2020 Big Ten Conference women's basketball tournament: Matchups, players to know & more

The 2020 Big Ten Conference women’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The tournament is set to begin March 4 and run through March 8, at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Each of the conference’s 14 teams made the tournament.

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Here is the schedule of the Big Ten Tournament.

MARCH 4 – FIRST ROUND

No. 12 Wisconsin def. No. 13 Illinois, 71-55.

No. 11 Minnesota def. No. 14 Penn State, 85-65.

MARCH 5 – SECOND ROUND

No. 9 Purdue def. No. 8 Michigan State, 72-63.

No. 5 Rutgers def. No. 12 Wisconsin, 63-55.

No. 7 Michigan def. No. 10 Nebraska, 81-75.

No. 6 Ohio State def. No. 11 Minnesota, 77-56.

MARCH 6 – QUARTERFINAL

No. 1 Maryland def. No. 9 Purdue, 74-62.

No. 4 Indiana def. No. 5 Rutgers, 78-60.

No. 7 Michigan def. No. 2 Michigan, 67-59.

No. 6 Ohio State def. No. 3 Iowa, 87-66.

MARCH 7 – SEMIFINAL

No. 1 Maryland def. No. 4 Indiana, 66-51.

No. 6 Ohio State def. No. 7 Michigan, 66-60.

MARCH 8 – CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 1 Maryland def. No. 6 Ohio State, 82-65.

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BIG TEN CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

5 PLAYERS TO KNOW

KATHLEEN DOYLE, IOWA: Kathleen Doyle was named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season. Doyle is averaging 18.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. She was a unanimous selection for First Team All-Big Ten.

ASHLEY OWUSU, MARYLAND: Ashley Owusu is among the top players for Maryland. She was named the Freshman of the Year for the 2019-20 season. She is averaging 11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists heading into the conference tournament.

VERONICA BURTON, NORTHWESTERN: Veronica Burton led the Wildcats to the second-best record in conference play. She is averaging 11.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5 assists per game this season.

NAZ HILLMON, MICHIGAN: Naz Hillmon was a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection this season. She finished the regular season with 17.1 points and 8.6 points per game in her sophomore season.

LINDSEY PULLIAM, NORTHWESTERN: Lindsey Pulliam was also a unanimous All-Conference selection. The junior guard is averaging 19.1 points and 4.8 rebounds this season.

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2019 CHAMPION

Iowa is the defending Big Ten champion. They defeated Maryland last season.