Michigan State senior guard Tori Jankoska has been named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday, Feb. 20.
Tori Jankoska made five 3-pointers in setting a single-season school record and scored 28 points in leading Michigan State over No. 20 Michigan 86-68 on Sunday before a record sellout crowd of 12,707 who watched the in-state rivals in their only meeting this season.
Michigan State returns to the road to take on No. 20/20 Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. for the only regular-season meeting between the in-state rivals this season. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network with Lisa Byington and Vera Jones on the call. The two teams have not met in Ann Arbor since Jan. 4, 2015. Overall, the Spartans hold a 65-18 series lead over the Wolverines.
Boosted by a triple-double from Tori Jankoska and a career-high 30 points from Branndais Agee, Michigan State women’s basketball pulled away from Minnesota, 85-69, Thursday night at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State concludes its two-game homestand, hosting Minnesota on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The Spartans are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after losses to Iowa and No. 3/2 Maryland. MSU has only four regular-season games left this season with two at home and two on the road.
Suzy Merchant never really felt scared until doctors told her they were going to stop her heart.Only for five seconds. A routine procedure as part of a test to determine the severity of a heart abnormality. But nothing about having your heart stopped by a dye administered through a catheter in a hospital several states from home is actually routine.
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Senior guard Tori Jankoska became the first Michigan State women’s basketball player to reach 2,000 points as MSU fell to No. 3/2 Maryland in the annual Play4Kay Game on Sunday. t was also coach Suzy Merchant’s return to the sideline for the Spartans. Merchant came back from a medical leave of absence to coach the Spartans (16-9, 6-6) for the first time since Jan. 14.
Suzy Merchant is back. The Spartans’ basketball coach returned to the sideline for Sunday’s home game against No. 3 Maryland. On Jan. 17, Michigan State announced Merchant would take a medical leave of absence. On Jan. 1, Merchant collapsed during the Illinois game and was reportedly taken to a hospital. She missed the next game but then returned on Jan. 7.
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Michigan State women’s basketball will battle No. 3/2 Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 12 in their annual Play4Kay Game sponsored by Sparrow Health System. Sundays Breast Cancer Awareness Game will honor survivors and caretakers. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2 with tipoff set for 2 p.m.
In just their second overtime game of the season, Michigan State women’s basketball dropped a hard-fought overtime battle with Iowa, 87-83, in Iowa City on Thursday. Despite a slow start, senior guard Tori Jankoska led all scorers with 32 points. She is now just six points away from becoming the first Spartan to reach the 2,000 point mark. She also had her fourth-straight double-double with 11 rebounds. Senior forward Taya Reimer added 14 points and six boards for the Spartans.
Michigan State hits the road for one of its final three regular-season away games, taking on Iowa on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. on BTN with Mike Wolf and Christ Winters Scott on the call. The Spartans have won three-straight games, winning road games at Wisconsin and Minnesota and a home game against Indiana. MSU returns home on Sunday for its annual Play4Kay day, honoring breast cancer awareness against No. 3/2 Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
Michigan State senior guard Tori Jankoska has been added to the Wade Watch List by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Monday. She is one of 35 student-athletes named to the list.
It’s been a wild ride for graduate student forward Taya Reimer.The Fishers, Ind. native transferred to MSU women’s basketball (16-7, 6-4 Big Ten) before the season started, leaving a nationally competitive University of Notre Dame.
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For the second-straight game, four Spartans scored in double figures as the Michigan State women’s basketball team stopped Indiana, 69-60, at the Breslin Center Thursday. Senior forward Taya Reimer, senior guard Tori Jankoska and freshman guard Taryn McCutcheon all scored 15 points. Jankoska now has eight double-doubles this season and 21 for her career. Redshirt-senior guard Branndais Agee had her second double-double of the season 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jankoska once again came close to a triple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.
Michigan State returns to the friendly confines of the Breslin Center after two games on the road with a nationally televised matchup against Indiana on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. (ET) on the Big Ten Network with Lisa Byington and Christy Winters Scott on the call. The Spartans will celebrate their annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, honoring female athletes. Michigan State will honor its women sports throughout the game.
Four Spartans scored in double figures as the Michigan State women’s basketball team defeated Minnesota, 93-74, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Monday. Michigan State was led by a double-double from senior guard Tori Jankoska, who scored 20 points and tied a career-high with 14 rebounds. She now has seven double-doubles this season. Freshman guard Taryn McCutcheon scored a season-high 15 points, while senior forward Taya Reimer and redshirt senior guard Branndais Agee both added 11 points.
Michigan State will conclude its two-game road trip, taking on Minnesota in a rare Monday game on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. (ET) on BTN with Mike Wolf and Christy Winters Scott on the call. Monday is the Gophers’ annual Play4Kay game, part of their annual breast cancer awareness campaign.
A special feature on Taya Reimer, a grad student transfer from Notre Dame who has contributed a lot in her first year playing with the Spartans.Take a look at her career path and her aspiration in Broadcasting. Also a special on MSU Women’s Basketball Alumni Day where former Spartan players mention their best memories.
Michigan State women’s basketball used a complete team effort to snap a three-game losing streak with a dominating 81-57 win over Wisconsin at the Kohl Center in Madison on Wednesday.