Even after multiple knee injuries, Claire Hendrickson remains the heart and soul of Michigan State women's basketball.
Michigan State has now lost four of their last five games after their offense sputtered against No.16 Indiana in the second half.
The Spartans need to capitalize on their few opportunities left to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
Just days after their largest Big Ten margin of victory over Wisconsin, the Spartans were beat by Maryland by a staggering 40 points.
Michigan State will head to Maryland on short notice after scheduling Thursday's game on Tuesday morning.
Michigan State will play Maryland on Thursday at 4 p.m., making up of one of the Spartans' postponed games against Michigan.
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.