Ohio State got out to a hot start, and the Lady Lions could not recover in a 99-82 loss in the B1G quarterfinals.
D.J. Newbill scored 12 points and Penn State's zone defense stifled Northwestern in the Nittany Lions' 59-32 Big Ten win Thursday.
All three nominees are members of the 1986 national championship team.
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Top-seeded Penn State will face either Ohio State or Northwestern.
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Maggie Lucas was named Player of the Year, Dara Taylor the Defensive Player of the Year, and Coquese Washington the Coach of the Year.
Penn State shares the regular season title with Michigan State, but gets the top seed by virtue of their win against the Spartans in January.
After the Nittany Lion men's hoops team knocked off No. 22 Ohio State on Thursday, they fell short of another upset against No. 14 Wisconsin.
The Lady Lions earned their 3rd straight Big Ten regular season title with the victory.