2009–10 Big Ten Conference women's basketball season

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2009–10 Big Ten Conference women's basketball season
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League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 2009
through March, 2010
Number of teams 11
TV partner(s) Big Ten Network, ESPN
Regular Season
Champion TBD
Runners-Up TBD
Season MVP TBD
Top scorer TBD
Tournament
Champions Ohio State
  Runners-up Iowa
Tournament MVP TBD
Basketball seasons
← 08–09
10–11 →
2009–10 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Ohio State 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#24 Michigan State 12 6   .667     23 10   .697
Wisconsin 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Iowa 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Purdue 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Michigan 8 10   .444     20 13   .606
Penn State 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Illinois 7 11   .389     19 14   .576
Northwestern 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
Indiana 7 11   .389     14 16   .467
Minnesota 6 12   .333     13 17   .433
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of 3-27-2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Big Ten Conference women's basketball season marked the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive basketball among Big Ten Conference members.

Offseason[edit]

  • On July 30, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), on behalf of the Wade Coalition, announced the 2009-2010 preseason "Wade Watch" list for The State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year. The nominees are made up of top NCAA Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade. This is based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability. The list of Big Ten athletes are as follows:
  • Jantel Lavender, Ohio State [1]
  • Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State [1]
  • Jenna Smith, Illinois[2]

Season outlook[edit]

Preseason[edit]

  • October 29: Ohio State junior Jantel Lavender was selected as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year by the conference coaches and a panel of media members.[3]

Preseason polls[edit]

  • Coaches Polls
    • 1. Ohio State
    • 2. Michigan State
    • 3. Minnesota
    • 4. Purdue
    • 5. Iowa
    • 6. Illinois
    • 7. Penn State
    • 8. Northwestern
    • 9. Indiana
    • 10. Wisconsin
    • 11. Michigan

Preseason All-Big Ten Coaches Team[edit]

  • JENNA SMITH, Sr., F, ILL
  • Allyssa DeHaan, Sr., C, MSU
  • JANTEL LAVENDER, Jr., C, OSU
  • Samantha Prahalis, So., G, OSU
  • Tyra Grant, Sr., F, PSU

Preseason All-Big Ten Media Team[edit]

  • Jenna Smith, Sr., F, ILL
  • Allyssa DeHaan, Sr., C, MSU
  • JANTEL LAVENDER, Jr., C, OSU
  • Samantha Prahalis, So., G, OSU
  • Tyra Grant, Sr., F, PSU

[3]

Regular season[edit]

November[edit]

  • Nov. 11: The Big Ten and Big 12 Conferences announced the formation of an annual inter-conference challenge for women’s basketball. The challenge will span at least two years and will begin in the fall of 2010. The series will feature a home-and-home format over the initial two-year agreement, and each of the Big 12’s teams will play in each Challenge, while one Big Ten team, Wisconsin, will play two Challenge games each year.[4]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

2009 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Schedule[edit]

Date Visiting Team Home Team Score Leading Scorer Attendance
Dec. 2/09 Georgia Tech Penn State G Tech 64-60[5] Tyra Grant, PSU (20) TBD
Dec. 2/09 Illinois Wake Forest Illinois, 65-50[6] Jenna Smith, Illinois (27) TBD
Dec. 2/09 Boston College Iowa BC, 72-67[7] Kamilee Wahlin, Iowa (23) TBD
Dec. 3/09 Michigan Virginia Tech Mich, 71-51 Veronica Hicks, Michigan (19)[8] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Clemson Northwestern CLEM, 69-68 Kirstyn Wright, Clemson (22) TBD
Dec. 3/09 Minnesota Maryland MD, 66-45 Kim Rodgers, Maryland (14)[9] TBD
Dec. 3/09 North Carolina Michigan State MSU, 72-66 Italee Lucas, North Carolina (29)[10] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Ohio State Duke Duke, 83-67 Jasmine Thomas, Duke (29) TBD
Dec. 3/09 Purdue Virginia VA, 56-49 Brittany Rayburn, Purdue (19)[11] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Florida State Indiana FSU, 82-74 Jori Davis, Indiana (23)[12] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Wisconsin NC State Wisc, 53-48 Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin (13)[13] TBD

Rankings[edit]

The rankings are based on the ESPN/USA Today poll.

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Final^
Illinois NR
Indiana NR
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State 10 25 22 20
Minnesota
Northwestern
Ohio State 3[14] 3 3 7
Purdue 23
Wisconsin

^Final Poll = ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

In season honors[edit]

Players of the week

Throughout the conference regular season, the Big Ten offices named a player of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week
11/16/09
11/23/09
11/30/09
12/7/09
12/14/09
12/21/09
12/28/08
1/4/10
1/11/10
1/18/10
1/25/10
2/1/10
2/8/10
2/15/10
2/22/10
3/1/10
3/8/10
Midseason watch lists

Conference honors[edit]

Honor Coaches Media
Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
Freshman of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Sixth Woman of the Year
All Big Ten First Team
All Big Ten Second Team
All Big Ten Third Team
All-Freshman Team
All Defensive Team

All-Big Ten academic team[edit]

National awards and honors[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Big Ten Tournament[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

# of Bids Record Win % R32 S16 E8 F4 CG
0–0

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

# of Bids Record Win % R2 R3 SF CG
0–0

See also[edit]

References[edit]