For every great moment in Michigan State football and basketball history, there are a several what-ifs — moments that got away or seasons that might have played out differently if not for a single circumstance, sometimes beyond MSU’s control, be it a bad call or injury or decision.
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The last few months have been a whirlwind for Robyn Fralick since being hired to lead the Michigan State women’s basketball program. The former Okemos standout is beginning to settle in as the leader of the Spartans. The relocation for her family from Bowling Green, Ohio, to the Lansing area should be complete by the end of July.
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Michigan State women’s basketball and the Big Ten Conference announced the 2023-24 conference breakdown on Thursday. For the third-straight season, the Big Ten will play an 18-game schedule, after playing a 20-game schedule during the 2020-21 campaign. The conference also played an 18-game league schedule in both 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Robyn Fralick announced the addition of Kennedy Blair (Dearborn, Mich.) to the 2023-24 roster, as a preferred walk-on. “We are so excited to have Kennedy join our huddle,” Fralick said. “What stands out the most about watching Kennedy play is the incredible joy with which she plays. She elevates those around her with her passion for playing. We love her feel for the game, her ability to score and rebound. We are thrilled for her to be a Spartan.”
Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Robyn Fralick announced the addition of six members to the women’s basketball staff on Thursday. Fralick brings five personnel from her staff at Bowling Green State University, including Associate Head Coach Kim Cameron, Assistant Coach Maria Kasza and Director of Recruiting Joel Whymer. Monique Rosati comes to MSU as the Director of Basketball Operations.
Michigan State women’s basketball’s senior forward Taiyier Parks announced her intention to enter the transfer portal via her social media Friday. Parks is the second Spartan starter to enter the portal after sophomore guard/forward Matilda Ekh. The news comes after the program announced its replacement for head coach Suzy Merchant this afternoon in Robyn Fralick.
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Bringing with her a proven track record of success and program building, Robyn Fralick was announced as Michigan State’s new women’s basketball head coach on Friday by MSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Alan Haller. Fralick becomes the sixth coach in Spartan women’s basketball history. She will be formally introduced at a press conference next week.
Michigan State women’s basketball will likely be without one of its top players as it begins a new era. Sophomore guard/forward Matilda Ekh entered her name into the transfer portal Wednesday, first reported by the Lansing State Journal and confirmed to The State News by a team spokesperson.
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Michigan State Vice President and Director of Athletics Alan Haller and women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant have come to a mutual decision that Merchant will step down as the program’s head coach, effective immediately. Associate head coach Dean Lockwood will serve as interim head coach while a national coaching search is conducted.
The team didn’t put out a statement, but according to the spokesperson, Kara Fisher, players decided against playing because of all the adversity they’d gone through this season. Michigan State played the last 10 games of the season without its head coach, Suzy Merchant, who has been sidelined since suffering an undisclosed medical episode that contributed to a single-car accident in late January.
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Despite a 32-point performance from graduate guard Kamaria McDaniel, the No. 9-seeded MSU women’s basketball team was unable to hold off top-seeded Indiana, falling in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, 94-85, at the Target Center on Friday afternoon.
Behind a stellar performance at both ends of the floor by senior guard Moira Joiner, the No. 9-seeded Michigan State women’s basketball team edged No. 8-seeded Nebraska, 67-64, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at the Target Center on Thursday afternoon.
No. 9-seeded Michigan State women’s basketball will head to the Gopher State to face No. 8-seeded Nebraska in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, March 2 in Minneapolis. Tip off time is set for 12:30 p.m. ET at the Target Center on the Big Ten Network with Mike Hall and Meghan McKeown calling the action.
Sophomore guards Matilda Ekh and DeeDee Hagemann both garnered honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades by both the coaches and the media. Graduate guard Kamaria McDaniel earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition by the media.
Michigan State women’s basketball will be the No. 9 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held Wednesday-Saturday, March 1-5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sophomore guard DeeDee Hagemann set a new career high with 20 points, as the MSU women’s basketball team ended the regular season with an 80-65 win over Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday afternoon.
Michigan State women’s basketball will conclude the regular-season schedule, traveling to Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tip off time is set for 2 p.m. on Big Ten Plus with Austin Groft and Maren Walseth calling the action.
Not even a Michigan ice storm could keep the MSU women’s basketball team from capturing a 71-67 Senior Day win against Minnesota Wednesday at the Breslin Center. Due to inclement weather in the East Lansing area, Michigan State athletics moved the game from a 7 p.m. start to a 4:30 p.m. tipoff. After the game, Michigan State honored seniors Jayla James, Kamaria McDaniel and Stephanie Visscher.
Michigan State women’s basketball will conclude the regular-season home schedule, hosting Minnesota on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Tip off time is set for 7 p.m. on Big Ten Plus with Brendan Schabath and Zach Beavers calling the action. The Spartans will celebrate Senior Day, honoring Jayla James, Kamaria McDaniel and Stephanie Visscher.
In an emotional return to the court, the Michigan State women’s basketball battled but fell to No. 8/8 Maryland, 66-61, Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center.