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Saturday's Schedule

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Penn State can clinch at least a share of the Big Ten Championship with a win on Saturday.

Michigan at #8/12 Penn State, 3:30 p.m., BTN

Matchups Set For 2015 Big Ten Conference Season

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Big Ten schools on Friday revealed a breakdown of their opponents for the 2015 Big Ten women's basketball season. Next year, the 14 Big Ten teams will compete in an 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams once. Each team will play four of its single-play opponents at home and four on the road.

Big Ten women's basketball teams previously competed in 18-game conference schedules from the 1982-83 through the 1993-94 seasons, and again from the 2007-08 through the 2009-10 campaigns.

The list of Big Ten single-plays and home-and-away opponents can be found below. Dates, times and television information will be announced at a later date.

Illinois
Home: Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue

Indiana
Home: Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State
Home/Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

Iowa
Home: Indiana, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Maryland
Home: Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue
Away: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers

Michigan
Home: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers

Michigan State
Home: Iowa, Nebraska, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Away: Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern

Minnesota
Home: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State
Away: Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

Nebraska
Home: Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Northwestern
Home: Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers
Away: Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin

Ohio State
Home: Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue

Penn State
Home: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern
Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue
Home/Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Purdue
Home: Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers

Rutgers
Home: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska
Away: Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue

Wisconsin
Home: Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue
Home/Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State

Thursday's Results

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#16/13 Nebraska 72, Illinois 65
Jordan Hooper scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the No. 16 Nebraska women's basketball team to a 72-65 win over Illinois on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the victory, Nebraska notched its ninth consecutive win to improve to 22-5 overall and 12-3 in the Big Ten. The Huskers, who completed their second straight unbeaten February, set themselves up for their final regular-season game against No. 19 Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., on Sunday afternoon. A victory for the Big Red would give them at least a share of the Big Ten title. RECAP

#25/- Iowa 65, Ohio State 61
Theairra Taylor said thanks to Hawkeye fans after a game that was ceremonially carved out for her on the schedule. But the cheers and acknowledgments needed to be aimed directly at Taylor. The lone senior on the University of Iowa women's basketball team, Taylor was recognized Thursday on Senior Night, moments after a titanic effort by the guest of honor carried the Hawkeyes to a 65-61 win over Ohio State. Iowa trailed by seven points with 11:41 left in its final regular season home game. Then the Hawkeyes relied on Taylor to energize a Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd of 3,492; her 10 points the rest of the way were crucial -- if not necessary -- to escape the upset-minded Buckeyes. RECAP

Minnesota 73, Indiana 62
A career high 26 points from Amanda Zahui B. and 20 points from Gopher standout Rachel Banham led the University of Minnesota women's basketball team to a victory over Big Ten foe, Indiana, 73-62. The Gophers would rack up 73 points en route to the win advancing to 18-11 overall and 7-8 in Big Ten competition while the Hoosiers fall to 18-10 and 5-10 in the Big Ten. RECAP

#21/21 Michigan State 75, Northwestern 44
No. 21 Michigan State got its 20th win of the season and kept hope alive for a share of Big Ten Conference title with an easy, 75-44 win over Northwestern Thursday night. With one game left in the regular season, the Spartans are tied with No. 11 Penn State and No. 17 Nebraska, which knocked off the Lady Lions Monday. All three schools are 12-3. Michigan State closes out the regular season at home Sunday against Indiana. Aerial Powers put up 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Michigan State (20-8, 12-3 Big Ten). Annalise Pickrel scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Jasmine Hines and Tori Jankoska added 11 and 10 points, respectively. RECAP

Thursday's Schedule

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Ohio State at #25/- Iowa, 7 p.m., BTN
Illinois at #16/13 Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTDN
Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTDN
#21/rv Michigan State at Northwestern, 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET

Lucas Named Semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy

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Penn State guard Maggie Lucas was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Women's Naismith Trophy, which honors the National Player of the Year, it was announced on Thursday. The senior is averaging 21.6 points per game, which is 15th nationally, and was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. Four finalists will be announced on March 21st, with the winner revealed during the Women's Final Four.

Monday's Results

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Michigan State 75, Minnesota 61
No. 21 Michigan State women's basketball jumped out early and never looked back, cruising to a 75-61 victory over Minnesota on Monday night at the Breslin Center. Freshman Tori Jankoska led the Spartans (19-8, 11-3) with 21 points, while senior Klarissa Bell dished out a career-high 10 assists and junior Becca Mills had a double-double. With the Golden Gophers (17-11, 6-8) leading 7-6 in the early minutes, Michigan State (19-8) went on a 19-4 run over an eight-minute stretch to jump ahead 25-11. The Spartans maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the half, going into the break up 44-33. MSU shot 58.1% in the opening half, including 7-for-11 (63.6%) from 3-point. The Spartan lead grew to as many as 18 (62-44) midway through the half, before Minnesota went on an 11-2 run to get back within single-digits at 64-55 with 3:54 to go. MSU scored seven of the next 10 points to gain back control of the game and go home with the victory. RECAP

Nebraska 94, Penn State 74
No. 16 Nebraska nailed a season-high 16 three-pointers, including a school-record-tying seven from Tear'a Laudermill, to knock off No. 8 Penn State, 94-74, Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Playing in front of more than 7,000 fans and a Big Monday national television audience on ESPN2, the Huskers came out on fire and never let up against the Big Ten-leading Lady Lions. Nebraska, which led by 22 at the half, built the lead to 32 points with 12 minutes left, before settling for a 20-point win. Nebraska, which improved to 21-5 overall and 11-3 in the Big Ten with its eighth consecutive victory, hit 16-of-22 threes (.727) for the game, including 11-of-14 in the first half. Laudermill, who finished with a career-high 27 points, hit her first six three-pointers in the first half. She finished 7-of-10 from long range, tying the school record of seven threes hit five times previously, with the last coming from Jordan Hooper at Missouri on Feb. 2, 2011. RECAP

Three Teame Receiving Votes in Latest NCBWA Rankings

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Three Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings, which were released on Monday. Indiana appears at No. 25 this week, while Nebraska and Ohio State are among other squads also receiving votes.

Monday's Schedule

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Logic and Deary Named Lieberman Award Finalists

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Lieberman Award: Two conference standouts are among a group of 22 players national who were named finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given annually to the nation's top point guard. Iowa's Samantha Logic and Northwestern's Ashley Deary remain in the running for the honor. The duo enters the week ranked among the national top 10 in assists per game with Logic third at 7.5 assists and Deary, who is one of two freshman named to the list, ranks ninth at 6.6 assists per contest. The list will be narrowed to five in March and the winner will be announced at the Women's Final Four in April.

Five Big Ten Teams Ranked in AP Top 25

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Five Big Ten teams appeared in the latest top 25 rankings, released by the Associated Press (AP) on Monday. Penn State leads all conference squads and remains in the top 10, moving to No. 8 this week. Nebraska is up one spot to No. 16, with Purdue climbing two spots to No. 19. Michigan State is up two spots to No. 21, while Iowa rounds out the ranking at No. 25, the first time the Hawkeyes have appeared in the AP standings since the Dec. 31 edition of the poll.