The Spartans will return to the hardwood against Wisconsin on Sunday after one positive COVID-19 within their program during a two week postponement.
Half-court play is crucial to Michigan State women's basketball's success in the Big Ten.
The Spartans have not played since Jan. 10, where they suffered their second straight loss.
Zone defense and implementing a full-court press could present problems for the Spartans' opponents going forward.
The Spartans dropped a second game in a row as Nia Clouden and company scored only 64 in their loss to Nebraska.
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.