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Heading back out onto the floor for the second half, Michigan State was up 10 on Wisconsin in their regular-season finale, but the lead felt much smaller as Michigan State Head Coach Suzy Merchant’s two leading scorers were a combined 1-9 from the floor between Alyza Winston and Nia Clouden.
The Michigan State senior class of Mardrekia Cook, Claire Hendrickson and Laurel Jacqmain has been through the trials and tribulations that basketball can bring. With injuries for Cook and Hendrickson and trying to find a role on a team she joined late for Jacqmain, this senior class experienced it all.
Senior night started with a bang as redshirt junior guard Claire Hendrickson hit what might have been the most memorable shot of her college career.
Senior day for Michigan State women’s basketball has a lot on the line with a tournament birth and one potential last win at home for seniors playing their final game against Wisconsin on Saturday.
Saturday’s game between Michigan State women’s basketball and Nebraska will not be played as the medical staff from each team advised against playing on Saturday afternoon.
Coming into Wednesday’s game against No. 25 Rutgers, the Spartans had a chance to help solidify their NCAA Tournament chances with a win over a pesky Scarlet Knights squad. Despite a strong start, the Spartans failed to pounce on the opportunity with just two scheduled games left in the season.
As the snow melted outside the Breslin, things started to feel like March inside the complex too as No. 25 Rutgers and Michigan State battled possession by possession as each looked to solidify their place in the NCAA Tournament.
This game wasn’t supposed to go like this.
With your backs on the wall, you need your best players to rise up is the cliche.
Fresh off of a battle for the ages against No.11 Michigan, Michigan State (11-6) is set to take on the Purdue Boilermakers (6-12) whose train has come to a screeching halt in their six game losing skid.
Any rivalry between two teams just means more when two stars can battle it out for the bragging rights of that season whether it has been Magic Johnson and Larry Bird or Tom Brady and Eli Manning.
Stretching nearly 100 total matchups, the Michigan and Michigan State women’s basketball rivalry always brings out the best in both teams.
On the back of its stars, No.11 Michigan defeated Michigan State 86-82 despite a career day from Nia Clouden.
The third time's the charm, right?
Michigan State (11-5, 6-5 Big Ten) bounced back from their loss against Northwestern in a big way by defeating Penn State (8-9, 5-8 Big Ten) 78-65 as the bench came up in a big way for the Spartans.
In crunch time, you always need your superstars to play at the highest level.
Yet another game fell by the wayside for Michigan State women’s basketball after losing at home to Northwestern due to an offensive drought through the first half that gave the Spartans a huge hole to climb out of.
Nia Clouden had two 3-point attempts to tie the game.
After snapping a two-game losing skid against Illinois, Michigan State women’s basketball (10-4, 5-4 Big Ten) is set to take on No. 22 Northwestern at home as they look to climb back up the Big Ten standings and win their second consecutive game.
The Spartans were up big over Illinois halfway through the third quarter on the back of Nia Clouden’s 28-point scoring output. As she drives down the floor in transition, Clouden rose and absorbed the contact to finish at the rim and complete the and-one.