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Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points and Branndais Agee was clutch down the stretch Friday as No. 19 Michigan State, the second-seed, rallied to defeat seventh-seeded Michigan 61-58 in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
MSU women's basketball comes back to beat U-M in Big Ten tourney State News
For much of the game, the No. 2-seeded MSU women's basketball team was in position to suffer an upset at the hands of its biggest rival. But senior forward Annalise Pickrel didn't plan to have her career end at the hands of No. 7-seeded Michigan.
Michigan State women turn back upset bid by Michigan in Big Ten tournament Detroit News
Michigan State freshman guard Branndais Agee worked hard and waited for her chance to play in critical situations while watching a pair of first-year Spartans help them to a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship.
Suzy Merchant says veteran leadership crucial in avoiding upset Detroit News
Suzy Merchant has done a tremendous job during her seven years as head coach at Michigan State, guiding the Spartans to 20 or more wins each year and two Big Ten regular-season titles, the most of any women’s basketball coach in school history.
Tori Jankoska shines at point guard vs. rival Michigan Detroit Free Press
First, her eyes began rolling. Then came the muttered laughter. Michigan State women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant was listening to freshman shooting guard-turned-point guard Tori Jankoska explain her decision not to pass to an open Annalise Pickrel late in the Spartans’ 61-58 victory over Michigan on Friday night in the second-round Big Ten tournament game.