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The MSU women’s basketball team held its annual media day at the Breslin Center Wednesday, after fans got a first glance at the team during MSU Madness on Oct. 14. There, head coach Suzy Merchant spoke in a press conference, addressing the changes since last offseason.
To get the festivities started for homecoming weekend at MSU, both the men’s and the women’s Spartan basketball teams joined together to hold the annual MSU Madness fan festival Friday night at the Breslin Center.
The MSU women's basketball team unveiled their regular season schedule in a press release earlier this week. The Spartans play a total of 29 games on their schedule as they look to improve on their 25-9 record from the 2015-16 season.
Former MSU center Jasmine Hines has agreed to terms to play in the WNBA with the Los Angeles Sparks, according to the MSU athletic department.
For MSU redshirt-junior women’s basketball star Aerial Powers, the decision to forgo her senior season as a Spartan and enter into the WNBA draft on April 14 ultimately came down to one thing — following her dreams.
MSU junior guard Aerial Powers has decided to declare for the 2016 WNBA Draft, according to the MSU Athletic Department. As a result, Powers will forego her senior season with the Spartans.
The MSU women’s basketball team is coming off one of their most successful seasons while under the tenure of head coach Suzy Merchant. Last season, the Spartans reached the Big Ten Tournament championship game and proved to be one of the most dominant teams in the conference. MSU could be heavy contenders next season as well, but there are some unanswered questions the team will have to face between now and the start of the season — one of those questions will hinge on Aerial Powers.
MSU redshirt junior guard Aerial Powers has earned third-team All-American honors by the Associated Press on Monday, according to a press release.
Following their 74-60 victory against Belmont University on Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 4-seeded MSU was defeated by No. 5-seed Mississippi State on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 74-72 in Starkville, Mississippi.
March Madness is underway and now the Spartans are in the full swing of things. The No. 4-seeded MSU women’s basketball team defeated the No. 13-seeded Belmont Bruins in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Starkville, Mississippi by a final score of 74-60.
With the 4-seed Spartans facing the 13-seed Belmont Bruins in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Friday, here are a few things to know about the Bruins before they tip off at 12 p.m. EST at Mississippi State University.
After finishing the regular season with a 22-7 record, the No. 16-ranked MSU basketball team left Indianapolis as Big Ten Tournament runner-ups to Maryland after losing 64-40 in the championship game on March 6. Now the Spartans are looking forward to the NCAA Tournament.
MSU redshirt junior Aerial Powers is preparing for her second NCAA Tournament appearance, but she said this one has a different feeling. Not only is this the most confident team Powers has ever played with, but a Big Ten Player of the Year snub also adds a heralded chip on her shoulder.
Head coach Suzy Merchant and the Spartans have had a successful campaign this season. MSU has been led on the court by redshirt junior forward Aerial Powers and junior guard Tori Jankoska and the team’s hard work has translated into success, propelling it all season. As one of the top teams in the nation, the Spartans have proven they’re a force to be reckoned with. Despite their disappointing 60-44 loss to top-seeded Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, the No. 16 MSU women’s basketball team still has a lot to look forward to with March Madness right around the corner.
INDIANAPOLIS—All hands were on deck for both No. 19 MSU and No. 5 Maryland on Sunday in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. It was expected to be a huge game from the get-go with the Spartans entering the tournament as a No. 3 seed and Maryland as the No. 1 seed. Only one team would emerge victorious, and on Sunday it was the reigning Terrapins who would claim the title of 2016 Big Ten Tournament champions by a final score of 60-44.
MSU women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant, who was headed into her 9th season at the helm, knew this team was special when she set the bar at the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
INDIANAPOLIS—The matchup on Saturday between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 MSU was going to be a thrilling one from start to finish, and that’s exactly what it was, if you’re a Spartan fan. Saturday was the third meeting this season between the Spartans and the Buckeyes, with each prior matchup being decided by five points or less. In the end, it was the Spartans who claimed victory against the Buckeyes in blowout fashion, 82-63.
INDIANAPOLIS — Exactly one week after their thrilling triple overtime victory against Ohio State, the Spartans are gearing up to rematch the Buckeyes, this time with a Big Ten Tournament trophy on the line. Saturday afternoon’s Big Ten semifinal matchup marks the third time this year that the two teams are facing each other.
INDIANAPOLIS — It wasn’t until late in the second quarter that the Spartans gave Bankers Life Fieldhouse its first floor smack. And even then, something wasn’t right.
INDIANAPOLIS — It’s much easier to win three games in a row than five — and the MSU women’s basketball team is now on its way to doing so. On Friday evening the No. 3-seeded Spartans (1-0) defeated the No. 6-seeded Purdue Boilermakers (1-1) in their debut game in the 2016 Big Ten Tournament by a decisive 65-64 final score.