2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason tournament was held from March 2–6, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Maryland won their 2nd Big Ten Women's Tournament and earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
2016 Tournament logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season201516
Teams14
SiteBankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
ChampionsMaryland (2nd title)
Winning coachBrenda Frese (2nd title)
MVPShatori Walker-Kimbrough (Maryland)
Attendance33,837
TelevisionBig Ten Network, ESPN
2015–16 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#5 Maryland162 .889  314  .886
#9 Ohio State153 .833  268  .765
#16 Michigan State135 .722  259  .735
Indiana126 .667  2112  .636
Minnesota117 .611  2012  .625
Purdue108 .556  2012  .625
Michigan99 .500  2114  .600
Nebraska99 .500  1813  .581
Iowa810 .444  1914  .576
Rutgers810 .444  1915  .559
Penn State612 .333  1219  .387
Northwestern414 .222  1817  .514
Wisconsin315 .167  722  .241
Illinois216 .111  921  .300
2016 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

All 14 Big Ten schools participate in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2015–16 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 16–2
#2 Ohio State 15–3
#3 Michigan State 13–5
#4 Indiana 12–6
#5 Minnesota 11–7
#6 Purdue 10–8
#7 Nebraska 9–9 1–0 vs. Michigan
#8 Michigan 9–9 0–1 vs. Nebraska
#9 Iowa 8–10 1–0 vs. Rutgers
#10 Rutgers 8–10 0–1 vs. Iowa
#11 Penn State 6–12
#12 Northwestern 4–14
#13 Wisconsin 3–15
#14 Illinois 2–16

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round - Wednesday, March 2
1
1
1:30 pm
#13 Wisconsin vs. #12 Northwestern
BTN
2
4:00 pm
#14 Illinois vs. #11 Penn State
Second round - Thursday, March 3
2
3
12:00 pm
#9 Iowa vs. #8 Michigan
BTN
4,783
4
2:30 pm
#12 Northwestern vs. #5 Minnesota
3
5
6:30 pm
#10 Rutgers vs. #7 Nebraska
5,011
6
9:00 pm
#11 Penn State vs. #6 Purdue
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 4
4
7
12:00 pm
#9 Iowa vs. #1 Maryland
BTN
6,606
8
2:30 pm
#12 Northwestern vs. #4 Indiana
5
9
6:30 pm
#10 Rutgers vs. #2 Ohio State
6,043
10
9:00 pm
#6 Purdue vs. #3 Michigan State
Semifinals - Saturday, March 5
6
11
3:00 pm
#1 Maryland vs. #12 Northwestern
BTN
6,285
12
5:30 pm
#2 Ohio State vs. #3 Michigan State
Championship - Sunday, March 6
7
13
7:00 pm
#1 Maryland vs. #3 Michigan State
ESPN
5,109

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

Bracket

[1]

  First round
Wednesday, March 2
BTN
Second round
Thursday, March 3
BTN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 4
BTN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 5
BTN
Championship
Sunday, March 6
ESPN
                                               
1 Maryland 75  
    9 Iowa 55  
8 Michigan 85
9 Iowa 97  
  1 Maryland 83  
  12 Northwestern 62  
4 Indiana 73
    12 Northwestern 79  
5 Minnesota 74
    12 Northwestern 84  
12 Northwestern 76OT
13 Wisconsin 72  
1 Maryland 60
3 Michigan State 44
2 Ohio State 73  
    10 Rutgers 58  
7 Nebraska 63
10 Rutgers 66  
  2 Ohio State 63
  3 Michigan State 82  
3 Michigan State 65
    6 Purdue 64  
6 Purdue 70
    11 Penn State 59  
11 Penn State   75
14 Illinois   66  

See also

References

  1. "2016 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). bigten.org. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
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