Following the MSU women’s basketball team’s 69-56 win over Michigan on Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center, U-M head coach Kevin Borseth said there was one glaring difference between the two teams. “We could not contend with their strength,” Borseth said.
For the second time this season, the No. 11 MSU women’s basketball team beat Michigan, 69-56, in front of a sold-out crowd at Breslin Center.
After holding No. 23 Penn State without a basket for nearly 8 minutes, the No. 11 MSU women’s basketball team cruised to a victory and in the process, took sole control of first place in the Big Ten. The Spartans(21-3 overall, 9-2 Big Ten) defeated the Lady Lions(20-6, 9-3), 60-49, not allowing Penn State to even approach the 80-point mark they have been averaging this season and proving again great defense trumps great offense. With 6:20 remaining in the first half, the score was 19-18 with MSU holding the one-point advantage.
At the beginning of the season, no one would have pegged tonight’s matchup between the No. 11 MSU women’s basketball team and No. 23 Penn State to be a battle for first place in the Big Ten.
The No. 11 MSU women’s basketball team is excelling in almost all aspects of the game this season. It hold the highest national ranking in the Big Ten, id second place in the conference standings and among the top five in the league in most of the statistical categories.
The scene was set for a night to remember for Badger fans, defeating one of the best teams in the country, remaining in a tie for first place in the Big Ten and allowing head coach Lisa Stone to celebrate her 500th career victory.
The No. 11 MSU women’s basketball team is fully rested after a full week off and ready to return to the court when it travels to Wisconsin on Thursday. The Spartans (18-3 overall, 6-2 Big Ten) travel to Kohl Center where the Badgers (12-9, 7-2) haven’t lost a game since Dec.
Even in women’s basketball it’s never too early to talk about March Madness. The No. 11 Spartans suffered their third loss of the season at the hands of No.
As of last spring, Russell Byrd didn’t know what it was like to be injured. But nine months after the first of two surgeries on his broken left foot, the MSU freshman guard, who is redshirting this season, is all too familiar with the feeling of being sidelined. “I’ve never been injured,” Byrd said.