The No. 9 seeded Spartans will travel to South Bend this weekend to compete against No. 8 seeded Central Michigan Chippewas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Merchant, a four year starter and three year captain for Central (1988-91), held the school’s record for assists until senior guard Presley Hudson broke it this past season.
The No. 9 seeded Michigan State will travel to South Bend, Indiana to face the eighth seed Central Michigan Saturday, March 23.
USA Basketball announced Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant will coach the United States Women's’ Basketball team in the 2019 Pan American Games.
After losing in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, the Michigan State Spartans now await for the women’s basketball tournament selection, which occurs on Monday, March 18.
No. 8 seed Michigan State was unable to recover from a second half slump and fell 71-55 to top seed Maryland in the quarterfinals.
The ninth-seed Spartans (20-10, 10-9 Big Ten) held on to defeat the eighth-seed Wildcats (16-14, 9-10 Big Ten), 68-52 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Spartans come off a 57-48 over Penn State Feb. 27. This win tied the records of wins at home during a season (15), an achievement the 2010-11 team reached.
During the Spartans’ game against Ohio State Thursday night, the team experienced their first loss at home this season, breaking their perfect home record.
The Spartans fell 79-62 to the Badgers on Feb. 14 in an upset on the road. Back-to-back 20+ point games for redshirt junior guard Shay Colley, she had 24 and nine rebounds against Wisconsin.