WBB: Tournament Tidbits

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ConsecoInterior5.JPGOK, here are the "Need to Knows" about Sunday's Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Championship final.

The top-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes will face the No. 3 seed Iowa Hawkeyes at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Ohio State is in the tournament final for the sixth time (1995, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009), having won in both 2006 and 2009.  Iowa makes its third appearance in the finals and has captured both the 1997 and 2001 titles.

Iowa and Ohio State have met twice in Big Ten Tournament play with each team sharing a win.  The No. 1 Hawkeyes captured a 72-54 victory over the eighth-seeded Buckeyes in the 1998 quarterfinals, while top-seeded OSU scored a 72-56 win over No. 4 Iowa in last year's semifinal round.

As for the 2009-10 regular season, Ohio State earned an 86-82 home victory over Iowa in its lone meeting on Feb. 4. 

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