2-14

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Score
First Round - Thursday, March 6
1
1
12:00pm
Northwestern vs. Ohio State
BTN 77–86
2
2:30pm
Illinois vs. Iowa
BTN 62–81
2
3
6:30pm
Indiana vs. Michigan
BTN 57–82
4
9:00pm
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota
BTN 68–74OT
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 7
3
5
12:00pm
Ohio State vs. Penn State
BTN 99–82[4]
6
2:30pm
Iowa vs. Purdue
BTN 87–80
4
7
6:30pm
Michigan vs. Michigan State
BTN 58–61
8
9:00pm
Minnesota vs. Nebraska
BTN 67–80
Semifinals - Saturday, March 8
5
9
3:30pm
Ohio State vs. Iowa
BTN 73–77
10
6:00pm
Nebraska vs. Michigan State
BTN 86–58
Championship Game - Sunday, March 9
6
11
1:00pm
Iowa vs. Nebraska
ESPN 65–72
Games times in Eastern Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

[5]

  First Round
Thursday, March 6
BTN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 7
BTN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 8
BTN
Championship
Sunday, March 9
ESPN
                                     
       
  1 Penn State 82  
    8 Ohio State 99  
8 Ohio State 86
9 Northwestern 77  
  8 Ohio State 73  
  5 Iowa 77  
       
       
  5 Iowa 87
    4 Purdue 80  
5 Iowa 81
12 Illinois 62  
  5 Iowa 65
  3 Nebraska 72
       
       
  2 Michigan State 61
    7 Michigan 57  
7 Michigan 82
10 Indiana 57  
  2 Michigan State 58
  3 Nebraska 86  
       
       
  3 Nebraska 80
    6 Minnesota 67  
6 Minnesota 74OT
11 Wisconsin 68  

See also

References

  1. "NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Standings - 2013-14". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014.
  2. "2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Mar. 17)". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014.
  3. "Big Ten 2013-2014 Championship/Tournament Schedule". Big Ten Conference. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  4. "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Lady Lions - Recap". ESPN. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  5. "2014 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). bigten.org. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
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