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.
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.
MSU women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant pointed to junior forward Kalisha Keane as her team’s biggest x-factor during its two wins in the Junkanoo Jam last weekend.
In a game with 22 lead changes and 12 ties, the No. 25 MSU women’s basketball team finally broke through late in the second overtime, earning a hard-fought 93-90 double-overtime win against Oklahoma State to win the Lucaya Division of the Junkanoo Jam on Saturday night in Freeport, Bahamas.
The No. 25 MSU women’s basketball team found itself down 11-2 early in the first half Friday against George Washington. But from there, the Spartans roared back, outscoring the Colonials 76-36 the rest of the way to pick up a 78-47 win in the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas.
The MSU women’s basketball team announced that sophomore forward Courtney Schiffauer will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee Tuesday.
Despite the season only being two games old, the No. 21 MSU women’s basketball team already has seen its fair share of adversity.
MSU women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant has a wealth of depth at her disposal, but after two exhibition wins, it’s still up in the air how she’s going to use it.