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WBB: A Fallen Champion

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Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant, who coached her Spartans to the Big Ten Championship, talks about her team's 72-57 loss to No. 5 seed Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament on Saturday.

WBB: Buckeyes Battle into Final

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Congratulations to the fifth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes on capturing a 72-57 victory tonight over No. 1 seed and Big Ten Champion Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament.

Ohio State advances to Sunday's 3:30 p.m. final to face No. 2 seed Penn State.

WBB: Player of the Year Player Watch

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In tonight's Big Ten Tournament semifinal nightcap, Michigan State's Kalisha Keane and Ohio State's Jantel Lavender squared off in a battle of the Big Ten's Players of the Year. 

This past Monday, Keane was selected as the conference's top player by the Big Ten coaches, while Lavender earned her fourth-straight accolade by the league's media members.

Lavender won the battle between the two, scoring a Big Ten Tournament single-game record of 37 points on 15-of-20 shooting.

Here is a breakdown of how the Big Ten's Players of the Year finished:


Player FG-FGA PT REB AST STL TO PF MIN
Lavender
OSU-Lavender
15-20
37
9
2
1
4
1
40
Keane
MSU-Keane
6-20
17
6
2
2
3
4
40

WBB: Future Home of Big Ten Stars

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Fever-DouglasDunn.JPGThe WNBA occupant of Conseco Fieldhouse, the Indiana Fever, boasts four former Big Ten Players of the Year on its roster and staff.

In fact, six Big Ten Player of the Year awards since 1998 have landed with the Fever, including:

  • Iowa's Tangela Smith (1998)
  • Purdue's Stephanie White (1999)
  • Purdue's Katie Douglas (2001)
  • Ohio State's Jessica Davenport (2005, 2006, 2007)
To the right is former Purdue mentor and current Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn at the signing of Purdue' Douglas.

Below are two pictures of Douglas and White that adorn the wall inside the Indiana Fever locker room, followed by pictures of the lockers belonging to Davenport and Douglas.

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WBB: Proud of Her Team

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Illinois head coach Jolette Law talks about her team's loss to No. 2 Penn State Saturday and their impressive run at as the No. 11 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

WBB: "Adding to the Legacy"

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Below is Penn State head coach Coquese Washington's remarks following her second-seeded Lady Lions' 79-64 victory over No. 11 seed Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

WBB: Welcome to the Finals PSU

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Congratulations to the second-seeded Penn State Lady Lions, who advanced to the 2011 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament final with a 79-64 victory over No. 11 seed Illinois.

Penn State will face the winner of our second semifinal matchup between top-seed Michigan State and No. 5 Ohio State.

Following the game, Penn State's Julia Trogele and Maggie Lucas talked to members of the media.

WBB: No End in Sight?

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IllinoisBench.JPGWell... halfway through the first half it appeared that there was little fight left in the Fighting Illini, but they have proven to us there is still some left in the tank.

Down 16 points with 5:22 remaining in the first half, 11th-seeded Illinois stormed back to trail No. 2 Penn State by just two at intermission, 35-33.

WBB: Get to Know Her Zone

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GettoKnowHer.JPGThe Big Ten's "Get to Know Her Zone" is back at Conseco Fieldhouse.

GettoKnowHer2.JPGAll week long young fans at the Big Ten Women's Baksetball Tournament have been able to stop by the "Get to Know Her Zone" on the concourse of Conseco Fieldhouse to shoot some hoops, make creative signs to show in the stands, color pictures of Big Ten mascots, and get a fake tattoo of their favorite conference school.
 
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WBB: Big Ten Thinks Pink, Part II

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More pictures today from the "Big Ten Thinks Pink" promotion... 

ThinkPink1.JPGMembers of the Pink Ribbon Connection are handing out pink beads while accepting donations on the concourse of Conseco Fieldhouse today.

ThinkPink2-2011.JPGPRC also has a booth set up on the concourse where people can get more information about the fight against breast cancer and sign the survivor banner in memory of friends or family members affected by the disease.

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