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 The Big Ten Women's basketball tournament is an exciting event that takes place every year. This year's tournament is shaping up to be a great competition with some of the top teams in the conference competing for the championship.The tournament is being held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. from March 1-5, 2023. The venue has a capacity of over 20,000 and is expected to be filled with enthusiastic fans supporting their teams.All 14 teams in the Big Ten Conference will be competing for the championship. The winner of the tournament will get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The teams will be seeded based on their regular-season conference records, with the top four teams receiving byes to the quarterfinals.The tournament will begin with two first-round games on March 1, followed by four second-round games on March 2. The quarterfinals will be held on March 3, with the semifinals on March 4 and the championship game on March 5.The Maryland Terrapins are expected to be one of the top teams to watch in the tournament. They have been a dominant force in the Big Ten in recent years, and have won five championships since joining the conference in 2014. Maryland's head coach, Brenda Frese, has led the team to the NCAA Tournament every season.Maryland's roster includes sophomore guard Shyanne Sellers, senior guard Diamond Miller, and senior guard Abby Meyers. Miller and Bibby were both named to the All-Big Ten first team last season, while Benzan received an honorable mention.The Iowa Hawkeyes are another team to watch in the tournament. They finished second in the Big Ten last season and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes are led by head coach Lisa Bluder, who has been with the team for 23 seasons.Iowa's roster includes junior guard Caitlin Clark and senior guard Kate Martin, who were both named to the All-Big Ten first team last season. Clark is one of the most exciting players in the country, averaging 26.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game last season.Other teams to keep an eye on in the tournament include the Michigan Wolverines, the Indiana Hoosiers, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Michigan returns most of its roster from last season, including All-Big Ten first team selection Leigha Brown and sophomore guard Laila Phelia.Indiana has a strong back-court led by graduate guard Grace Berger and junior forward Kiandra Browne, while Rutgers has a solid front-court led by junior forward Chyna Cornwell and freshman guard Kaylene Smikle. The Scarlet Knights also have a good back-court that includes sophomore guard Diamond Johnson and senior guard Zippy Broughton, who was an All-Big Ten second team selection last season.The tournament will feature several exciting individual matchups, including Miller vs. Clark in a potential semifinal matchup. Both players are talented scorers who can change the outcome of games.Another interesting matchup could be between Hillmon and Walker, who are both dominant in the paint. Hillmon averaged 25.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game last season, while Walker averaged 8.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.Overall, the 2023 Big Ten Women's basketball tournament promises to be a thrilling competition featuring some of the best teams and players in the country.

The Buckeyes finished fourth in the Big Ten last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.Ohio State is led by head coach Kevin McGuff, who has been with the team since 2013. McGuff has led the Buckeyes to the NCAA Tournament in six of his eight seasons with the team.The Buckeyes' roster includes senior guard Jacy Sheldon, who was named to the All-Big Ten first team last season. Sheldon is a talented scorer who averaged 16.9 points per game last season.Ohio State also has a solid frontcourt led by senior forward Eboni Walker and junior center Rebeka Mikulasikova. Juhasz was an All-Big Ten second team selection last season, while Mikulasikova averaged 6.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.Overall, Ohio State is a team that has the potential to make a deep run in the tournament and should not be underestimated by their opponents.

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