Despite a 9-0 run from the Spartans in the fourth, Maryland proved to be too much as they ended MSU's undefeated season.
Michigan State is 8-0 for the first time since 2012-2013 after defeating Purdue on the road to bring in the new year.
Michigan State Head Coach Suzy Merchant has a long list of things for her team to improve on as they look to continue their hot start.
After transferring from Penn State, Alisia Smith and Jayla James were able to take the floor once the Big Ten cleared them.
With Nia Clouden out with foul trouble, Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant had to look to her role players to step up.
Michigan State will look to finish the non-conference season undefeated at noon on Tuesday against Oakland after beating Northern Illinois, 82-70.
This is the first meeting between Suzy Merchant's Spartans and her alma mater: CMU, since 2019 when the two schools met in the first round of the NCAAW Tournament.