Big Ten women eye breakthrough

The Big Ten has been a big disappointment when the women's NCAA Tournament has rolled around the past few years. Only once since 2005 has the league gotten a team to the Final Four, and that was Maryland in its first year joining from the ACC in 2015.



March 17, 2023 - 3:48 PM

Monika Czinano had 26 points and seven rebounds in Iowa’s rout of Ohio State in the Big Ten women’s basketball championship game.

Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark has looked over the women’s NCAA Tournament bracket, eyed the potential matchups facing her second-seeded Hawkeyes and the rest of their Big Ten brethern, and come to a rather optimistic conclusion.

“The Big Ten can certainly place two in the Final Four,” she said. “I don’t think that’s a stretch by any means.”

Just one would end a long dry spell.

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