Big 10 Women's Basketball Tournament dates, location, TV, and history

Postseason play is quickly approaching and the Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to defend their tournament title from a year ago. Here is your guide to the 2024 Big 10 Women's Basketball Tournament.

Iowa women's basketball star Caitlin Clark (22) takes a shot in her game against Northwestern where she scored 35 points and moved to No. 2 on the all-time scoring list.
Iowa women's basketball star Caitlin Clark (22) takes a shot in her game against Northwestern where she scored 35 points and moved to No. 2 on the all-time scoring list. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to defend their Big 10 title from 2023 and right now are poised to do so. Iowa is currently 20-2 with a 9-1 conference record. Their only losses this season have come from Kansas State who is currently No. 2 in the top 25 rankings and on top of their conference, and Ohio State, who is a part of this three-way tie.

Currently, there looks to be a three-way tie for first place based on conference record. However, the Hawkeyes would win that tiebreaker with the best overall record out of everyone. With eight games remaining on the schedule, all eyes are on the Hawkeyes, but not because of their stellar record, but because star guard Caitlin Clark is a little over 100 points away from passing Kelsey Plum on the all-time scoring list for first place.

While I am sure Clark and the team are excited for that accomplishment, I am sure they are staying focused on the bigger prize ahead, which is another Big 10 title and hopefully a National Championship.

Well to get to a National Championship, you have to make it through the conference tournament first. This Big 10 Women's Tournament will take place at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota from March 6-10. Seeding will be based on the final standings after the conference play is over.

Here is what the tournament schedule will look like.

First Round: Wednesday, March 6

  • Game 1: No. 12 Seed vs. No. 13 Seed, 5:30 p.m. CT
  • Game 2: No. 11 Seed vs No. 14 Seed, approximately 25 minutes after Game 1 concludes

Second Round: Thursday, March 7

  • Game 3: No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed, 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Game 4: No. 5 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner, approximately 25 minutes after Game 3 concludes
  • Game 5: No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed, 5:30 p.m. CT
  • Game 6: No. 6 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner, approximately 25 minutes after Game 5 concludes

Quarterfinals: Friday, March 8

  • Game 7: No. 1 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner, 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Game 8: No. 4 Seed vs. Game 4 Winner, approximately 25 minutes after Game 7 concludes
  • Game 9: No. 2 Seed vs. Game 5 Winner, 5:30 p.m. CT
  • Game 10: No. 3 Seed vs. Game 6 Winner, approximately 25 minutes after Game 9 concludes

Semifinals: Saturday, March 9

  • Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 1 p.m. CT
  • Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, approximately 25 minutes after Game 11 concludes

Championship: Sunday, March 10

Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner, 11 a.m. CT

How to watch

  • You can watch the First Round on the Peacock streaming service
  • You can watch the Second Round, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals on BTN and the Fox Sports App
  • The Championship will be live on CBS and Paramount+

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