After clinching a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship Sunday, Maryland women’s earned the No. 2 seed and a double bye in the conference tournament. The Terps’ first game will come in the quarterfinals Friday, at 6:30 p.m. EST on BTN.
The full bracket for the 2017 #B1GWBBall Tournament. #B1GTourney: https://t.co/AjUqFYlDpl pic.twitter.com/zrg8y0joE6— B1G Women's Hoops (@B1Gwbball) February 26, 2017
Maryland (27-2, 15-1) clinched a share of the conference title after beating Minnesota 93-60 Sunday afternoon. Seniors Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones led the way in their final regular season home game. Walker-Kimbrough led all scorers with 27 points to go with six assists, and Jones finished her regular season with a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds. Maryland has now won three straight Big Ten Championships since joining the league.
Big Ten Champs!#WeAreMaryland #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/kLGI5PWLmK— Maryland WBB (@umdwbb) February 26, 2017
Ohio State’s (25-5, 15-1) head-to-head win over the Terps on Feb. 20 will give the Buckeyes the top seed in the tournament. The last two double byes go to No. 3 Michigan (22-8, 11-5) and No. 4 Indiana (20-9, 10-6).
The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament runs March 1-5 at Bankers Life FieldHouse in Indianapolis. Play tips off with Illinois vs. Nebraska on March 1 at 1:30 EST on BTN.