Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team dropped one spot to No. 16 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday, following a 1-1 week that included a loss to the nation's new No. 2 team.
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Women's Basketball impact89fm.org —  The first time I remember seeing Aerial Powers, I was in the 10th grade at Detroit Country Day. It was Field Day. At Country Day, one of the biggest Field Day events was the slam-dunk contest. One representative from each class would compete, and it would get LIVE.
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Women's Basketball youtube.com —  It’s a new season for the Michigan State Women’s Basketball team. Coming off of a share of the 2013-14 Conference Championship the team’s two senior captains look to push and lead their team further than before. Watch highlights from the team’s first games, hear from Coach Merchant, and learn about what makes one junior on the team so incredibly special on this episode of Spartan Women’s Basketball All Access.


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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Tori Jankoska scored 22 points and Aerial Powers added 17 and 13 rebounds, leading No. 15 Michigan State to a 64-45 win over IUPUI on Sunday.The Spartans (2-1) used their physical advantage to get to the foul line, where they made 19 of 23. Jankoska was 11 of 13 and Powers, who has had a double-double in all three games this season, was 8 of 9. The duo also combined for 11 of MSU's 13 assists.

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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Jaguars are making their first road trip of the season, after opening with a 89-69 loss to No. 10 Louisville and a 66-44 win over Eastern Illinois. IUPUI is coming off a 23-10 season, their second-straight 20-win season, and a second consecutive WNIT appearance. Three Jaguars are avergaing in double-figures, led by Valparaiso transfer Shaquira Scott's 12.5 points. Nevena Markovic, a second-team All-Summitt League performer last season, leads the team with 6.0 rebounds.
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Women's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Muskegon girls basketball player Mardrekia Cook will call Michigan State University her next basketball home. The 6-foot-1 junior made a verbal commitment Wednesday to play for the Spartans beginning in 2016.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Jewell Loyd had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a 71-63 win over No. 15 Michigan State on Wednesday night. Aerial Powers scored 27 points and Tori Jankoska added 20 for the Spartans (1-1).

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Notre Dame defeats women's basketball at home, 71-63 State News
On a cold and snowy November night, No. 14 MSU and No. 3 Notre Dame kept Breslin Center toasty for 40 minutes of basketball, but the Irish pulled away towards the end, securing a 71-63 victory.

Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame too much for MSU women Detroit Free Press
It was the All-America player against the All-America player-in-waiting. Notre Dame junior All-America Jewell Loyd scored 28 points Wednesday night to lead the Irish (2-0) to a 71-63 victory over Michigan State and Aerial Powers in the Breslin Center.

Spartans Squander Golden Opportunity for a Major Upset of #3 Notre Dame 71-63 Spartan Nation
The #15 Michigan State Spartans played host to an elite female basketball team tonight in the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The Irish were ranked number three in the land coming into this game and 1-0 on the campaign (same as the Spartans) but with a heralded roster of stars.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant announced the signing of six National Letters of Intent on Wednesday - Jenna Allen (East Bedford, Ind./Bedford North Lawrence), Octavia Barnes (Jackson, Miss./Raymond), Victoria Gaines (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville), Kalabrya Gondrezick (Benton Harbor, Mich./Benton Harbor), Morgan Green (San Jose, Calif./Pacific Collegiate School/Chabot College) and Hana Vesela (Priobor, Czech Republic/Sportovni Gymnasium Dany a Emila Zatopkovych). The six players will join the Spartan program starting with the 2015-16 season. The class is ranked as high as No. 16 nationally by Blue Star Basketball.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Aerial Powers had 20 points with 15 rebounds and No. 14 Michigan State held off Eastern Michigan for a season-opening 69-61 victory on Sunday.


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Women's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Merchantaries is back for another season of Michigan State women’s basketball. On this episode, host Jennifer Aldridge and co-host Jalen Walker discuss the preseason and what to expect from the No. 14 Spartans this season.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The 2014-15 regular season gets underway for the Michigan State women's basketball team on Sunday as the Spartans host Eastern Michigan (1-0) at 2 p.m.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Heading into its first regular season game of the year on Sunday, MSU women’s basketball is still getting back into the swing of things. After playing a scrimmage against Toledo and an exhibition contest against Grand Valley State, head coach Suzy Merchant has noted that she sees room for improvement from her team. “To me, it’s about consistency right now,” Merchant said.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Aerial Powers was armed and dangerous this summer. All the Michigan State sophomore talked about early this fall was how much time she spent working out with “The Gun.” She did not have a permit, but then she couldn’t really carry that gun around with her. The Gun 6000 is made by Shoot-A-Way and is a bulky contraption that attaches to a basket, permitting it to corral made and missed shots and deliver passes to the shooter, meaning you don’t need someone to rebound for you.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Last season, freshmen Tori Jankoska and Aerial Powers led MSU in scoring and made an immediate impact on a season that culminated with a Big Ten title. This year, another freshman has the chance to follow in those footsteps.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  The MSU starting five of women’s basketball had a statistically impressive exhibition opener against Grand Valley State Sunday, but a few concerns were highlighted as well.
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Spartans should again contend for the Big Ten title, led by a talented backcourt of sophomores Aerial Powers (13.4 points, 8.2 rebounds) and Tori Jankoska (12.4 points, 64 3-pointers). Look for a big season from physical 6-3 senior center Jasmine Hines which should put them over the top for their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2009.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Behind all five starters scoring in double-figures with three posting double-doubles, No. 14/15 Michigan State women's basketball routed Grand Valley State, 70-51, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Sunday was the Spartans' lone exhibition of the 2014-15 season.

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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women's basketball opens the 2014-15 season with the Spartans' lone exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 9 against Grand Valley State. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. at the Breslin Center.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  After finishing the 2013-14 season with a 23-10 overall record and a share of the Big Ten conference title, MSU women’s basketball hopes to pick up right where it left off. The Spartans return three of four leading scorers from last season, including redshirt sophomore forward Aerial Powers (13.4 points per game), sophomore guard Tori Jankoska (12.4 points per game), and senior forward Becca Mills (10.0 points per game).
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