#2 Iowa Vs #4 Ohio State Big Ten Tournament Championship!

As we approach another year of madness full of buzzer beaters, upsets, and Cinderellas, the Big Ten Tournament didn’t disappoint. With an upset, nail-bitting finishes and a look of the who’s who, it is a thought full of wonders, on what the NCAA tournament will bring.

Saturday’s contest gave us a bird’s eye view on just how competitive the Big Ten is this year. Five schools out of the top 25 are from the Big Ten (Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan and Maryland) Indiana had their hands full with a long, athletic, physical Buckeyes team that was ready for action. Despite having a fabulous first half going into Halftime with a 46-26 lead, the Buckeyes were feeling something coming into the second. Four staters all had double figures, with Taylor Theirry leading the charge for the Buckeyes out of the half, with 19pts 12rebs. Her resilience on the boards and breaking down the Hoosiers’ top player Mckenzie Holmes (22.7) to only 12pts propelled the Buckeyes. Indiana wasn’t done entirely in the second half, Sophomore transfer Sara Scalia (9.9ppg) lit it up from the arc, going 4-8 (50%), but with multiple double-doubles, the Buckeyes were just too much. Ohio State moves on to the Championship.

In the second game, you had #2 Iowa Hawkeyes against #3 Maryland Terrapins. I know we’re not in the wild west, but folks, it was a shootout! Given all the hype, you’d think Iowa’s Caitlyn Clarke is Stephen Curry, making it impossible to match three for three, but Maryland was ten toes down behind the arc going 8-23 from three. (if you will) The Terrapins Diamond Miller hung around tough scoring 21pts in a battle that was eventually won by Iowa who went 15-40 from deep. Both teams scored equally in the second half, Iowa won the game by winning in the first half of play. Gabbie Marshall (21pts) was the lone X-factor whom the Terrapins had no answer for late, She and Clarke both had game tying highs.

Now the Championship set for #2 Iowa Vs #4 Ohio State on Sunday 4pmCt.