Double-figure scoring by four different Spartans lifted Michigan State over Wisconsin 70-63 in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night. Senior Tori Jankoska led all scorers with 22 points, her 19th game this season with 20 or more points. Taya Reimer knocked down her third double-double of the season with 12 points and season-high 12 rebounds. Redshirt senior Branndais Agee added 14 points, and freshman Taryn McCutcheon contributed 10.
Jankoska rallies Spartan women, Michigan next Detroit News
Tori Jankoska showed why she is Michigan State’s all-time leading scorer Thursday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, sparking a second-half comeback to help the No. 6 seeded Spartans to a 70-63 victory over No. 11 seed Wisconsin in a Big Ten tournament second-round game.
MSU downs Wisconsin, earns date and rematch with rival Wolverines State News
A jumper from senior guard Tori Jankoska 3:13 left in the third quarter was ultimately the night’s biggest play for the MSU women’s basketball team, who took on No. 11 seed Wisconsin Thursday night in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament.
MSU awakens, rallies past Wisconsin in Big Ten tourney; Michigan next Detroit Free Press
When Michigan State got to halftime Thursday night in the Big Ten tournament down by seven, MSU coach Suzy Merchant knew change was essential. Her team was getting dominated in the paint by Wisconsin, the offense was sluggish and her star, Tori Jankoska, looked off through the entire half. Merchant knocked down the issues one by one, with the last one — getting Jankoska going — being the most critical.