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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Michigan State women’s basketball returns to the Breslin Center on Thursday, March 15 against Cincinnati at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus. This is MSU’s first trip to the WNIT since reaching the finals in 2008. The Spartans are 11-4 overall in the WNIT.
Michigan State women’s basketball continues its season, facing Cincinnati in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Thursday, March 15 at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State women’s basketball honored the 2017-18 season at its annual banquet on Saturday, March 10, at the Breslin Center. Eight different Spartans were recognized, while redshirt-sophomore guard Shay Colley and sophomore guard Taryn McCutcheon shared Player of the Year honors.
In the longest game in Big Ten Tournament history, the No. 10-seeded Michigan State women’s basketball team dropped a four overtime heartbreaker to No. 7-seeded Indiana, 111-109 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Thursday in the first round.
The No. 10 women’s basketball team will start their run to a Big Ten Tournament title Thursday as they face the No. 7 Indiana Hoosiers (16-13, 9-7 Big Ten) after successfully avoiding a first-round matchup with Penn State’s loss to Ohio State Sunday.
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Michigan State women’s basketball opens the 25th Big Ten Tournament as the No. 10 seed. The Spartans will take on No. 7 Indiana on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit and BTN 2Go with Lisa Byington and Christy Winters Scott on the call. The Spartans enter the tournament on a two-game winning streak with a 17-12 overall record.
This episode features our five seniors reminiscing about their careers as well as highlights from their Senior Night victory over Wisconsin. Sidney Cooks and Taryn McCutcheon also preview the 2018 Big Ten Tournament.