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Tuesday's NCAA Tournament Schedule

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#6 Iowa vs. #3 Louisville, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
#5 Michigan State vs. #4 North Carolina, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
#3 Penn State vs. #11 Florida, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Five Named To WBCA All-Region Team

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Five Big Ten women's basketball standouts were named to the WBCA All-Region team, it was announced on Tuesday. The Region 6 team is comprised of five Big Ten student-athletes as Iowa's Samantha Logic, Minnesota's Rachel Banham and Amanda Zahui B., Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Penn State's Maggie Lucas were recognized. The WBCA selection committee will select the 10-member Division I Coaches All-America team from the 52 members of the various All-Region teams. 

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 15

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At least 632 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have also earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition, including 308 three-time and 80 four-time honorees. Football has the most Academic All-Big Ten selections (132), followed by track & field (84), swimming & diving (69), basketball (61), tennis (37), gymnastics (35), cross country (34), soccer (32) and volleyball (30).

Monday's Postseason Results

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NCAA Results
BYU 80, Nebraska 76
Brigham Young got a series of three-pointers from unexpected shooters and survived a furious second-half rally, as the 12th-seeded Cougars advanced to their second NCAA Sweet 16 by beating No. 4 seed Nebraska, 80-76 on Monday in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at Pauley Pavilion. In her final game as a Husker, senior All-American scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds to finish her historic career with more than 2,300 points and more than 1,100 rebounds. Junior forwards Emily Cady and Hailie Sample, who both started the 100th games of their career with Hooper on Monday night, both notched double-doubles for the Big Red. Cady finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season and second of the NCAA Tournament. Sample added her third double-double of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds. RECAP

Oklahoma State 73, Purdue 66
Brittney Martin had 20 points and 20 rebounds, leading Oklahoma State past Purdue 73-66 on Monday and into the Notre Dame Regional semifinals. The Cowgirls (25-8) won their second straight, ending a 15-game stretch in which they had alternated wins and losses. It's the first time since 2008 and the third time Oklahoma State has ever reached the NCAA's Sweet 16. It will face top-seeded Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend, Ind. And it came on a night the fifth-seeded Cowgirls lost star point guard Tiffany Bias for nearly 10 minutes in the second half with what appeared to be a left leg or foot injury. Fourth-seed Purdue (22-9) was led by Whitney Bays with 21 points and 13 rebounds. RECAP

WNIT Result
Michigan 68, Duquesne 52
Junior forward Cyesha Goree recorded her 13th double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds as the University of Michigan women's basketball team defeated Duquesne, 68-52, in the second round of the WNIT on Monday night at Crisler Center. The win was Michigan's 20th of the season, marking the sixth 20-win season in program history. Freshman guard Siera Thompson and junior guard Shannon Smith each went for 12 points, with sophomore guard Madison Ristovski chipping in seven. Thompson had a game-high seven assists to go with three steals, while Smith recorded seven caroms, one away from tying a career high. RECAP

Monday's Postseason Schedule

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NCAA Tournament
#4 Nebraska vs. #12 BYU, 9:10 p.m. ET, ESPN2
#4 Purdue vs. #5 Oklahoma State, 9:10 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Michigan vs. Duquesne, 7 p.m. ET, BTDN

Sunday's Postseason Results

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NCAA Tournament Results
Iowa 87, Marist 65
It's on to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season for the University of Iowa women's basketball team. The sixth-seeded Hawkeyes team shot 62.1 percent, including an 8-of-12 effort from 3-point land, in the second half and had all five starters reach double figures in an 87-65 victory over 11th-seeded Marist on Sunday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa, one of 21 teams to advance to the NCAA Second Round in consecutive seasons, will now face No. 3 seed Louisville on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. (CT) for the right to move on to the Sweet 16. "Our players executed very well, relaxed and had fun out there," said UI head coach Lisa Bluder. "It was one of those game where I thought offensively, we had so many weapons." RECAP

Michigan State 91, Hampton 61
Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant was a little concerned about how her team would perform after a two-week layoff. Freshman Aerial Powers and senior Annalise Pickrel put her worries at ease right away. Powers had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Pickrel had 21 points on 7 of 7 shooting and the fifth-seeded Spartans jumped out to a 32-point halftime lead and cruised to an easy 91-61 victory over No. 12 Hampton on Sunday to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Michigan State (23-9) came into the tournament looking to avenge a 28-point loss to Nebraska in the Big Ten Conference semifinals on March 8 and played inspired basketball almost from the opening tip. RECAP

Penn State 62, Wichita State 56
The No. 3 seed Penn State Lady Lions used a 17-0 run to open the second half to pull out a hard-fought 62-56 victory over No. 14 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament first round matchup. The Lady Lions will face No. 11 seed Florida in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. Senior guard/forward Ariel Edwards scored her 1,000th career point in the win to become the 36th Penn State player to reach the milestone. Like through most of the season, seniors Maggie Lucas, Talia East and Edwards came up with huge performances when the Lady Lions needed it most. Lucas led the team in scoring with 22 points, including three makes from distance, and pulled down nine rebounds to power the Blue and White on the offensive end. Lucas added two assists and two steals to round out her stellar performance. RECAP

WNIT Results
Minnesota 77, SMU 70
Behind a career-high scoring night for Sari Noga, the University of Minnesota women's basketball team withstood a late Southern Methodist rally, defeating the Mustangs 77-70 in WNIT second-round action at Williams Arena Sunday evening. Minnesota (22-12) moves onto the third round of the WNIT and will travel to South Dakota State on Thursday evening, facing the Jackrabbits at 7 p.m. in Brookings, S.D. Noga poured in 22 points of 9-of-16 shooting to lead a quintet of Gophers in double figures. Amanda Zahui B. and Mikayla Bailey each registered a double-double, with Zahui pulling down a game-high 12 rebounds along with 10 points. Bailey posted her first career double-double, scoring 11 points along with a career-high 11 rebounds. Kayla Hirt added 12 points while Rachel Banham added 11 points. RECAP

Northwestern 88, IUPUI 52
Northwestern was firing on all cylinders Sunday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena, cruising to an 88-52 victory over IUPUI in the second round of the WNIT. The Wildcats shot 22-of-29 for 75.9 percent in the second half, outscoring the Jaguars 54-31 in the frame. All 12 available players entered the game for Northwestern with Maggie Lyon leading the way, scoring a game-high 19 points. Christen Inman went 8-of-12 from the field for 18 points while Nia Coffey added 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds to go with five assists. Karly Roser also had a productive day with seven points and nine assists. NU finished the game shooting 60.3 percent from the field while limiting IUPUI to just 33.9 percent. With the win, the Wildcats advance to the third round of the WNIT for the second time in school history. Northwestern will travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on Big Ten foe Indiana on Thursday, March 23. Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT at Assembly Hall. RECAP

Sunday's Postseason Schedule

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NCAA Tournament
#6 Iowa vs. #11 Marist, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
#5 Michigan State vs. #12 Hampton, 12:40 p.m. ET, ESPN2
#3 Penn State vs. #14 Wichita State, 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

WNIT Schedule
Minnesota vs. SMU, 6 p.m. ET, BTDN
Northwestern vs. IUPUI, 3 p.m. ET, BTDN

Saturday's Postseason Results

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NCAA Tournament Results
Nebraska 74, Fresno State 55
Jordan Hooper, Rachel Theriot and Emily Cady all produced double-doubles to power fourth-seeded Nebraska to a 74-55 win over No. 13 seed Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday. Hooper led the Huskers with her 14th double-double of the season, scoring a game-high 23 points while matching Cady for game-high rebounding honors with 11. Hooper, a 6-2 senior All-American from Alliance, Neb., tied the Nebraska career record with her 40th double-double. She matched 2010 All-American Kelsey Griffin's school record, set from 2006 to 2010. Hooper hit 9-of-15 shots from the floor, including all three of her three-point attempts in the second half. She pushed her Nebraska career three-point record total to 292. RECAP

Purdue 84, Akron 55
Sharon Versyp's old-school defensive philosophy still works. Even against one of those trendy up-tempo offenses. Whitney Bays had 20 points and 13 rebounds Saturday, Courtney Moses tied the school's career record for 3-pointers and the fourth-seeded Boilermakers rolled into the second round of the NCAA women's tournament with an emphatic 84-55 rout over usually high-scoring Akron. "We always give our kids a challenge," Versyp said. "They are the ninth-best scoring team in the country, and we wanted to keep them under 60 today and we did that." For the Boilermakers (22-8), it was a monumental day. Versyp collected her 300th career win but refused to celebrate. Moses tied Katie Gearlds' career mark by making her first two 3-pointers of the game, then missed her last five. The senior guard now has 238 and will get another chance to break the record in front of her home fans Monday night. RECAP

WNIT Result
Indiana 72, Marquette 69
Indiana earned a spot in the round of 16 in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) with a 72-69 win over Marquette on Saturday night in Assembly Hall. Freshman Larryn Brooks led the way for the Hoosiers as she scored 33 points in the win, including 20 in the first half. The win gave Indiana its 20th victory of the season, marking just the sixth time in program history an IU team has won 20 or more games in a single season and the first since 2008-09. The school record for wins in 21 (four times). Freshman Alexis Gassion tallied 11 points in the game as senior Simone Deloach added 10 points for the Hoosiers. RECAP

Saturday's Postseason Schedule

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NCAA Tournament
#4 Purdue vs. #13 Akron, approx. 1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
#4 Nebraska vs. #13 Fresno State, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Indiana vs. Marquette, 7 p.m. ET, BTDN

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 12

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Many Big Ten Medal of Honor winners enter the coaching realm after their playing careers are through and a few have ended up at conference institutions, including at least four current Big Ten head coaches. Michigan field hockey coach Marcia Pankratz won the Big Ten Medal of Honor at Iowa in 1986, while three conference coaches presently coach at their alma mater - Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald (1997, football), Purdue's Sharon Versyp (1988, women's basketball) and Wisconsin's Mike Eaves (1978, hockey).