Fairmont High School teammates to meet in women’s Sweet 16

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Alter’s Whitney Dabbelt sneaks through Fairmont’s MaKayla Waterman and Kathryn Westbeld for the basket at Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena in Kettering on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Alter’s Whitney Dabbelt sneaks through Fairmont’s MaKayla Waterman and Kathryn Westbeld for the basket at Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena in Kettering on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Ohio State beat Kentucky on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, and now the fifth-seeded Buckeyes know who they will play next.

No. 1 seed Notre Dame beat Purdue in overtime Sunday night to set up a Sweet 16 matchup in Lexington, Ky., on Friday night.

The game offers the chance at a reunion for a pair of Fairmont High School grads.

Makayla Waterman, a redshirt sophomore, is a reserve forward for Ohio State while Kathryn Westbeld averages 8.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a starter for the Fighting Irish.

Waterman and Westbeld combined to lead the Firebirds to four GWOC titles and three appearances in the state final four.

They won the 2013 state championship.

Ohio State will be seeking its first Elite Eight appearance since the Buckeyes were national runners-up in 1993.

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Ohio State women’s basketball tops Penn State to win second-consecutive Big Ten title

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

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No. 14 Ohio State women’s basketball won the Big Ten regular season title outright on Sunday, topping Penn State 89-64 to do it.

Kelsey Mitchell had 22 points to lead all scorers and had a major accomplishment in the process (more on that below). Stephanie Mavunga had 21 points and Linnae Harper had 17 in the effort as well.

It’s the Buckeyes second straight Big Ten title and their 16th overall. It’s also their ninth outright title, which is four more than anyone else in the conference.

In the win, Mitchell also jumped a big, big name on the NCAA all-time scoring list on Sunday.

Mitchell passed Baylor superstar Brittany Griner for third on the list with 3,284 points and counting during the Buckeyes game the Nittany Lions.

Mitchell also achieved the mark in less games than Griner did, 135 as opposed to 148.

Next on the list is Jackie Stiles from Missouri State who has 3,393 points, while Washington’s Kelsey Plum owns the all-time record with 3,527 points.

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Big Ten Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 AM

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Big Ten Tournament 2018 starts  Wednesday, Feb. 28. Find the bracket, schedule and seeds below as they get updated and finalized.

All 14 Big Ten teams make the conference tournament, which goes until Sunday, March 4. All games will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The top four teams receive a double-bye into the quarterfinals.

Big Ten Tournament 2018: Bracket

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Big Ten Tournament 2018: Schedule

FIRST ROUND

Wednesday, February 28

No. 12 seed vs. No. 13 seed, 5:30 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network

No. 11 seed vs. No. 14 seed, around 8 p.m. (25 minutes after previous game) on Big Ten Network

SECOND ROUND

Thursday, March 1

No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed, 12 p.m. on Big Ten Network

No. 5 seed vs. No. 12-13 winner, 2:30 p.m. (25 minutes after previous game) on Big Ten Network

No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed, 6:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network

No. 6 seed vs. No. 11-14 winner, 9 p.m. (25 minutes after previous game) on Big Ten Network

THIRD ROUND

Friday, March 2

No. 1 seed vs. No. 8-9 winner, 12 p.m. on Big Ten Network

No. 4 seed vs. No. 5-12-13 winner, 2:30 p.m. (25 minutes after previous game) on Big Ten Network

No. 2 seed vs. No. 7-10 winner, 6:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network

No. 3 seed vs. No. 6-11-14 winner, 9 p.m. (25 minutes after previous game) on Big Ten Network

SEMIFINALS

Saturday, March 3

Semifinal No. 1, 2 p.m. on CBS

Semifinal No. 2, 4:30 p.m. on CBS

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday, March 4

Semifinal winners, 4:30 p.m. on CBS

Big Ten Tournament: Seeds, standings

NOTE: As of Saturday, February 24 games

  1. Michigan State 15-2
  2. Ohio State 15-3
  3. Purdue: 14-3
  4. Michigan: 12-5
  5. Nebraska: 12-5
  6. Penn State: 9-8
  7. Indiana: 9-9
  8. Maryland: 8-9
  9. Wisconsin: 7-10
  10. Northwestern: 6-11
  11. Minnesota: 4-13
  12. Illinois: 3-14
  13. Rutgers: 3-14
  14. Iowa: 3-14

Big Ten Tournament: History, champions

YEAR CHAMPION SCORE RUNNER-UP LOCATION MVP
1998 Michigan (vacated) 76-67 Purdue Chicago Robert Traylor, Michigan
1999 Michigan State 67-50 Illinois Chicago Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State
2000 Michigan State 76-61 Illinois Chicago Morris Peterson, Michigan State
2001 Iowa 63-61 Indiana Chicago Reggie Evans, Iowa
2002 Ohio State (vacated) 81-64 Iowa Indianapolis Boban Savovic, Ohio State
2003 Illinois 72-59 Ohio State Chicago Brian Cook, Illinois
2004 Wisconsin 70-53 Illinois Indianapolis Devin Harris, Wisconsin
2005 Illinois 54-43 Wisconsin Chicago James Augustine, Illinois
2006 Iowa 67-60 Ohio State Indianapolis Jeff Horner, Iowa
2007 Ohio State 66-49 Wisconsin Chicago Greg Oden, Ohio State
2008 Wisconsin 61-48 Illinois Indianapolis Marcus Landry, Wiscnosin
2009 Purdue 65-61 Ohio Stae Indianapolis Robbie Hummel, Purdue
2010 Ohio State 90-61 Minnesota Indianapolis Evan Turner, Ohio State
2011 Ohio State 71-60 Penn State Indianapolis Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
2012 Michigan State 68-64 Ohio State Indianapolis Draymond Green, Michigan State
2013 Ohio State 50-43 Wisconsin Chicago Aaron Craft, Ohio State
2014 Michigan State 69-55 Michigan Indianapolis Branden Dawson, Michigan State
2015 Wisconsin 80-69 (OT) Michigan State Chicago Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
2016 Michigan State 66-62 Purdue Indianapolis Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
2017 Michigan 71-56 Wisconsin Washington, D.C. Derrick Walton, Jr., Michigan

Big Ten Tournament: Standings, records

TEAM Conf. W-L GB Pct. Overall W-L Pct.
Michigan State 15-2 .882 27-3 .900
Ohio State 14-3 1 .824 23-7 .767
Purdue 13-3 1.5 .813 24-5 .828
Nebraska 12-5 3 .706 21-9 .700
Michigan 12-5 3 .706 23-7 .767
Penn State 9-8 6 .529 19-11 .633
Indiana 9-8 6 .529 16-13 .552
Maryland 8-9 7 .471 19-11 .633
Northwestern 6-10 8.5 .375 15-14 .517
Wisconsin 6-10 8.5 .375 13-16 .448
Minnesota 4-13 11 .235 15-15 .500
Illinois 3-13 11.5 .188 13-16 .448
Rutgers 3-14 12 .176 13-17 .433
Iowa 3-14 12 .176 12-18 .400

Big Ten Tournament: Records

TEAM WINS LOSSES PCT. TITLES RUNNER-UPS
Ohio State 26 13 .667 4 4
Michigan State 28 15 .651 5 1
Illinois 27 18 .600 2 4
Wisconsin 23 17 .576 3 4
Michigan 17 17 .500 1 1
Maryland 2 3 .400 0 0
Iowa 15 18 .455 2 1
Minnesota 14 18 .438 0 1
Purdue 12 19 .387 1 2
Indiana 12 20 .375 0 1
Penn State 12 20 .375 0 1
Nebraska 3 6 .333 0 0
Northwestern 9 20 .310 0 0
Rutgers 1 3 .250 0 0

Here’s what happened in last year’s Big Ten Tournament:

  • First Round: No. 13 Penn State 76, No. 12 Nebraska 67 (OT)
  • First Round: No. 14 Rutgers 66, No. 11 Ohio State 57
  • Second Round: No. 8 Michigan 75, No. 9 Illinois, 55
  • Second Round: No. 5 Michigan State 78, No. 13 Penn State 51
  • Second Round: No. 10 Indiana 95, No. 7 Iowa, 73
  • Second Round: No. 6 Northwestern 83, No. 14 Rutgers 61
  • Quarterfinals: No. 8 Michigan 74, No. 1 Purdue 70 (OT)
  • Quarterfinals: No. 4 Minnesota 63, No. 5 Michigan State 58
  • Quarterfinals: No. 2 Wisconsin 70, No. 10 Indiana 60
  • Quarterfinals: No. 6 Northwestern 72, No. 3 Maryland 64
  • Semifinals: No. 8 Michigan 84, No. 4 Minnesota 77
  • Semifinals: No. 2 Wisconsin 76, No. 6 Northwestern 48
  • Championship: No. 8 Michigan 71, No. 2 Wisconsin 56

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Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 AM

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The 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament starts Wednesday, Feb. 28. See the bracket, schedule and seeds below as they get finalized.

All 14 teams qualify for the conference tournament. The championship is set for Sunday, March 4. All games are in Indianapolis.

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Bracket

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Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament: Schedule

First Round

Wednesday, February 28

No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 13 Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m. ET on BTN2Go

No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 14 Illinois, 25 minutes after previous game (around 4 p.m.), BTN2Go

Second Round

Thursday, March 1

No. 8 Purdue vs. No. 9, 12 p.m. on BTN2Go

No. 5 vs. No. 12-13 winner, 25 minutes after previous game (around 2:30 p.m.), BTN2Go

No. 7 Indiana vs. No. 10, 6:30 p.m. on BTN2Go

No. 6 vs. No. 11-14, 25 minutes after previous game (around 9 p.m.), BTN2Go

QUARTERFINALS

Friday, March 2

No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 8-9 winner, 12 p.m. on BTN2Go

No. 4 vs. No. 5-12-13 winner, 25 minutes after previous game (around 2:30 p.m.), BTN2Go

No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 7-10 winner, 6:30 p.m. on BTN2Go

No. 3 Nebraska vs. No. 6-11-14 winner, 25 minutes after previous game (around 9 p.m.), BTN2Go

SEMIFINALS

Saturday, March 3

First semifinal, 6 p.m. on Big Ten Network

Second semifinal, 25 minutes after previous game (around 8:30 p.m.), Big Ten Network

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday, March 4

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. on ESPN2

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament: Standings, seeds

NOTE: As of after Saturday, February 24, games

  1. Ohio State: 13-3
  2. Maryland: 12-4
  3. Nebraska: 11-5
  4. Iowa: 11-5
  5. Minnesota: 10-5
  6. Michigan: 10-6
  7. Indiana: 9-7
  8. Purdue: 9-7
  9. Rutgers: 7-8
  10. Michigan State: 7-9
  11. Penn State: 6-10
  12. Northwestern: 3-12
  13. Wisconsin: 2-14
  14. Illinois: 0-15

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament: History, champions

YEAR CHAMPION SCORE RUNNER-UP MVP
1982 Ohio State 69-66 Illinois
1995 Penn State 68-63 Ohio State Missy Masley, Penn State
1996 Penn State 71-69 Purdue Angie Potthoff, Penn State
1997 Iowa 63-56 Illinois Angela Hamblin, Iowa
1998 Purdue 59-49 Penn State Andrea Garner, Penn State
1999 Purdue 80-76 Illinois Stephanie White, Purdue
2000 Purdue 71-63 Penn State Helen Darling, Penn State
2001 Iowa 75-70 Purdue Cara Consuegra, Iowa
2002 Indiana 75-72 Penn State Heather Cassady, Indiana
2003 Purdue 67-65 Ohio State Shereka Wright, Purdue
2004 Purdue 59-58 Penn State Shereka Wright, Purdue
2005 Michigan State 55-49 Minnesota Kristin Haynie, Michigan State
2006 Ohio State 63-60 Purdue Brandie Hoskins, Ohio State
2007 Purdue 64-52 Ohio State Katie Geralds, Purdue
2008 Purdue 58-56 Illinois FahKara Malone, Purdue
2009 Ohio State 67-66 Purdue Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
2010 Ohio State 66-64 Iowa Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
2011 Ohio State 84-70 Penn State Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
2012 Purdue 74-70 (OT) Nebraska Brittany Rayburn, Purdue
2013 Purdue 62-47 Michigan State Drey Mingo, Purdue
2014 Nebraska 72-65 Iowa Rachel Theroit, Nebraska
2015 Maryland 77-74 Ohio State Lexie Brown, Maryland
2016 Maryland 60-44 Michigan State Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland
2017 Maryland 74-64 Purdue Brionna Jones, Maryland

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament: Teams

The following players were named to the All-Tournament team.

ILLINOIS (9)
Ashley Berggren, G, 1997
Katie Coleman, F, 1997
Tauja Catchings, F, 1999-00
Allison Curtin, G, 1999-01
Rebecca Harris, G, 2008
Jenna Smith, F/C, 2008-09

INDIANA (3)
Heather Cassady, G, 2002
Jill Chapman, C, 2002
Cyndi Valentin, G, 2006

IOWA (13)
Angela Hamblin, F, 1996-97
Samantha Logic, G, 2014
Tangela Smith, C, 1997-98
Cara Consuegra, G, 2001
Randi Peterson, C, 2001
Kachine Alexander, G, 2010
Kelly Krei, F, 2010
Kamille Wahlin, G, 2010
Ally Disterhoft, G, 2014
Bethany Doolittle, C, 2014-15

MARYLAND (6)
Lexie Brown, G, 2015
Brionna Jones, C, 2016-17
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, G, 2016-17
Destiny Slocum, G, 2017

MICHIGAN (1)
Molly Murray, F, 1998

MICHIGAN STATE (7)
Paula Sanders, F, 1997
Kristin Haynie, G, 2005
Kelli Roehrig, C, 2005
Liz Shimek, F, 2006
Allyssa DeHaan, C, 2007
Jasmine Thomas, G, 2013
Aerial Powers, F, 2016

MINNESOTA (4)
Janel McCarville, C, 2004-05
Jamie Broback, F, 2005
Amanda Zahui B., C, 2015

NEBRASKA (5)
Jordan Hooper, F, 2012-14
Lindsey Moore, G, 2012-13
Rachel Theriot, G, 2014

NORTHWESTERN (1)
Nia Coffey, F, 2016

OHIO STATE (20)
Peggy Evans, F, 1995
Katie Smith, F, 1995
Kim Wilburn, G, 2003
Caity Matter, G, 2003
Brandie Hoskins, G, 2005-06
Jessica Davenport, C, 2006-07
Star Allen, F, 2009
Jantel Lavender, C, 2009-10-11
Samantha Prahalis, G, 2010-11-12
Tayler Hill, G, 2011
Ameryst Alston, G, 2014
Alexa Hart, F, 2015
Kelsey Mitchell, G, 2015-16

PENN STATE (16)
Missy Masley, F, 1995
Angie Potthoff, F, 1995-96
Tina Nicholson, G, 1995-96
Andrea Garner, F/C,1998-00
Helen Darling, G, 2000
Kelly Mazzante, G, 2002-04
Tanisha Wright, G, 2002-03
Jess Strom, G, 2004
Alex Bentley, G, 2011
Maggie Lucas, G, 2011-13

PURDUE (34)
Jannon Roland, F, 1996
Stacey Lovelace, F, 1996
Ukari Figgs, G, 1998-99
Stephanie White, G/F, 1998-99
Katie Douglas, G/F, 1999-00-01
Camille Cooper, C, 2000-01
Shereka Wright, F, 2003-04-05
Erika Valek, G, 2003
Katie Gearlds, F, 2004-06-07
Erin Lawless, F, 2006-07
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, F, 2007-09
FahKara Malone, G, 2008
Keshia Mosley, F, 2008
Kalika France, F, 2008
Danielle Campbell, C, 2008
Brittany Rayburn, G, 2009-12
KK Houser, G, 2012-13
Drey Mingo, F, 2013
Courtney Moses, G, 2013
Ashley Morrissette, G, 2017
Dominique Oden, G, 2017

WISCONSIN (1)
Jessie Stomski, F, 2002

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Ohio State women’s basketball tops Penn State to win second-consecutive Big Ten title

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

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No. 14 Ohio State women’s basketball won the Big Ten regular season title outright on Sunday, topping Penn State 89-64 to do it.

Kelsey Mitchell had 22 points to lead all scorers and had a major accomplishment in the process (more on that below). Stephanie Mavunga had 21 points and Linnae Harper had 17 in the effort as well.

It’s the Buckeyes second straight Big Ten title and their 16th overall. It’s also their ninth outright title, which is four more than anyone else in the conference.

In the win, Mitchell also jumped a big, big name on the NCAA all-time scoring list on Sunday.

Mitchell passed Baylor superstar Brittany Griner for third on the list with 3,284 points and counting during the Buckeyes game the Nittany Lions.

Mitchell also achieved the mark in less games than Griner did, 135 as opposed to 148.

Next on the list is Jackie Stiles from Missouri State who has 3,393 points, while Washington’s Kelsey Plum owns the all-time record with 3,527 points.

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