2014 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

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2014 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2013–14
Teams 12
Site Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Champions Nebraska (1st title)
Winning coach Connie Yori (1st title)
MVP Rachel Theriot (Nebraska)
Attendance 35,407
Television BTN and ESPN
← 2013
2015 →
2013–14 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Penn State 13 3   .813     24 8   .750
#20 Michigan State 13 3   .813     23 10   .697
#13 Nebraska 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
#17 Purdue 11 5   .688     22 9   .710
#19 Iowa 11 5   .688     27 9   .750
Minnesota 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Michigan 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
Indiana 5 11   .313     21 13   .618
Northwestern 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Ohio State 5 11   .313     17 18   .486
Wisconsin 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
Illinois 2 14   .125     9 21   .300
2014 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of 10:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

The 2014 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was a tournament from March 6 through March 9 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.[3] The first round, quarterfinals and semifinals games was televised on the Big Ten Network and the championship was on ESPN. Nebraska defeated Iowa to win their first Big Ten Title in women's basketball history. With that win, the Cornhuskers received the Big Ten Conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

All 12 Big Ten schools participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2013–14 Big Ten Conference season record. The top 4 teams received a first-round bye.

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

Seed School Conf Tiebreak 1 Tiebreak 2
#1 Penn State 13-3 1-0 vs. Mich St.
#2 Michigan State 13-3 0-1 vs. Penn St.
#3 Nebraska 12-4
#4 Purdue 11-5 1-0 vs. Iowa
#5 Iowa 11-5 0-1 vs. Purdue
#6 Minnesota 8–8 1–0 vs. Mich
#7 Michigan 8–8 0–1 vs. Minn
#8 Ohio State 5-11 2-0 vs. Ind, NW
#9 Northwestern 5-11 1-1 vs. Ind, Ohio St.
#10 Indiana 5-11 0-2 vs. NW, Ohio St.
#11 Wisconsin 3-13
#12 Illinois 2-14

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Score
First Round - Thursday, March 6
1
1
12:00pm
Northwestern vs. Ohio State
BTN 77–86
2
2:30pm
Illinois vs. Iowa
BTN 62–81
2
3
6:30pm
Indiana vs. Michigan
BTN 57–82
4
9:00pm
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota
BTN 68–74OT
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 7
3
5
12:00pm
Ohio State vs. Penn State
BTN 99–82[4]
6
2:30pm
Iowa vs. Purdue
BTN 87–80
4
7
6:30pm
Michigan vs. Michigan State
BTN 58–61
8
9:00pm
Minnesota vs. Nebraska
BTN 67–80
Semifinals - Saturday, March 8
5
9
3:30pm
Ohio State vs. Iowa
BTN 73–77
10
6:00pm
Nebraska vs. Michigan State
BTN 86–58
Championship Game - Sunday, March 9
6
11
1:00pm
Iowa vs. Nebraska
ESPN 65–72
Games times in Eastern Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

[5]

  First Round
Thursday, March 6
BTN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 7
BTN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 8
BTN
Championship
Sunday, March 9
ESPN
                                     
       
  1 Penn State 82  
    8 Ohio State 99  
8 Ohio State 86
9 Northwestern 77  
  8 Ohio State 73  
  5 Iowa 77  
       
       
  5 Iowa 87
    4 Purdue 80  
5 Iowa 81
12 Illinois 62  
  5 Iowa 65
  3 Nebraska 72
       
       
  2 Michigan State 61
    7 Michigan 57  
7 Michigan 82
10 Indiana 57  
  2 Michigan State 58
  3 Nebraska 86  
       
       
  3 Nebraska 80
    6 Minnesota 67  
6 Minnesota 74OT
11 Wisconsin 68  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Standings - 2013-14". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Mar. 17)". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten 2013-2014 Championship/Tournament Schedule". Big Ten Conference. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Lady Lions - Recap". ESPN. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2014 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). bigten.org. Retrieved 19 November 2013.