The Big Ten sent a record-tying seven teams to the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tournament, and most of the conference’s teams have most of their key players back this season. Michigan State is no exception — but two of its key players who are back won’t actually play.
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Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Nia Clouden continues to rack up preseason honors after being named to the John R. Wooden Award® Women’s Preseason Top 50 Watch List and the 2022 Wade Trophy preseason Watch List, as both were announced Tuesday.
Michigan State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Suzy Merchant brings back nearly everyone from last year’s squad including star senior point guard Nia Clouden and her backcourt partner junior guard Alyza Winston to lead the squad. Before they open their season versus Morehead State Tuesday night, here are three things that will determine the Spartans’ season in 2021-22.
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Five Spartans reached double figures as the Michigan State women’s basketball team debuted action for the 2021-22 season with a 95-49 exhibition win over Northwood Sunday during the Halloween-themed Spartan Spooktacular.
Michigan State women’s basketball open’s the 2021-22 season with its only exhibition against Northwood on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. For the Spartan Spooktacular, fans will get a chance to see the 2021-22 team in action, while also celebrating the spooky season! Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for pre-game activities on the concourse, which will include pregame trick-or-treating, games and prizes on the concourse.
Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Nia Clouden was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and WBCA Preseason Watch List for the Nancy Lieberman Award. Now in its 23rd year, the award recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I women’s college basketball. To be considered for this prestigious award, candidates exhibit the floor leadership, playmaking, and ball-handling skills of Class of 1996 Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lieberman.
Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Nia Clouden has been named 2021-22 Preseason All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media, capturing the honor for the second-straight season.
The Michigan State women’s basketball team is set to begin the 20210-22 season with several exciting events. MSU will get things started on Sunday, Oct. 31 with the Spartan Spooktacular. The Spartans will play their only exhibition against Northwood at 2 p.m. and celebrate Halloween with events on the concourse and on the court.
It’s hard to put a value on experience. For Suzy Merchant and Michigan State’s women’s basketball team, the hope is a veteran roster will be the difference between having a decent season and making an NCAA Tournament run.
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During the 2021-22 campaign Michigan State women’s basketball games will have at least seven games televised on the Big Ten Network; it was announced by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. MSU will also have at least 10 regular-season home contests aired on Big Ten Plus.
The public got its first look at the MSU women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon in an open practice at the Breslin Center. Today was the public’s first chance to see the team in a year and a half after playing in empty arenas all of 2020.
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Head coach Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women’s basketball team opened practice on Wednesday afternoon at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant will earn the inaugural Community Impact Award by the Davies Project on Thursday for her continued work with the EmpowHER Retreat.
The Michigan State men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold an Open Practice at the Breslin Center on Saturday, October 2 ahead of the Spartans’ Homecoming football game against Western Kentucky at 7:30 p.m.
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.