Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  It is win or go home time for the Michigan State women's basketball team, as the Spartans head down to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds. No. 5-seed Michigan State (22-9) faces No. 12 Hampton (28-4) on Sunday at 12:40 p.m. in the opening round at Carmichael Arena. The game will be available on ESPN2, with home-market protection in Michigan and whiparound coverage in the rest of the country.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Klarissa Bell hasn’t necessarily made great NCAA Tournament memories during her four-year career as a Spartan. With the previous three tournaments ending in a second-round exit, first-round exit, and a second-round exit once again last year, Bell is optimistic her final trip, this time in Chapel Hill, N.C., will end on a better note.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  The No. 12 seed over No. 5 seed upset is perhaps the most common upset in the NCAA Tournament, as there seems to be one team every year who pulls the feat off.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  The women's basketball team got a much-needed week and a half off following a disappointing defeat in the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament to Nebraska.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  After beginning the previous two NCAA Tournaments in College Park, Md., at least a few members of the No. 20 women’s basketball team enjoyed a sigh of relief after finding out that this year’s first round would be elsewhere. For the second consecutive year, the women’s basketball team is a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will play No. 12 Hampton at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Women's Basketball mlive.com —  When the Michigan State Women's Basketball team learned of their draw on Monday night, the biggest sigh of relief was not over their opponent, but because they do not have to go back to Maryland for a third consecutive year. "I was a little bit nervous that they would send us back there for the third time in a row," head coach Suzy Merchant said. The Spartans (22-9), who have been to six straight NCAA tournaments, had spent the last two at the University of Maryland – who will coincidentally join the Big Ten this summer.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team received a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in program history, receiving a No. 5 seed in the Stanford Region. The Spartans, who appear in the tournament for the sixth-straight season and for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons, will face No. 12-seed Hampton (28-4) on Sunday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  The day has finally arrived - Selection Monday. At 7 p.m. on ESPN, the No. 20 women’s basketball team (22-9 overall, 13-3 Big Ten) will find out where they will be seeded in the NCAA Tournament.
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Women's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Lexi Gussert couldn’t hold back the tears as she sat at the interview podium, and then again as she answered questions in a Breslin Center hallway. The Michigan State signee and the state’s Miss Basketball’s dream of helping the Crystal Falls Forest Park girls basketball team return home to the Upper Peninsula with a state title had just been crushed less than 30 minutes earlier.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  With the Big Ten Tournament over, the No. 20 women’s basketball team awaits its next challenge - Selection Monday. According to head coach Suzy Merchant, the outcome of the selection show could play a huge role in the outcome of MSU’s season.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  There were signs — years ago — that Lexi Gussert just might be something special when it came to basketball. As a sophomore, she scored six straight points for Crystal Falls Forest Park to erase a five-point deficit in the final 40 seconds and beat Watersmeet in a tournament game. The year before, as a freshman, she scored 19 points in the fourth quarter and nearly brought Crystal Falls back in a regional final loss to Bark River-Harris, which advanced to the Class D finals.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  As the Michigan State women's basketball team awaits its NCAA Tournament fate, the program held its annual banquet on Tuesday night on the main floor of the Breslin Center. It was a night of celebration, as the program honored its 2014 Big Ten Regular Season Championship, as well as recognizing its senior class of Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel.
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Women's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Lexi Gussert, a 6-foot senior from Crystal Falls Forest Park and future Michigan State Spartan Lexi Gussert is the Associated Press Class D Player of the Year for the second straight season.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  After Saturday's humiliating 86-58 loss to No.3 seed Nebraska in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament, coach Suzy Merchant was asked where her co-champion Spartans go now. 'Well ... work,' she said. 'I know that.' So do her players.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Branndais Agee led Spartan scorers with 18 points, but Michigan State fell to Nebraska 86-58 in the Big Ten semifinals on Saturday night.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  After coming from behind to defeat Michigan in the quarterfinals last night, the No. 2-seeded women's basketball team will take on No. 3-seeded Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday at 6 p.m.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points and Branndais Agee was clutch down the stretch Friday as No. 19 Michigan State, the second-seed, rallied to defeat seventh-seeded Michigan 61-58 in the Big Ten quarterfinals.



MSU women's basketball comes back to beat U-M in Big Ten tourney State News
For much of the game, the No. 2-seeded MSU women's basketball team was in position to suffer an upset at the hands of its biggest rival. But senior forward Annalise Pickrel didn't plan to have her career end at the hands of No. 7-seeded Michigan.

Michigan State women turn back upset bid by Michigan in Big Ten tournament Detroit News
Michigan State freshman guard Branndais Agee worked hard and waited for her chance to play in critical situations while watching a pair of first-year Spartans help them to a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship.

Suzy Merchant says veteran leadership crucial in avoiding upset Detroit News
Suzy Merchant has done a tremendous job during her seven years as head coach at Michigan State, guiding the Spartans to 20 or more wins each year and two Big Ten regular-season titles, the most of any women’s basketball coach in school history.

Tori Jankoska shines at point guard vs. rival Michigan Detroit Free Press
First, her eyes began rolling. Then came the muttered laughter. Michigan State women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant was listening to freshman shooting guard-turned-point guard Tori Jankoska explain her decision not to pass to an open Annalise Pickrel late in the Spartans’ 61-58 victory over Michigan on Friday night in the second-round Big Ten tournament game.

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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Turns out, MSU will get that second game against Michigan after all. After only meeting once during the regular season, the No. 2-seeded women's basketball team will face No. 7-seeded Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  At one point the Spartans were an anemic 6-5 and seemed destined for the bottom half of the Big Ten. But that was before MSU coach Suzy Merchant turned herself into the Wicked Witch of the West to enable her team to wind up sharing the Big Ten championship and the No. 2 seed heading into tonight’s 6:30 p.m. quarterfinal game of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.
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