LIVE BLOG: Women's Basketball Tournament Game #10

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!