Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

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Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Sport College basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
Number of teams 14
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Sears Centre Arena
Current location Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Played 1995–present
Last contest 2015
Current champion Maryland Terrapins (1)
Most championships Purdue Boilermakers (9)
TV partner(s) Big Ten Network, ESPN
Official website BigTen.Org Women's Basketball

The Big Ten Conference women's basketball tournament is held annually at the end of the women's college basketball regular season. The tournament has been played each year since 1995. The winner of the tournament is designated the Big Ten Tournament Champion, and receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA women's basketball tournament. The tournament is typically held the first week of March with games played Wednesday thru Sunday.

The Big Ten did not begin sponsoring women's basketball until the 1982–83 basketball season. In February 1982 during the 1981–82 season, the conference held a tournament at Michigan State in which Ohio State defeated Illinois 69–66 in the championship game. The conference has listed this in some publications as a regular season championship.

Maryland and Rutgers joined the Big Ten Conference for the 2014-2015 season bringing the conference to 14 teams. The 2015 Big Ten Conference Tournament was the first for each school with Maryland winning their first tournament title in their debut season.

The Big Ten Network broadcasts the First Round, Second Round, Quarterfinals and Semifinals of the tournament with the Championship Game on the ESPN family of networks.

Results[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up Most Outstanding Player Site
1995 Penn State 68–63 Ohio State Missy Masley, Penn State Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
1996 Penn State 71–69 Purdue Angie Potthoff, Penn State Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
1997 Iowa 63–56 Illinois Angela Hamblin, Iowa RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana
1998 Purdue 59–49 Penn State Andrea Garner, Penn State RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana
1999 Purdue 80–76 Illinois Stephanie White, Purdue RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana
2000 Purdue 71–63 Penn State Helen Darling, Penn State Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2001 Iowa 75–70 Purdue Cara Consuegra, Iowa Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2002 Indiana 75–72 Penn State Heather Cassady, Indiana Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2003 Purdue 67–65 Ohio State Shereka Wright, Purdue Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2004 Purdue 59–58 Penn State Shereka Wright, Purdue Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2005 Michigan State 55–49 Minnesota Kristin Haynie, Michigan State Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2006 Ohio State 63–60 Purdue Brandie Hoskins, Ohio State Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2007 Purdue 64–52 Ohio State Katie Gearlds, Purdue Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2008 Purdue 58–56 Illinois FahKara Malone, Purdue Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2009 Ohio State 67–66 Purdue Jantel Lavender, Ohio State Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2010 Ohio State 66–64 Iowa Jantel Lavender, Ohio State Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2011 Ohio State 84–70 Penn State Jantel Lavender, Ohio State Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2012 Purdue 74–70 Nebraska Brittany Rayburn, Purdue Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2013 Purdue 62–47 Michigan State Drey Mingo, Purdue Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
2014 Nebraska 72–65 Iowa Rachel Theriot, Nebraska Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
2015 Maryland 77-74 Ohio State Lexie Brown, Maryland Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
2016 Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

Championships by school[edit]

School Big Ten
Championships
Last
Big Ten
Championship
Illinois 0 ---
Indiana 1 2002
Iowa 2 2001
Maryland 1 2015
Michigan 0 ---
Michigan State 1 2005
Minnesota 0 ---
Nebraska 1 2014
Northwestern 0 ---
Ohio State 4 2011
Penn State 2 1996
Purdue 9 2013
Rutgers 0 ---
Wisconsin 0 ---

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