IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team has earned the No. 5 seed in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Iowa finished the conference season tied for third-place with an 11-5 record. The Big Ten Tournament is set for Feb. 28-March 4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Hawkeyes open tournament play on Thursday, taking on the winner of Wednesday’s 12:30 p.m. (CT) match-up between No. 12 Northwestern and No. 13 Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes defeated 12th-seeded Northwestern, 70-61, in Evanston, Illinois, on Feb. 11. Iowa defeated No. 13 Wisconsin twice this season. The Hawkeyes downed the Badgers, 56-46, in Madison on Dec. 28, before registering an 88-61 victory on Feb. 18 in Iowa City.
Iowa is 22-21 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes have claimed two tournament titles (1997, 2001) and made four championship game appearances.
All 13 games of this year’s Big Ten Tournament will be televised live to a national audience, with games on the first three days (first round through quarterfinals) broadcast live on BTN2Go (available to authenticated BTN subscribers) as well as through several Regional Sports Networks around the country (check local listings for times and availability). BTN will also carry Saturday’s semifinals live on its linear network, as well as through its BTN2Go platform. Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament championship game will be televised live on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN platform.
Tickets for the 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament are on sale through the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on tournament tickets, history and more can be found on the official Big Ten Tournament Central page at bigten.org/wbbt.