Celebrating 10 Years of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis

Feb. 24, 2005

On March 1, 1996, Northwestern set Big Ten Tournament records for three-point shooting as the Wildcats made 11 shots from the perimeter on 15 attempts for a .733 percentage.  Seventh-seeded Northwestern topped No. 10 seed Michigan, 89-79, in a game that also saw the Wolverines have success from the three-point line.  Michigan finished the game 10-of-15 (.667), which gave the two teams a combined mark of 21-of-30 (.700). 

Northwestern's Michelle Ratay scored a game-high 25 points, which included 6-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc.  Katrina Hannaford finished with 22 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats.  Michigan was led by Pollyanna Johns and Molly Murray, each with 18 points apiece.  Murray recorded all of her points from the perimeter, scoring on 6-of-8

Northwestern's 11 three-pointers and the 11-for-15 percentage are still the League's top marks for the postseason tournament.  The Wildcats also hold the record percentage for the entire Tournament as Northwestern finished the 1996 event .593 from beyond the arc on 16-of-27 shooting.

Celebrating 10 Years in Indianapolis