Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season was released today. After winning the Big Ten regular-season championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, head coach Suzy Merchant and the Spartans will face 2014 NCAA Tournament runner-up Notre Dame during their non-conference schedule along with fellow tournament qualifiers Georgia Tech, Georgia, Baylor, and Syracuse. Including its conference schedule, MSU will play a total of 11 games against teams that appeared in the NCAA Tournament last season.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Kristin Haynie and Heather Oesterle were teammates on the court for a year during their high school days in Mason. They're now reuniting as coaches at Central Michigan.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Lindsay Bowen played a big role in a program’s rise during her standout college playing career. The Dansville native and former Michigan State women’s basketball star is now hoping to do the same as a coach. Bowen, who is entering her second season as an assistant at Florida International, would like to duplicate the success she had in East Lansing when she helped the Spartans win a Big Ten title and reach the 2005 national championship game.
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Women's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  A sister backcourt tandem could be a possibility for Michigan State in the future. One of the nation’s most sought-after players in the 2016 class is Benton Harbor shooting guard Kysre Gondrezick, and she’s considering joining older sister Kalabrya — who is verbally committed to MSU’s 2015 class — in East Lansing.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant announced the hiring of David Thomas, a member of the 2000 Spartan men's basketball national championship team, as the program's new Director of Basketball Operations and Technology.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced on Wednesday afternoon in a joint release by the two conferences. In the eighth year of the event, Michigan State women's basketball will host Georgia Tech on Thursday, Dec. 4 at Breslin Center.
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Women's Basketball spartanpodcast.com —  Spartans women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant joins Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis for her annual visit to MSU Today.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Now is your time to sign up for this summer's Michigan State girls' basketball camps. The Spartan women's basketball program will hold two camps for grades 3-12 this summer - Overnight Camp from June 26-29 and Day Camp from June 30-July 3.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women's basketball redshirt junior Madison Williams suffered a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee. The injury was revealed and surgery was performed on Thursday, March 27. The typical recovery time is 4-6 months. It is the fourth ACL injury for Williams, as she previously tore her right ACL prior to the 2010-11 season, and missed all but three games in the 2011-12 season and all of the 2012-13 season with two separate ACL tears to her left knee.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Moments after falling to North Carolina 62-53 in the second round — the program's fourth second-round exit in five years — Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel sat in the locker room with their heads down, opposite from the rest of the team.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Jasmine Hines led Michigan State with 16 points, but the Spartans fell to North Carolina 62-53 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Tuesday night.

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Women's basketball falls in NCAA tourney to North Carolina State News
Following a narrow 60-58 win over UT Martin in the opening round, No. 4 seed North Carolina had something to prove, and the Spartans knew it. UNC had a mostly dismal performance against the No. 13 seeded Skyhawks, trailing by as much as 18 Sunday night.

Spartans bow out of NCAA women's tournament Detroit Free Press
Youth have played significant roles all season for Michigan State and North Carolina. But it was North Carolina's young talent that stole the show tonight. Led by ACC rookie of the year and ESPN's national freshman of the year Diamond DeShields, the Tar Heels were off and running in transition early on their way to a 62-53 victory over MSU in a NCAA tournament second-round game at University of North Carolina's Carmichael Arena.

Slow second-half start dooms MSU women's basketball State News
Entering halftime, No. 5 MSU couldn’t truly complain about where they were, only trailing No. 4 North Carolina by nine. The Spartans had committed 10 turnovers, shot an abysmal 32.1 percent from the field and leading scorer freshman guard Aerial Powers was scoreless after picking up two quick fouls. Yet, MSU was only down by nine points and in striking distance.

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Women's Basketball freep.com —  With a pair of Big Ten women's basketball titles to their names, seniors Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel have been part of a large amount of team success during their Michigan State careers. The duo will try to add another accomplishment to their resume tonight and help the Spartans return to the Sweet 16 - a place they haven't been since 2009.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  MSU and North Carolina, the top two seeds of the Chapel Hill region, were on opposite sides of the coin Sunday night. The No. 4 seed Spartans were potent both offensively and defensively, bullying No. 12 seed Hampton to a 91-61 win with strong performances from redshirt freshman Aerial Powers, who had 26 points and 18 rebounds, and senior Annalise Pickrel, who scored 21 points and was perfect from the field and the free throw line.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Freshmen guards Ariel Powers and Tori Jankoska average a combined 26.1 points as two of the top three leading scorers for MSU. Powers went off in MSU’s first-round matchup against Hampton, scoring 26 points and snagging 18 rebounds. Jankoska also was solid, finishing with 11 points herself. But the two stellar rookies of MSU will have their work cut out for themselves on Tuesday, going up against two other Tar Heel freshmen guards in Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray, who have been recognized with awards both in the ACC and nationally.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team returned to Carmichael Arena on Monday to take part in the NCAA Tournament Second Round practice day. The Spartans, who play host No. 4 North Carolina on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on ESPN2, held a press conference and practice this afternoon.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Things were going so well that Aerial Powers didn’t even bother to look at the scoreboard. The redshirt freshman was in so much of a zone Sunday that she had no clue how large a lead Michigan State had built until she reached the locker room at halftime. “They said ‘Even though we’re blowing them out, don’t get too lax,’ ” Powers said. “And I asked what the score was when they said we were blowing them out by 30. I had no idea."
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Freshman Aerial Powers had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Annalise Pickrel added 21 points and fifth-seeded Michigan State defeated No. 12 Hampton 91-61 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Michigan State fans turn out for women's basketball win over Hampton
Even deep in the heart of ACC country, the Michigan State women's basketball team lured a raucous crowd of nearly 100 Spartan faithful Sunday for round one of the NCAA tournament. he Spartans defeated Hampton, a 4,700-student Virginia school, 91-61. They advance to play a yet-to-be-determined oppoinent at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel Hill in the second round.

Powers leads Spartans to opening round NCAA win BTN
Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant was a little concerned about how her team would perform after a two-week layoff. Freshman Aerial Powers and senior Annalise Pickrel put her worries at ease right away.

Powers helps MSU women's basketball in big win over Hampton State News
After submitting one of the best freshman regular season campaigns in MSU history, Aerial Powers slumped during the Big Ten Tournament two weeks ago. With the memory of falling to Nebraska in the semifinal round still lingering, Powers bounced back on Sunday, kicking off the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a historic performance.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Aerial Powers and Tori Jankoska were familiar with tournament play — they had four years of it in high school. And throughout their freshman regular seasons at Michigan State, both had established themselves as the Spartans’ go-to players. Yet when the Big Ten tournament began two weeks ago, neither one of them looked as if they had played a minute of tournament basketball.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team has arrived in Chapel Hill and took its first trip to Carmichael Arena this morning. The Spartans had media availability and held a 90-minute practice, in preparation of tomorrow's NCAA Tournament First Round game vs. Hampton.
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