2017 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2017 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was the postseason tournament held from March 1–5, 2017 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

2017 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
2017 Tournament logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season201617
Teams14
SiteBankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
ChampionsMaryland (3rd title)
Winning coachBrenda Frese (3rd title)
MVPBrionna Jones (Maryland)
Attendance32,417
TelevisionBig Ten Network, ESPN2
2016–17 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#4 Maryland151 .938  323  .914
#11 Ohio State*151 .938  287  .800
Michigan115 .688  289  .757
Indiana106 .625  2311  .676
Purdue106 .625  2313  .639
Michigan State97 .563  2112  .636
Penn State97 .563  2111  .656
Northwestern88 .500  2011  .645
Iowa88 .500  2014  .588
Minnesota511 .313  1516  .484
Illinois313 .188  922  .290
Wisconsin313 .188  922  .290
Nebraska313 .188  722  .241
Rutgers313 .188  624  .200
2017 Big Ten Tournament winner
*Tournament #1 seed
Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

All 14 Big Ten schools participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2016–17 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 Ohio State 15–1 1–0 vs. Maryland
2 Maryland 15–1 0–1 vs. Ohio State
3 Michigan 11–5
4 Indiana 10–6 1–0 vs. Purdue
5 Purdue 10–6 0–1 vs. Indiana
6 Michigan State 9–7 1–0 vs. Penn State
7 Penn State 9–7 0–1 vs. Michigan State
8 Iowa 8–8 1–0 vs. Northwestern
9 Northwestern 8–8 0–1 vs. Iowa
10 Minnesota 5–11
11 Wisconsin 3–13 3–1 vs. Ill, Neb, Rutg
12 Illinois 3–13 2–1 vs. Wisc, Neb, Rutg
13 Nebraska 3–13 1–2 vs. Wisc, Ill, Rutg
14 Rutgers 3–13 1–3 vs. Wisc, Ill, Neb

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance Score
First round - Wednesday, March 1
1 1 1:30 pm #13 Nebraska vs. #12 Illinois BTN 4,830 70–79
2 4:00 pm #14 Rutgers vs. #11 Wisconsin 55–61
Second round - Thursday, March 2
2 3 12:00 pm #9 Northwestern vs. #8 Iowa BTN 3,570 78–73
4 2:30 pm #12 Illinois vs. #5 Purdue 58–72
3 5 6:30 pm #10 Minnesota vs. #7 Penn State 3,431 70–64
6 9:00 pm #11 Wisconsin vs. #6 Michigan State 63-70
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 3
4 7 12:00 pm #9 Northwestern vs. #1 Ohio State BTN 5,004 68–99
8 2:30 pm #5 Purdue vs. #4 Indiana 66–60
5 9 6:30 pm #10 Minnesota vs. #2 Maryland 4,065 80–92
10 9:00 pm #6 Michigan State vs. #3 Michigan 74–64
Semifinals - Saturday, March 4
6 11 3:00 pm #5 Purdue vs. #1 Ohio State BTN 5,408 71–60
12 5:30 pm #6 Michigan State vs. #2 Maryland 100–89
Championship - Sunday, March 5
7 13 7:00 pm #5 Purdue vs. #2 Maryland ESPN2 6,109 74–64

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

Bracket

[1]

  First round
Wednesday, March 1
BTN
Second round
Thursday, March 2
BTN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 3
BTN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 4
BTN
Championship
Sunday, March 5
ESPN2
                                               
1 Ohio State 99  
    9 Northwestern 68  
8 Iowa 73
9 Northwestern 78  
  1 Ohio State 60  
  5 Purdue 71  
4 Indiana 60
    5 Purdue 66  
5 Purdue 72
    12 Illinois 58  
12 Illinois 79
13 Nebraska 70  
5 Purdue 64
2 Maryland 74
2 Maryland 92  
    10 Minnesota 80  
7 Penn State 64
10 Minnesota 70  
  2 Maryland 100
  6 Michigan State 89  
3 Michigan 64
    6 Michigan State 74  
6 Michigan State 70
    11 Wisconsin 63  
11 Wisconsin 61
14 Rutgers 55  

See also

References

  1. "2017 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). bigten.org. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
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