March 8, 2009
We are live courtside from Conseco Fieldhouse for the 2009 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Championship Game ... #1 Ohio State vs. #3 Purdue will tip soon!
(20:00, 1st Half): Purdue wins the tip and scores a quick bucket. Great crowd at Conseco Fieldhouse tonight .... Purdue 2, Ohio State 0.
(15:17, 1st Half): First media timeout and Ohio State has emerged leading 8-6.
(10:48, 1st Half): Purdue has taken a 14-12 lead ... Jantel Lavender will shoot two free throws when we return from the under-12 media timeout.
(7:51, 1st Half): Purdue 18, Ohio State 17 ... under-8 media timeout.
(5:48, 1st Half): Timeout, Purdue ... Ohio State leads 24-21 after the made 3.
(3:09, 1st Half): Under-4 media timeout ... Ohio State 30, Purdue 26. Great crowd at Conseco Fieldhouse in a back and forth affair thus far.
(Halftime): The 3 at the buzzer gives Ohio State a 37-33 lead. What a half and what an atmosphere!
(15:25, 2nd Half): Ohio State 42, Purdue 38 as each team has scored five points in the first four and a half minutes.
(13:03, 2nd Half): Timeout, Ohio State. We've got a GREAT ballgame here -- Ohio State 44, Purdue 44.
(11:11, 2nd Half): Ohio State 51, Purdue 48. Under-12 minute timeout. Brittany Rayburn has 14 points for Purdue and Jantel Lavender has 20 to lead OSU.
(7:57, 2nd Half): Ohio State 56, Purdue 54 as the Boilermakers call timeout.
(7:33, 2nd Half): Ohio State remains up 56-54 as we go the under-8 media timeout.
(4:14, 2nd Half): Purdue calls a 30-second timeout. Ohio State 62, Purdue 60.
(2:47, 2nd Half): GREAT GAME! Under-4 media timeout and we are tied at 64-64.
(1:54, 2nd Half): Ohio State ball -- still tied.
(1:25, 2nd Half): Putback by Jantel Lavender and OSU leads by 2. Purdue timeout -- down 2 with 1:25 left.
(0:55, 2nd Half): Purdue ties it and Ohio State calls timeout -- 66-66.
(0:12, 2nd Half): Shot clock violation for Purdue ... and the Buckeyes call timeout side out with 12.2 seconds left on the clock.
(0:06, 2nd Half): Lavender gets fouled ... and misses the first one ... second one still coming!
(0:06, 2nd Half): Second shot is GOOD! Ohio State calls timeout with 6.2 seconds left, leading 67-66.
OHIO STATE WINS THE BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FOR 2009! Final score from Conseco Fieldhouse ... Ohio State 67, Purdue 66 in a thriller!