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The intensity was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The game on Sunday afternoon was physical and gritty and a packed, pinked-out Breslin crowd was into it for every second. The No. 25-ranked MSU women’s basketball team (20-7 overall, 11-5 conference) hosted the Minnesota Golden Gophers (18-9 overall, 10-6 conference) in a matchup that will define the Big Ten standings. MSU beat the Gophers in thrilling fashion by a final score of 114-106.
Coming into Thursday evening’s game against Rutgers, the No. 25-ranked MSU women’s basketball team was in dire need to snap their two-game losing skid and get back on track before the end of the regular season. The Spartans’ (19-7 overall, 10-4 overall) misfortunes ended with a victory against the Scarlet Knights (16-11 overall, 7-8 conference) by a final score of 70-67.
MSU women’s basketball team’s (18-6 overall, 8-4 Big Ten) offense was colder on the court than it was outside Thursday night. The Spartans were stunned by their opponents, the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-15 overall, 4-9 B1G), and dropped their sixth game of the season, by a final score of 65-61.
Her focus is unbreakable on the court. Her athleticism is unmatched. Her trophy case only gets bigger as time goes on. Redshirt junior guard Aerial Powers is a one-of-a-kind talent for the MSU women’s basketball team and she has nowhere to go but up.
Much like every game against arch-rival Michigan, tensions were thick and intensity was high in Wednesday’s game for the MSU women’s basketball team.
A standout performance from junior forward Aerial Powers helped the No. 18 Spartans (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten) capture a 68-56 victory over Purdue (15-5, 6-3 Big Ten) Wednesday night. Powers scored a season-high 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting while grabbing six rebounds in the Spartans’ win.
Usually when two great defenses face each other, the result is a low-scoring and gritty deathmatch. Wednesday night was no exception when the MSU women’s basketball team hosted Purdue and won by a final score of 68-56.
After chaotic weather this weekend, which caused the MSU women’s basketball team to postpone their game against Maryland to a later date, the Spartans are gearing up to play Big Ten opponent Purdue on Wednesday. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.
The MSU women’s basketball team had its game against Big Ten opponent Maryland postponed on Saturday because of Winter Storm Jonas. The game was rescheduled for Monday, but with weather conditions continuing to be inclement, that game has now been postponed, too.
Saturday’s game for the MSU women’s basketball team (14-4 overall record, 5-2 Big Ten record) against the Maryland Terrapins (17-2 record, 6-1 Big Ten) has been postponed because of inclement weather, according to a press release by the MSU Athletics Department.
When the MSU basketball team goes into the locker rooms for halftime at Breslin Center, that’s when the stage is set for 60-year-old Mark Viele and his mop.
As Big Ten season progresses for the MSU women’s basketball team, the standings are beginning to take shape and Tuesday’s win over Rutgers keeps MSU right in the thick of things.
A frigid Saturday afternoon in East Lansing led to a packed Breslin Center, where the No. 18-ranked MSU women’s basketball team hosted Big Ten opponent Iowa, in which they rallied back from a 13-point halftime deficit to top the Hawkeyes by a final score of 80-73.
MSU women's basketball is off to a great start this season. As the team gets deeper into Big Ten play, lets recap some highlight thus far.
On a busy Sunday where the students of MSU were returning to campus to get ready for the new semester, the No. 23 MSU women’s basketball team pulled an upset over No. 16 Northwestern by a score of 74-51.
On a Sunday afternoon where the weather was tame and the festivities from an extended holiday weekend were coming to an end, a crowded Breslin Center watched the MSU women’s basketball team (10-3 record, 1-1 in the Big Ten) take on the Wisconsin Badgers (5-7, 1-1 in the Big Ten) in which MSU won by a final score of 77-67.
After suffering their first home loss of the season Thursday against Louisville, the No. 19 ranked Spartan women’s basketball team was back in action on Sunday against the Loyola University Ramblers.
After spending the extended Thanksgiving weekend in the Bahamas, where they defeated Cincinnati but suffered their first loss of the season against No. 5 Baylor in the Junkanoo Jam, the No. 19 ranked Spartans (4-2) were upset at home by the unranked Louisville Cardinals (2-4) by a final score of 85-78.
The No. 23 Women's basketball team cruised past the Idaho State Bengals for its third victory of the season, by a final score of 79-60.
For most college freshmen, leaving home for the first time can be hard. It’s a difficult transition for anyone to say goodbye to loved ones, move into a small room with a complete stranger and get used to a totally different lifestyle. While this is generally the case for most freshmen, it can be even more overwhelming for international students — those on a collegiate sports team on top of that.