I would be lying if I told you that I follow women’s college basketball as closely as I do men’s college basketball, but I think it’s time we all start paying attention to the ladies of the Michigan State program. Suzy Merchant’s team is off to an 8-1 start and is coming off of a huge upset win against the (at the time) No. 3-ranked Oregon Ducks.
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Michigan State senior center Jenna Allen added to her honors after being named U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week on Tuesday. She also garnered ESPW and Big Ten Player of the Week accolades on Monday.
Jenna Allen ran down the court Sunday afternoon, arms stretched out holding up three fingers with each hand, basking in the roar that had overtaken the Breslin Center. The Michigan State senior had just buried a 3-pointer from the wing to effectively seal the Spartans’ 88-82 victory over No. 3 Oregon, giving her a season-high 27 points and allowing Michigan State to announce to the college basketball world that it will be a team to be reckoned with in 2018-19.
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A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women’s AP Top 25. The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third-ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It’s the first ranking for Michigan State in two years.
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A 6-foot-4 center who has turned herself into a competent 3-point shooter led the biggest upset of this women’s basketball season so far. On Sunday, she had the best game of what has been the best season of her college career.Jenna Allen scored 27 points to lead unranked Michigan State to a 88-82 upset of No. 3 Oregon on Sunday.
Jenna Allen scored 27 points – including a big 3-pointer in the final minute – and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday.
Michigan State women’s basketball hosts No. 3 Oregon at the Breslin Center on Sunday, Dec. 9at 3 p.m. Sunday’s showdown will be nationally televised on ESPN2. The Spartans are 7-1 having won their last four games after a season-high 102 points in a 102-58 win at Oakland on Wednesday. Oregon brings a 7-0 record to East Lansing. Sunday is Toys for Tots Day as well as High School Day.
Suzy Merchant was honored and presented with the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Thursday at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.
Jenna Allen and Taryn McCutcheon combined for 35 points to rally Michigan State women’s basketball from an early deficit at Oakland, before erupting for a 19-0 run to lead the Spartans to a 102-58 victory for MSU Wednesday night at Oakland’s O’rena. Four Spartan starters posted double-figures as part of a season-high six different players netting double-digits on the way to MSU registering a season-high 102 points.
In its first true road game of the season, the Michigan State women’s basketball team will travel to Oakland on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The Spartans started the season 6-1 for the second time in the last three seasons after having the same beginning to the 2016-17 season.
Coach Merchant discusses the team’s 6-1 start and more. Player Guest Jenna Allen.
Hockey squares off against the University of Michigan, Women’s Basketball travels to Cancun, Mexico to play in the Cancun Challenge, Sophomore Xavier Tillman and Junior Nick Ward discuss changes they made as they figure to get ready for Basketball season and Men’s Basketball defeats Rutgers.
Behind senior center Jenna Allen’s second double-double of the season, the Michigan State women’s basketball team cruised to a 91-45 win over Texas Southern Sunday at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State concludes its brief two-game homestand against Texas Southern on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The Spartans improved to 5-1 with a dominating win over Virginia in the ACC/B1G Challenge on Nov. 28. MSU closes out the first month of the season with a 5-1 mark.
The freshmen trio of Kayla Belles, Nia Clouden and Tory Ozment all scored in double figures as the Michigan State women’s basketball team stopped Virginia, 91-66 in the ACC/B1G Challenge Wednesday at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State returns home after a pair of games at the Cancun Challenge, taking on Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. This is the 12th season of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Both the Spartans and the Cavaliers hold 5-6 records in the Challenge. Last season, MSU fell to Miami on the road, 67-57. This is MSU’s first Challenge game at home since losing to Louisville in 2015.
Behind career highs from freshmen Nia Clouden and Tory Ozment, the Michigan State women’s basketball closed out the Cancun Challenge with a dominating 75-51 win over Kennesaw State Friday night.
Despite being down double-digits several times, the Michigan State women’s basketball team showed fight, falling to No. 13 NC State, 78-74, in the opening game of the Cancun Challenge on Thursday. This is the 14th annual Cancun Challenge and the third time that the Spartans have played in it.