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Big Ten 2015 Women's Basketball Tournament underway - SCORE UPDATES

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A preview of tournament seeding and where the Scarlet Knights stand.

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

This wasn't the strong finish that the Scarlet Knights envisioned entering the postseason. Just over one week ago, it looked as if Rutgers could potentially challenge Iowa for the number two seed in the Big Ten tourney. After dropping back to back games against the Michigan State Spartans and Northwestern Wildcats, the Knights ended up losing out on a top four seed and most importantly, a double-bye.

Rutgers finished the regular season with a record of 21-8 overall and 12-6 in the B1G. They tied the Wildcats in conference, but Northwestern owns the tiebreaker in head-to-head matchups. Big Ten Network will provide extensive coverage of the 2015 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, and below you can find the detailed game schedule.

How to watch

First round: March 4 - BTN Plus

Second  through fourth rounds: March 5-7 - BTN

B1G Championship Game: March 8 - ESPN, 7 PM EST

First Round

Team Team Broadcast Info/Result
Game 1 #13 Penn State #12 Indiana Hoosiers Indiana 68, PSU 63
Game 2 #14 Purdue Boilermakers #11 Wisconsin Badgers Purdue 58, Wisconsin 56

Second Round

Team Team Broadcast Info/Result
Game 3 #9 Michigan State Spartans #8 Michigan Wolverines Michigan State 69, Michigan 49
Game 4 #12 Indiana Hoosiers #5 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Rutgers 63, Indiana 52
Game 5 #10 Illinois Fighting Illini #7 Nebraska Cornhuskers March 5, 7 PM - BTN
Game 6 #14 Purdue Boilermakers #6 Minnesota Golden Gophers March 5, 25 mins after G5 - BTN

Quarterfinal Round

Team Team Broadcast Info
Game 7 #9 Michigan State
#1 Maryland Terrapins March 6, 12:30 PM - BTN
Game 8 #5 Rutgers Scarlet Knights #4 Northwestern Wildcats March 6, 25 mins after G7 - BTN
Game 9 Winner of Game 5 #2 Iowa Hawkeyes March 6, 7 PM - BTN
Game 10 Winner of Game 6 #3 Ohio State Buckeyes March 6, 25 mins after G9 - BTN

In this year's tournament, it's Maryland and everybody else. The Terrapins absolutely steamrolled everyone in the league and are a heavy favorite to take the crown in their first year as league members. Rutgers gets a good draw as the fifth seed with either Penn State or Indiana, and gets the lowest top four seed if they make it to the quarterfinals. Stay tuned to On the Banks for more coverage of the 2015 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament.