2 weeks ago

Tori Jankoska will continue her basketball career in the Windy City.The Michigan State senior guard was selected No. 9 overall in the opening round of the WNBA draft by the Chicago Sky on Thursday night.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

Tori Jankoska exceeded her wildest basketball dreams with a record-setting career at Michigan State. The Freeland native is ready to add to that. Jankoska is expected to learn where she’ll continue her career Thursday when she could be selected late in the first round or early in the second round of the WNBA draft.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

In this entry, we talk to Sidney Cooks, a 6-4 Michigan State signee from St. Joseph (Kenosha, Wis.). She is ranked as the No. 5 player overall and No. 2 at her position in the espnW HoopGurlz rankings. As a senior, she averaged 27.6 points, 13.8 rebounds 2.9 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.8 steals.

Source: USA Today High School Sports

2 weeks ago

Tori Jankoska understands the history and her role in it. And it surprises even her. But on Thursday night, Jankoska is expected to become the first Saginaw County basketball player taken in the WNBA Draft. “I wouldn’t say I’m nervous, just anxious,” Jankoska said. “I’ve worked out and talked to coaches. It’s been exciting.”

Source: MLive.com

4 weeks ago

Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska added to her postseason accolades, earning Women’s Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America honors, announced by the WBCA at the Final Four on Saturday.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 weeks ago

Senior Tori Jankoska will represent the Michigan State women’s basketball program at the 2017 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships, held Thursday, March 30 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. The 29th annual event will air at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska was named to the Associated Press honorable mention All-America team, as announced by the AP on Monday. Jankoska’s honor is the ninth AP All-America accolade in program history and the third in the last three years.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska was named Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region, announced by the WBCA on Thursday. Jankoska was one of 12 players earning Region Four accolades and is now eligible for WBCA All-American honors.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

When Aerial Powers announced last April she was skipping her senior season at Michigan State to enter the WNBA draft, the Spartans knew they had talent coming back. But it wasn’t going to be easy to replace the nearly 22 points per game Powers averaged her sophomore and junior seasons.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Tori Jankoska led the way with 26 points, but in the end it would not be enough as ninth-seeded Michigan State fell to No. 8 Arizona State by a final score of 73-61 on Friday night.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

1 month ago

Michigan State women’s basketball arrived in Columbia, S.C. on Wednesday, March 16 for the First and Second Rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Tournament. On Thursday, March 17 the Spartans had media availability and held a 90-minute practice at the Colonial Life Arena on the campus of South Carolina, in preparation of Friday’s First Round game vs. No. 8 Arizona State.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

Being in the NCAA Tournament, that’s a familiar feeling for Suzy Merchant.Being at home for 24 consecutive days — and during a season, no less — well, that was different. And difficult.“It wasn’t easy,” Merchant said earlier this week, moments after arriving in Columbia, South Carolina, for Friday’s first-round NCAA Tournament game against Arizona State. “It was a long 24 days.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Suzy Merchant has pep in her step and a twinkle in her eye — a far cry from two stretches earlier this season for the Michigan State coach. Merchant fainted and collapsed onto the court during a home game, missing only the following contest, and was out for a six-game leave after another scare on the road.

Source: USA Today

1 month ago

Michigan State women’s basketball drew the ninth seed in the Stockton Region and will face eight-seeded Arizona State on Friday, March 17 in a 7:30 p.m. (ET) tip-off in Colonial Life Arena on the campus of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Friday’s first-round clash between the Spartans and Sun Devils will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

Michigan State women’s basketball drew the ninth seed in the Stockton Region and will face eight-seeded Arizona State on Friday, March 17 in a 7:30 p.m. (ET) tip-off in Colonial Life Arena on the campus of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Fridays first-round clash between the Spartans and Sun Devils will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

The journey wasn’t completely smoothBut the end season destination remains the same for the Michigan State women’s basketball team.A season that featured a near-month long absence of their leader and where plenty of underclassmen made contributions will continue this week in the NCAA tournament for the Spartans.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Final Episode: In this edition see highlights from Spartans 19- point deficit comeback to defeat Penn State on senior night, as well as coach Suzy Merchant emotional speech to senior Tori Jankoska. Also a deeper look into Spartans Big Ten Tournament run.

2 months ago

Michigan State women’s basketball honored the 2016-17 season at its annual banquet on Tuesday night, March 7, at the Breslin Center. Eight different MSU players were recognized, while senior guard Tori Jankoska was named the Player of the Year.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

The end of Michigan State’s Big Ten tournament run may be its loudest statement moving into the NCAA tournament. The Spartans scored 89 points in Saturday’s semifinal — and still lost by 11 to No. 4-ranked Maryland — but producing that total in their third game in three days was impressive. Only one team all season scored more than that against the Terps (and it wasn’t flawless Connecticut, which topped out at 87 in its win over Maryland.)

Source: Detroit Free Press

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