Winners of three straight, it appears the women’s basketball team (9-5 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) could finally be turning the corner.
Following a lengthy holiday break, the women’s basketball team (7-5) will conclude the non-conference portion of the regular season on Sunday, taking on Colgate (4-5) at Breslin Center at 2 p.m. It will be the first game-action for the Spartans since traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Classic on Dec.
It’s been a rough stretch for the women’s basketball team, who have dropped their last three games by a combined 13 points. A return home could be what the doctor ordered. After a week off for exams, the Spartans (5-4 overall) will take on Oakland (2-6 overall) at Breslin Center on Sunday.
A spirited comeback effort spearheaded by freshman guard Tori Jankoska couldn’t help the Spartans overcome IPFW’s hot outside shooting. The Mastadons knocked down 13 of 23 3-point attempts and shot 53.7 percent overall to help defeat the No. 21 women’s basketball team, 81-76, at Breslin Center.
It wasn’t an easy win, but a win nonetheless. Despite trailing for most of the first half, the No. 21 women’s basketball team (5-1 overall) overcame Temple’s stifling defense and increased its winning streak to five games by defeating the Owls (3-1) 74-70 in Philadelphia, Pa.