Michigan State women’s basketball announced its complete 2021-22 schedule in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday. Complete Big Ten ReleaseAfter a COVID-19 shortened season in which the Spartans played only 24 games, MSU will play a full slate of games this season. After a season with a 20-game B1G schedule, the Big Ten will return an 18-game slate. The conference played an 18-game league schedule in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Big Ten also had 18-game schedules in both 2015-16 and 2014-15.
Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant has announced former Spartan Candice M. Jackson as the Director of Recruiting.”We are thrilled to welcome Candice back to the Spartan family in an official capacity. She brings a wealth of experience in her new role as Director of Recruiting,” Merchant said. “She has established herself as a well-respected recruiter and contributor in our profession. Her connections, recruitment of student-athletes in multiple regions of the country, past recruiting coordinator roles, head coaching experience as well as her engaging personality will serve us well in this new role on staff. We are thrilled to welcome Candice back home.”
In the 14th edition of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Michigan State women’s basketball team will host Notre Dame on Thursday, Dec. 2. The matchups for the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were announced jointly by both conferences on Tuesday.
This week, the Tokyo Olympics begin with four former Michigan State Spartans taking part. Shay Colley (women’s basketball, Canada), Tori Franklin (track & field, United States), Franklin Gomez (wrestling, Puerto Rico) and Draymond Green (men’s basketball, United States) will represent their respective countries.
Michigan State women’s basketball and the Big Ten Conference announced the 2021-22 conference breakdown on Thursday. After a season with a 20-game schedule, the Big Ten will return an 18-game schedule. The conference played an 18-game league schedule in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Big Ten also had 18-game schedules in both 2015-16 and 2014-15.
Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant announced the addition of Tamara Farquhar to the 2021-22 roster. Farquhar comes to MSU as a graduate transfer from Purdue.
Damiya Hagemann, headed to Michigan State, is the third Detroit Edison player in consecutive years to be named Michigan Miss Basketball.
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The Michigan State Spartans have lost their second player to the transfer portal as Janai Crooms is leaving the Spartans after one season in East Lansing. The junior guard spent her first two seasons in Ohio State after joining the Buckeyes as a top-70 recruit in the class of 2018.
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No. 10-seeded Michigan State battled to the end, but fell just short against No. 7-seeded Iowa State, 79-75, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Monday at the Alamodome.
The Michigan State Spartans square off tonight against the Iowa State Cyclones in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The No. 10-seeded Spartans will face the No. 7-seeded Cyclones for the first time since 2009 at 6 p.m. EDT with the game airing on ESPN. Courtney Lyle and Carolyn Peck make up the analyst and play-by-play team for the broadcast.
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No. 10-seeded Michigan State will take on No. 7-seeded Iowa State on Monday, March 22 at 6 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN with Courtney Lyle and Carolyn Peck on the call. The Spartans enter the NCAA Tournament with a 15-8 record, while the Cyclones are 16-10.
Michigan State women’s basketball continues its preparation for its first-round NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State on March 23. The No. 10-seed Spartans will take on the No. 10 seed Cyclones at the Alamodome on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. ET.
Getting to this point has been a journey, but Michigan State junior guard Janai Crooms knows she has found the right destination. Crooms, who was a mainstay in the Ohio State line-up for two seasons, decided to transfer to the Spartans last May.
Michigan State women’s basketball is headed to San Antonio. The Spartans received an at-large bid to the NCAA women’s tournament, earning a No. 10 seed in the Mercado Region. MSU (15-8) will play No. 7-seed Iowa State (16-10) on Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN. The winner of that game will play the winner of No. 2-seed Texas A&M-No. 15-seed Troy on Wednesday.
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For the first time since 2019, the Spartans will likely be playing in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan State women’s basketball has all but secured their place in the NCAA Tournament after their win over No. 9 Indiana in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament gave the Spartans the marquee win they needed for their resume.
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No. 7-seeded Michigan State’s Big Ten Tournament run came to a halt Friday in the semifinals with an 87-72 loss No. 6-seeded Iowa at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Fighting injuries all week, the Spartans ran out of steam with a limited lineup.
Trailing by as many as 11 points, the No. 7-seeded Spartan women’s basketball team upset No. 2-seeded Indiana, 69-61 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Four players in double figures led the No. 7-seeded Michigan State women’s basketball team past No. 10-seeded Penn State, 75-66, Wednesday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.