The distance from home held Jayla James back the first time around when she was making her college choice. It didn’t hold James back this time when coach Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women’s basketball program came calling after she entered the transfer portal.
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Regardless of the history between McCallie and her old team, Duke was still the overwhelming favorite heading into the second round. Going off point averages alone, the Blue Devils (72.1 points per game) would’ve been spotted roughly nine points over the Spartans (63.5 points per game) in their East Lansing showdown.
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There are only two basketball players in Michigan State women’s basketball history to record at least 1,000 points and 500 assists. The first is Kristin Haynie, a star who went on to an incredible professional career and solidified herself as one of the greatest Spartans ever. The second is senior Taryn McCutcheon who made a great case to be included amongst the MSU greats.
Michigan State women’s basketball honored the 2019-20 season at its annual banquet on Tuesday night, March 10, at the Breslin Center. Six different Spartans players were honored, with senior Taryn McCutcheon and sophomore Nia Clouden sharing the Player of the Year award.
Hear from CoCo Gaines about her senior year at MSU, learn more about Kyle Ahrens and his family’s ties to basketball and watch highlights from Men’s Basketball’s senior night win to clinch a share of the Big Ten Championship.
Satchmo and DB look back at how Michigan State won its third-straight Big Ten basketball championship. And then they discuss what they’d like to see out of MSU in the B1G conference tournament and seed possibilities in the NCAA tournament. They also talk about Spartan hockey, women’s hoops and how the coronavirus could impact sports.
Despite two players grabbing double-doubles, the No. 8-seeded Michigan State women’s basketball’s comeback fell short against No. 9-seeded Purdue Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
For the first time as an eighth seed in the Big Ten Tournament, our Michigan State Spartans open the tournament today against ninth seed Purdue. This will be the third meeting between MSU and Purdue with both teams winning on the road. The Boilermakers won in East Lansing on January 30th, 76-66. The Spartans returned the favor in West Lafayette on February 20th, 65-63.
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Hear from Nia Hollie and Scott Piper about their paths to MSU, and watch highlights from Men’s Basketball’s win at Maryland on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Michigan State women’s basketball had two players named to the All-Big Ten teams Monday, as voted on by both the 14 league coaches and the media, and announced by the conference office. Sophomore guard Nia Clouden and senior guard Taryn McCutcheon were both named second-team All-Big Ten by the B1G coaches. Clouden was named second-team by the media, while McCutcheon grabbed honorable mention honors.
Michigan State women’s basketball will be the No. 8 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held Wednesday-Sunday, March 4-8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The No. 8-seeded Spartans (16-13, 9-9 B1G) will face No. 9-seeded Purdue in the second round on Thursday, March 5 at 12 p.m. ET.
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Senior guard Taryn McCutcheon celebrated Senior Day by becoming the Michigan State women’s basketball all-time assist leader, as the Spartans closed out the regular season with a dominating 99-80 win over Penn State on Sunday at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State women’s basketball concludes the regular season against Penn State on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. The Spartans will say goodbye to a quartet of seniors in Shay Colley, Victoria Gaines, Nia Hollie and Taryn McCutcheon in a postgame ceremony. It is also 4H Day at the Breslin Center on Sunday.
In its road Big Ten finale, the Michigan State women’s basketball team used a balanced attack to defeat Illinois, 72-58, Wednesday at the State Farm Center.
Michigan State women’s basketball concludes the regular season this week with a pair of games. The Spartans will play their final regular-season road game against Illinois on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. MSU will say goodbye to its seniors in the home finale against Penn State on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m.
Michigan State women’s basketball erased an 18-point second-half deficit but were unable to hold on, falling to Michigan 65-57 in the annual Pink Game Sunday. A season-high 11,462 fans were on hand at the Breslin Center.
As the calendar turns toward March, the Michigan State Spartans have kicked it into high gear by rattling off three consecutive wins. The Spartans were able to go into West Lafayette on Thursday and emerge with a gutsy 65-63 win over Purdue. MSU will be looking to improve its winning streak to four on Sunday when the Spartans welcome arch-rival Michigan to the Breslin Center.
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Michigan State was on the ropes. At 13-12, the team was ninth in the Big Ten and needed a spark after injuries decimated its offensive production. Wins against Minnesota and Rutgers provided the spark, but they were low-scoring defensive affairs. The Spartans needed offensive production, and they found it. Taryn McCutcheon and Nia Clouden each scored 14 points, while Kayla Belles added 13 in a 65-63 win over Purdue.
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Michigan State women’s basketball continues its busy week, traveling to West Lafayette, Indiana to take on Purdue on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Jordan Bernfield and Tyra Buss on the call. The Spartans started the week with a win over Minnesota on Feb. 17 and will end with a home game against Michigan on Feb. 23.
Behind 61 points from underclassmen, Michigan State women’s basketball captured a 66-54 win against Minnesota Monday at the Breslin Center. All but five points came from the Spartan freshmen and sophomores. Michigan State held the lead for over 35 minutes.