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Posted on March 5th, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — The Ohio State Buckeyes stifled a dramatic comeback by the Maryland Terrapins Sunday, winning 79-69 to secure the sixth Big Ten Tournament championship in school history and first since 2011. Ohio State’s victory halted a record-tying 11-game Big Ten Tournament win streak for Maryland, …

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Posted on March 4th, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Maryland secured its place in its fourth consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship with a 66-53 win over Nebraska. The second-seeded Terrapins will meet Ohio State Sunday night with a chance to become the first team to win four consecutive Big Ten tournaments. Maryland, 26-6, …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – A 26-point, 21-rebound night by Ohio State senior Stephanie Mavunga powered the Buckeyes to a 10th Big Ten championship game with a dramatic 90-88 semifinal victory over Minnesota. Mavunga, a fifth-year senior from nearby Brownsburg, blocked seven shots, including two in the final 20 …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Nebraska utilized a stout defensive effort to stifle a high-scoring Michigan squad, winning 61-54. The third-seeded Cornhuskers advanced to a semifinal match with the Maryland Terrapins. Nebraska, 21-9, earned its first semifinal appearance since the 2014 team won the conference tournament. The Cornhuskers have …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Jerome Bingham Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — With 19.8 seconds to play, Indiana seniors Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill checked out of the quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament for the final time. As they walked to the Hoosiers’ bench, fans from both teams in Bankers Life Fieldhouse stood and …

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Posted on March 2nd, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Jerome Bingham Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – After experiencing their first starting lineup change of the season, the regular-season Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes cruised into the semifinals of the conference tournament with an 82-57 victory over ninth-seeded Rutgers. Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points to increase her career total to …

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Posted on March 2nd, 2018 by Jonathan Sauber

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a record-setting performance by Iowa’s Megan Gustafson, the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes fell to fourth-seeded Minnesota, 90-89, in a quarterfinal of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Gustafson, Iowa’s 6-foot, 3-inch junior center, scored 48 points, the most by any player – male or female …

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Posted on March 2nd, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — The Michigan Wolverines, led by junior center Hallie Thome and senior guard Katelynn Flaherty, proved to be too much for a young Penn State squad in a 77-48 second-round victory. The sixth-seeded Wolverines, 22-8, advanced to a quarterfinal game in the Big Ten women’s …

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Posted on March 1st, 2018 in 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa avenged its 2017 Big Ten Tournament loss to Northwestern with a 55-45 victory over the Wildcats in the second round on Thursday afternoon. The fifth-seeded Hawkeyes (25-6), who will meet fourth-seed Minnesota Friday afternoon, were successful without much reliance on their best player. …

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