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Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament 2017: Bracket, TV schedule, Northwestern vs. Iowa preview

Northwestern needs to win at least two games in order to get into the NCAA Tournament bubble.

We’re back to March, everyone. With a heartbreaking, regular season-ending loss to Purdue in the rear view mirror, Northwestern has to go far in the Big Ten Tournament to even get near the NCAA Tournament bubble.

After a strong start to Big Ten play, the Wildcats lost five of their last seven games and fell to the No. 9 seed in this year’s Big Ten Tournament. They will face off against Iowa at 11 A.M. CST on Big Ten Network. Northwestern lost on the road to Iowa earlier this season and will need to play much better than it has on offense in the last month or so.

Here’s the full bracket:

BTN

Northwestern will almost surely have to defeat Iowa and the No. 1 seed Ohio State to have a shot at the NCAA Tournament. However, Northwestern went on a miracle run to the semifinals as a 12-seed here last season, so anything is possible.

Full Schedule

Wednesday

Illinois (12) vs. Nebraska (13) — 12:30 p.m. CT, BTN

Wisconsin (11) vs. Rutgers (14) — ~4 p.m. CT, BTN

Thursday

Iowa (8) vs. Northwestern (9) — 11 a.m. CT, BTN

Purdue (5) vs. Illinois (12)/Nebraska (13) — 1:30 p.m. CT, BTN

Penn State (7) vs. Minnesota (10) — 5:30 p.m. CT, BTN

Michigan State (6) vs. Wisconsin (11)/Rutgers (14) — 8 p.m. CT, BTN

Friday

Ohio State (1) vs. Iowa (8)/Northwestern (9) — 11 a.m. CT, BTN

Indiana (4) vs. Purdue (5)/Illinois (12)/Nebraska (13) — 1:30 p.m. CT, BTN

Maryland (2) vs. Penn State (7)/Minnesota (10) — 5:30 p.m. CT, BTN

Michigan (3) vs. Michigan State (6)/Wisconsin (11)/Rutgers (14) — 8 p.m. CT, BTN

Saturday

Semifinal 1 — 2:00 p.m. CT, BTN

Semifinal 2 — 4:30 p.m. CT, BTN

Sunday

Final — 6 p.m. CT, ESPN2