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Spartans drop after pair of losses

January 8, 2019
Freshman guard Tory Ozment (1) takes a shot during the game against Texas Southern University at Breslin Center on Dec. 2, 2018. The Spartans defeated the Tigers, 91-45.
Freshman guard Tory Ozment (1) takes a shot during the game against Texas Southern University at Breslin Center on Dec. 2, 2018. The Spartans defeated the Tigers, 91-45. —
Photo by Anntaninna Biondo | The State News

The Michigan State Spartans fell eight spots, coming in at No. 23 in the latest AP poll. The Spartans faced two road tests this past week, resulting in a pair of heartbreaking losses, 62-70 in Evanston and 64-68 in Bloomington.  

The Spartans are one of several Big Ten teams in the Top 25, including No. 9 Maryland (won 75-69 over Ohio State), No. 17 Iowa (won 77-71 over Nebraska), No. 18 Minnesota (loss to Illinois 62-66) and No. 25 Indiana (won 68-64 over MSU). 

Week 10 AP Women’s Basketball Poll

  1. Notre Dame (14-1)
  2. Louisville (14-0)
  3. UConn (12-1)
  4. Baylor (11-1)
  5. Oregon (13-1)
  6. Stanford (12-1)
  7. Mississippi State (14-1)
  8. North Carolina State (15-0)
  9. Maryland (13-1)
  10. Oregon State (12-2)
  11. Texas (12-2)
  12. Syracuse (13-2)
  13. Tennessee (12-2)
  14. Gonzaga (15-1)
  15. Marquette (12-3)
  16. Kentucky (14-2)
  17. Iowa (10-3)
  18. Minnesota (12-2)
  19. Arizona State (11-3)
  20. Iowa State (12-2)
  21. South Carolina (10-4)
  22. Florida State (14-1)
  23. Michigan State (11-3)
  24. California (10-3)
  25. Indiana (14-1)

The Spartans will face Minnesota on Wednesday Jan. 9 before having a brief break before they visit Columbus on Jan. 14. 

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