2015 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was being held from March 4–8, 2015 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL.

2015 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams14
SiteSears Centre
Hoffman Estates, IL
ChampionsMaryland Terrapins (1st title)
Winning coachBrenda Frese (1st title)
MVPLexie Brown (Maryland)
Attendance21,706
TelevisionBig Ten Network and ESPN
2014–15 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#4 Maryland180 1.000  343  .919
#18 Iowa144 .778  268  .765
#23 Ohio State135 .722  2411  .686
#22 Northwestern126 .667  239  .719
Rutgers126 .667  2310  .697
Minnesota117 .611  2310  .697
Nebraska108 .556  2111  .656
Michigan810 .444  2015  .571
Michigan State711 .389  1615  .516
Illinois612 .333  1516  .484
Wisconsin513 .278  920  .310
Indiana414 .222  1516  .484
Purdue315 .167  1120  .355
Penn State315 .167  624  .200
2015 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of April 5, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

All 14 Big Ten schools participate in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2014–15 Big Ten Conference season record. The top 10 teams received a first-round bye and the top 4 teams received a double bye.

Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season:

Seed School Conf Tiebreak 1 Tiebreak 2
#1 Maryland 18–0
#2 Iowa 14-4
#3 Ohio State 13-5
#4 Northwestern 12-6 1-0 vs. Rutgers
#5 Rutgers 12-6 0-1 vs. Northwestern
#6 Minnesota 11-7
#7 Nebraska 10-8
#8 Michigan 8–10
#9 Michigan State 7–11
#10 Illinois 6–12
#11 Wisconsin 5-13
#12 Indiana 4-14
#13 Penn State 3-15 1-0 vs. Purdue
#14 Purdue 3-15 0-1 vs. Penn State

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Score
First round - Wednesday, March 4
1 1 5:00 pm #13 Penn State vs. #12 Indiana 63-68[1]
2 7:30 pm #14 Purdue vs. #11 Wisconsin 58-56[2]
Second round - Thursday, March 5
2 3 11:30 am #9 Michigan State vs. #8 Michigan BTN 69-49[3]
4 2:00 pm #12 Indiana vs. #5 Rutgers BTN 52-63[4]
3 5 6:00 pm #10 Illinois vs. #7 Nebraska BTN 71-86[5]
6 8:30 pm #14 Purdue vs. #6 Minnesota BTN 78-82[6]
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 6
4 7 11:30 am #9 Michigan State vs. #1 Maryland BTN 60-70[7]
8 2:00 pm #5 Rutgers vs. #4 Northwestern BTN 57-62[8]
5 9 6:00 pm #7 Nebraska vs. #2 Iowa BTN 65-74[9]
10 8:30 pm #6 Minnesota vs. #3 Ohio State BTN 71-83[10]
Semifinals - Saturday, March 7
6 11 6:00 pm #4 Northwestern vs. #1 Maryland BTN 63-74[11]
12 8:30 pm #3 Ohio State vs. #2 Iowa BTN 91-85[12] OT
Championship - Sunday, March 8
7 13 6:00pm #3 Ohio State vs. #1 Maryland ESPN 74-77[13]

*Game times in Central Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

[14]

  First round
Wednesday, March 4
Second round
Thursday, March 5
BTN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 6
BTN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 7
BTN
Championship
Sunday, March 8
ESPN
                                               
1 Maryland 70  
    9 Michigan State 60  
8 Michigan 49
9 Michigan State 69  
  1 Maryland 74  
  4 Northwestern 63  
4 Northwestern 62
    5 Rutgers 57  
5 Rutgers 63
    12 Indiana 52  
12 Indiana 68
13 Penn State 63  
1 Maryland 77
3 Ohio State 74
2 Iowa 74  
    7 Nebraska 65  
7 Nebraska 86
10 Illinois 71  
  2 Iowa 85
  3 Ohio State 91OT  
3 Ohio State 83
    6 Minnesota 71  
6 Minnesota 82
    14 Purdue 78  
11 Wisconsin 56
14 Purdue 58  

All-Tournament Team

  • Lexie Brown, Guard, Maryland (Most Outstanding Player)
  • Bethany Doolittle, Center, Iowa
  • Alexa Hart, Forward, Ohio State
  • Kelsey Mitchell, Guard, Ohio State
  • Amanda Zahui B., Center, Minnesota

See also

References

  1. "Indiana Advances Past Penn State, 68-63". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. "Purdue Edges Wisconsin, 58-56". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  3. "Michigan State Defeats Michigan, 69-49". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  4. "Rutgers Advances Past Indiana, 63-52". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  5. "Nebraska Powers Past Illinois, 86-71". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  6. "Minnesota Holds Off Purdue, 82-78". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  7. "Maryland Tops Michigan State, 70-60". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  8. "Northwestern Outlasts Rutgers, 62-57". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 13, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  9. "Balance leads Iowa women past Nebraska, 74-65". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  10. "Ohio State Defeats Minnesota, 83-71". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  11. "Maryland downs Northwestern 74-63 in semifinals". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  12. "Ohio State women top Iowa, 91-85, in OT". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  13. "Maryland beats Ohio State, 77-74, in Big Ten final". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  14. "2015 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). bigten.org. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
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