Michigan State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams marked the official start of the 2018-19 season with the annual MSU Madness on Friday night.
Alyza Winston encountered serious recruiting attention before her high school basketball career ever got going. Now, one of the top girls basketball prospects around can put that part of the process behind her. Winston, a Muskegon High School senior, pulled a mild surprise by committing to Michigan State during her announcement party Thursday night in a full room at Lakeshore Fitness Center.
Michigan State women’s basketball began preparing for the 2018-19 season with the first official practice of the season. After practice, 12th-year head coach Suzy Merchant spoke about the upcoming Spartan squad.
During the 2018-19 season at least 12 Michigan State women’s basketball games will be televised on either the ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network; it was announced by the Big Ten Conference on Thursday. MSU will also have seven regular-season home contests aired on BTN Plus.
he Dallas Wings and Washington Mystics exchanged backup guards, with Tayler Hill and a second-round pick in next year’s draft going to Dallas for former Michigan State star Aerial Powers. The trade announced Monday includes the right for the teams to swap first-round picks in the 2019 WNBA draft.
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Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant announced Wednesday the addition of Desmond Young to the support staff as Assistant to the Head Coach. Young’s duties will include leading the video coordination team that breaks down film for scouting purposes, as well as MSU practice and game film. He will also be assisting with recruiting throughout the course of the year.
The matchups for the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge were announced on Monday morning in a joint release by the two conferences. In the 12th year of the event, Michigan State women’s basketball will host Virginia on Wednesday, Nov. 28 after two-straight seasons playing in a road game for the Challenge.
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Moira Joiner dreamed of playing in the Big Ten and playing close to home, making an offer from Michigan State difficult to ignore. First, however, the Saginaw Heritage standout wanted to talk to one of the top players in Michigan State women’s basketball history. After a few moments with former Freeland and MSU star Tori Jankoska, Joiner made the easy decision to commit to the Spartans.
For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Big Ten will have an 18-game schedule after two seasons of a 16-game docket. The conference played an 18-game league schedule in both 2015-16 and 2014-15. It is the sixth time in the last 12 years the conference has played an 18-game schedule.
Shay Colley scored a career-high 31 points, but the Michigan State women’s basketball team dropped an overtime heartbreaker to South Dakota, 85-83, in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) at the Sanford Coyote Sport Center on Thursday.
Suzy Merchant is excited for the Central Michigan women’s basketball team, which has become the darling of the NCAA Women’s Tournament, having made the Sweet 16. “That’s my alma mater,” Merchant said. “Fire up, Chips! Gotta love it.” What Merchant doesn’t have to love is how this season played out at Michigan State, which still is trying to make the most of things in the second-tier WNIT.
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After a pair of home wins, Michigan State women’s basketball now hits the road on Thursday, March 22 against South Dakota at 8 p.m. ET in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. In the second round of the WNIT MSU edged Toledo, 68-66. The Spartans are 13-4 overall in the WNIT.
The Coyotes come into the tournament at 28-6 overall. They advanced to the third round of the Summit League Tournament before falling to rival South Dakota State, 65-50. South Dakota went undefeated in their conference, including an 18-game winning streak to end the season.
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Shay Colley’s layup with less than two seconds left lifted the Spartan women’s basketball team over Toledo in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), 68-66, on Monday at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State women’s basketball returns to the Breslin Center on Monday, March 19 against Toledo at 7 p.m. in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus. In the first round of the WNIT, MSU stopped Cincinnati, 81-75.
Behind another stellar performance from sophomore guard Taryn McCutcheon, the Michigan State women’s basketball teams defeated persistent Cincinnati, 81-75, in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Thursday at the Breslin Center.
After failing to qualify for the women’s NCAA Tournament, MSU will continue its season back home to face Cincinnati in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
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