INDIANAPOLIS — No. 12 seed Northwestern opened the 2018 Big Ten Tournament with a nail-biting victory over Wisconsin, topping No. 13 seed Wisconsin, 68-63, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
With the Wildcats up by three points with 17 seconds left, Wisconsin's Cayla McMorris ran into the paint to convert a lay-up, but first year guard Jordan Hamilton took a charge to give the Wildcats the possession with slightly over a second remaining in the game. Sophomore forward Bryana Hopkins converted two late free throws to give the Wildcats the five-point winning advantage.