Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sports | Women's Basketball

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Lady Spartans tip off against Ferris State tonight

It’s the start of a new season, and the No. 18 women’s basketball team will kick off the preseason Wednesday as the Spartans look to improve on last year’s 25-9 record. MSU will face Ferris State at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Breslin Center for the first preseason game. The Spartans finished last season with their third-best record in school history and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, before being knocked out in the second round by Maryland, 74-49.

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Merchant hopes injury bug keeps its distance in 2013-14

Last season was plagued with injuries and suspensions for MSU women’s basketball. Despite opening the season with one of its best starts in school history — winning 13 of its first 14 games, and later getting to the Big Ten championship game and making the NCAA Tournament — MSU played much of last season without key contributing members. The Spartans’ playing lineup consisted mainly of six players, and this season they can expect a couple key additions.

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Players look to get, stay healthy in offseason

More than a week later, the season-ending loss to Maryland still eats at MSU women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant. The Terrapins sent the Spartans home from the NCAA Tournament with their most lopsided loss of the 2012-13 season March 25.

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MSU women’s basketball ready for March Madness

The MSU women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth-consecutive postseason. “The Spartans who fell to Purdue in the “finals of the Big Ten Tournament on March 10 — were given a No. 5 seed, sending them to College Park, Md., to face No. 12 seed Marist.

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Merchant embraces time off before NCAA tournament

The MSU women’s basketball team won’t learn its next opponent until shortly after 7 p.m. Monday when the NCAA Tournament selection show kicks off on ESPN.

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Purdue's Drey Mingo dominates MSU as Boilermakers defeat Spartans, 62-47, in Big Ten Tournament championship

In the MSU women’s basketball team’s 62-47 loss to Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, one player stood out above the rest – but she wasn’t a Spartan. One year ago, sixth year Purdue forward Drey Mingo stood on the sidelines in warm-ups as the Boilermakers won the Big Ten Tournament without her on the court. This season, she was named most outstanding player of the tournament.