Referees played a part in the MSU women’s basketball team’s loss in the Big Ten Tournament, allowing Ohio State to claim the tournament title.
Spartans, with a win in the first round, would face Iowa or Ohio State, who combined for three of MSU’s losses.
Junior guard Porsche Poole proved why she once was a starter this season for the 10th best women’s basketball team in the country against Minnesota on Sunday. She only scored 10 points, but the command she had on the court was vital in carrying the No.
With a chance to clinch its first ever outright Big Ten championship Thursday night the No. 8 MSU women’s basketball team lost to Ohio State, 54-53.
For MSU women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant, being crowned Big Ten champions was something she and the No. 10 Spartans aspired to do when the season began.
After five consecutive years of watching Ohio State reign atop the Big Ten conference and raise banner after banner, the No. 11 MSU women’s basketball team — with a 69-56 victory at Illinois — have dethroned the former champions and will carry the trophy a few hours north to East Lansing.