2021 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule Announced

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February 24, 2021

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Three networks to carry tournament games from March 9-13 in Indianapolis

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has released the game times and television outlets for the 2021 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament that will be played March 9-13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

BTN will televise the first-round game at 5 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, March 9, as well as the first two second-round games on Wednesday, March 10 (at 11 a.m. ET and 25 minutes following the completion of the first game).

FS2 then takes over as the presenting television outlet and will show the remaining two second-round games on March 10, along with the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 11 and semifinals on Friday, March 12. This will mark the first time that tournament games will be televised nationwide on FS2.

All games televised on BTN and FS2 may also be seen on the FOX Sports app.

The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game tips off at 2 p.m. (ET) Saturday, March 13 and will be televised on ESPNU and the ESPN app.

Maryland is the defending tournament champion, winning its fourth title in 2020 with an 82-65 victory over Ohio State. OSU will not compete in this year’s Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament due to a self-imposed postseason ban.

The 2021 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 9 (First Round)

Game 1 (Seed #12 vs. Seed #13) – 5 p.m. ET (BTN)

Wednesday, March 10 (Second Round)

Game 2 (Seed #8 vs. Seed #9) – 11 a.m. ET (BTN)

Game 3 (Seed #5 vs. Game 1 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 2 (BTN)

Game 4 (Seed #7 vs. Seed #10) – 6:30 p.m. ET (FS2)

Game 5 (Seed #6 vs. Seed #11) – 25 minutes following Game 4 (FS2)

Thursday, March 11 (Quarterfinals)

Game 6 (Seed #1 vs. Game 2 winner) – 11 a.m. ET (FS2)

Game 7 (Seed #4 vs. Game 3 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 6 (FS2)

Game 8 (Seed #2 vs. Game 4 winner) – 6:30 p.m. ET (FS2)

Game 9 (Seed #3 vs. Game 5 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 8 (FS2)

Friday, March 12 (Semifinals)

Game 10 (Game 6 vs. Game 7 winner) – 2 p.m. ET (FS2)

Game 11 (Game 8 vs. Game 9 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 10 (FS2)

Saturday, March 13 (Championship)

Game 12 (Game 10 vs. Game 11 winner) – 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

NOTES: All times are approximate and subject to change … BTN and FS2 games are also available on the FOX Sports app … ESPNU game is also available on the ESPN app … for more information, please visit the tournament web site at bigten.org/wbbt.



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