Saturday, July 11, 2020

Sports | Women's Basketball

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Spartans dominate Xavier 66-53

Everything MSU was missing during its sluggish effort Sunday against Indiana was there — and more — Wednesday night against No. 8 Xavier. The Spartans brought the energy, excitement and enthusiasm that head coach Suzy Merchant thought was missing Sunday in a dominating 66-53 win against the Musketeers Wednesday night at Breslin Center.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Spartans blow lead, lose 1st Big Ten game

Despite leading by as many as 13 in the first half, the MSU women’s basketball team collapsed in the second half, shooting 21.2 percent and allowing Indiana to grab a late lead it would never relinquish in a 68-63 loss to the Hoosiers on Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

An MSU senior moment

In one of the biggest games of their careers, three MSU women’s basketball team senior captains came up huge for MSU. It started with forward Aisha Jefferson’s hustle and tenacity in the first half.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Great expectations

Every good group needs a set of leaders with a differing set of skills. In an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the characters labeled one another as “The Looks,” “The Brains,” “The Muscle” and “The Wild Card” to reflect the different skills each brought to the gang’s latest escapade.