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Welcome to Indy!

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It's quiet now in Bankers Life Fieldhouse as final setup for the 2012 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament takes place.  Action will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday with No. 7 Michigan taking on No. 10 Illinois in the first of four first round games, all of which will be broadcast live on BTN.  Additionally, we'll have live stats updates, photo galleries and more from courtside, while will also provide live streams of all postgame press conferences.

WBB: Postgame Publicity & All-Tournament Team

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Let the celebration begin...

All-Tournament Team has been announced...

  • Tayler Hill, Ohio State
  • Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
  • Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State
  • Alex Bentley, Penn State
  • Maggie Lucas, Penn State
Most Outstanding Player
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State

And here's a look at the 2011 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Champions...


WBB: Buckeyes Earn 3-Peat!

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BTTWBBTrophy.jpgThe Ohio State women's basketball team has captured the Big Ten Tournament title for the third-straight season.  The fifth-seeded Buckeyes defeated No. 2 seed Penn State, 84-70, Sunday afternoon at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The 14-point win tied the largest margin of victory in Big Ten Tournament finals history, which was set back in 1999.

Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahalis led Ohio State on Sunday, with Lavender recording 23 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists, and Prahalis posting 23 points, 9 assists and 3 rebounds.

WBB: 20 Minutes to Play

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We're at halftime of the Big Ten Tournament final.  No.5 seed Ohio State leads No. 2 Penn State, 44-39.

WBB: More Pep Rally Photos

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Here are more photos from today's Big Ten Tournament Championship Pep Rally....

PepRally-OSUFans.jpgA group of girls make it known who they are cheering for in the Big Ten Tournament final.

A view from above, showing the numerous pep rally activities on the concourse prior to the gates opening.

PepRally-PSU.jpgNittany and the Lady Lions' pep band and cheerleading squad help get the crowd going prior to the championship game.

PepRally-Gates.jpgMoments before the gates open up at Conseco Fieldhouse!

WBB: Here's the Tip!

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WBBTip.jpgWe are underway in the championship final of the 2011 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament.

With 15:54 remaining, No. 2 seed Penn State has a 12-8 advantage over No. 5 Ohio State.

WBB: Flash Mob Breaks Out Prior to Gates Opening

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Prior to the gates opening for the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament final, a flash mob broke out in dance to Janelle Monae's Big Ten women's basketball soundtrack hit, "Tightrope."

WBB: Battle of the Bands

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The Ohio State pep band and cheerleaders get the crowd ready at the Big Ten Tournament Championship Pep Rally at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday.

After the Buckeyes took center stage, the Penn State pep band and cheerleading squad kept the crowd going!

WBB: A Sunday Showdown

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Concourse.JPGWe are all set for a Sunday showdown here at the 2011 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament.

No. 2 seed Penn State (24-8) squares off against No. 5 Ohio State (21-9) at 3:30 p.m. ET for the tournament title.

Among the storylines, Ohio State and Penn State have met in eight of the previous 16 Big Ten Tournaments, with each team owning four wins.  The Lady Lions earned the first two contests in the series, including a victory to capture the very first Big Ten Tournament title in 1995.  PSU defeated the Buckeyes in the 1996 semifinals en route to its second straight postseason conference title, however the '96 crown was the last time Penn State won -- some 15 years ago.

The Buckeyes have claimed the past two BTT titles and three overall, with the first coming in 2006.

In the overall BTT series between the two teams, the higher seed has a 6-2 record.  The lone two losses came at the hands of the lower-seeded Buckeyes in 1997 (No. 10 over 7) and 2003 (No. 4 over 1).

In Big Ten Tournament history, the No. 2 and 5 seeds have met just once.  No. 5 Indiana defeated No. 2 Penn State 75-72 in the championship game of the 2002 Big Ten Tournament here at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Check out the breakdown and Gametracker links below:

Game 10:  No. 2 Penn State vs. No. 5 Ohio State  (3:30 p.m. ET)
Big Ten Tournament series tied at 4-4
1995, F, No. 1 Penn State def. No. 7 Ohio State, 68-63
1996, S, No. 2 Penn State def. No. 6 Ohio State, 84-70
1997, 1st, No. 10 Ohio State def. No. 7 Penn State, 80-79
2000, Q, No. 1 Penn State def. No. 9 Ohio State, 64-48
2002, Q, No. 2 Penn State def. No. 7 Ohio State, 70-55
2003, S, No. 4 Ohio State def. No. 1 Penn State, 72-61
2006, Q, No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 8 Penn State, 64-46
2007, S, No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 5 Penn State, 73-71

WBB: Buckeye Bites

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Ohio State's Tayler Hill and Jantel Lavender, who set a Big Ten Tournament record of 37 points Saturday, talks about the Buckeyes' 72-57 win over Michigan State.

And so does head coach Jim Foster...