Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women's basketball redshirt freshman Aerial Powers earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for the third time this season on Monday. Senior Annalise Pickrel was also recognized on the conference's Player of the Week Honor Roll.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  MSU had dominated U-M recently before U-M ended a 12-game losing streak to the Spartans last season. MSU coach Suzy Merchant believes games like the one Sunday that attracted 4,510 to the Crisler Center are good for both schools.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Annalise Pickrel had 16 points and eight assists, and Michigan State shut down Michigan in the final minutes for a 79-72 win Sunday. Michigan State has won 14 of its last 15 meetings with Michigan.




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Michigan State women edge Michigan, take over sole possession of first in Big Ten Detroit News
Becca Mills, playing with four fouls, scored consecutive inside baskets in the final minutes to spark a 6-0 run to lead Michigan State to a 79-72 victory over Michigan in a women’s basketball game Sunday afternoon at the Crisler Center. Discuss »
Women's Basketball freep.com —  “I want to pursue communications and fashion merchandising, and they have one of the top communications programs in the country — they have three networks on site,” Gondrezick said. “On top of that, athletically they’re a top-20 team every year. Coach Suzy (Merchant) is a wonderful lady, a very family-oriented lady, very feminine. That was essential in my decision.”
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  With both teams off to a 2-0 start in the Big Ten, the Michigan State women's basketball team travels to Michigan on Sunday for a 4:30 p.m. tip on Big Ten Network. It is the lone meeting of the season between the two in-state rivals. The Spartans, who have won 21 of the last 23 games in the series, are coming off a 70-57 upset of No. 14 Nebraska on Thursday.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Annalise Pickrel and Aerial Powers each scored 17 points as Michigan State opened its Big Ten Conference home schedule with a 70-57 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on Thursday night.

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Annalise Pickrel, Aerial Powers lead upset win Detroit Free Press
Powers pulled down 15 rebounds Thursday night and she equaled Annalise Pickrel’s 17-point output as the Spartans ripped No. 16 Nebraska, 70-57, before 5,024 fans in the Breslin Center.

MSU upsets No. 16 Nebraska State News
On Thursday night, the women’s basketball team put together its most meaningful dominant game of the year. If the last few weeks are any indication, there will be more to come. MSU picked up perhaps its biggest win of the season, upsetting No. 16 Nebraska at Breslin Center, 70-57.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team returns to Breslin Center for its first home Big Ten game on Thursday night, hosting No. 16/14 Nebraska at 7 p.m. The Spartans (9-5, 1-0) opened the conference season with a 25-point win at Minnesota on Saturday, while the Huskers (11-2, 1-0) began with a two-point home win vs. Northwestern. The game will be broadcast live on Big Ten Network.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Winners of three straight, it appears the women’s basketball team (9-5 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) could finally be turning the corner. Thursday, the Spartans play their first Big Ten home game of the season as they host No. 16 Nebraska at 7 p.m. It could be a statement game for a Spartan team that has yet to make its mark against a ranked opponent.
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Women's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Coach Suzy Merchant Show. This Week Keaton And Suzy Recap The Game Against Minnesota. They Also Look Ahead To The Game Against Nebraska. Guest Include Junior Guard Kiana Johnson And Associate Chair For The MSU Dept. Of Radiology Tom Cooper.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Injuries and rotation changes have caused rough patches during the women’s basketball season. But in the midst of uncertainty, one thing has remained consistently positive for the Spartans — the team’s freshmen guards. The trio of redshirt freshman Aerial Powers, redshirt freshman Branndais Agee and freshman guard Tori Jankoska has emerged as a potent scoring punch for an offense that is tallying 76.9 points per game, fourth-highest in the conference.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  After a somewhat difficult, injury-filled non-conference schedule, the women’s basketball roster is the healthiest it’s been all season. The current three-game winning streak can attest to that. The Spartans (9-5 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) dropped four of five during a stretch in early December that saw junior guard Kiana Johnson miss two games because of infection and junior center Madison Williams miss three after an injury scare against Temple on Nov. 26. To add to the injury woes, senior guard Klarissa Bell wasn’t practicing as a result of shin splints and junior center Jasmine Hines was limited in practice after making her season debut on Dec. 6.
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Women's Basketball db.lsj.com —  The top five of the Associated Press poll remains dominated by the Big Ten. Michigan State remained at No. 5 in this week’s poll and is one of three Big Ten teams that maintained their positions in the latest rankings. Ohio State, MSU’s opponent on Tuesday night (9 p.m., ESPN), remained at No. 3 and Wisconsin stayed at No. 4. Arizona was the top-ranked team in the country for a fifth straight week and was followed by Syracuse.
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Women's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Kalabrya Gondrezick watched closely as her mentor Skylar Diggins made an impact close to home at Notre Dame. The Benton Harbor junior point guard has similar aspirations, and that played a role in her decision to verbally commit to the Michigan State women’s basketball program Saturday. “I saw Skylar stay in-state right in her backyard and she made history there,” said Gondrezick, who also considered Notre Dame, Michigan and Yale. “I think it’s kind of special to play in front of the people that watched you grow up and were there to support you.”
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Women's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball program has landed one of the nation's top players in the 2015 class. Benton Harbor junior guard Kalabrya Gondrezick confirmed to the State Journal on Saturday night that she verbally committed to the Spartans. Gondrezick is the second member of MSU's 2015 class, joining Merrillville, Ind., forward Victoria Gaines.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  The women’s basketball team won its Big Ten opener in commanding fashion Saturday, defeating the Minnesota Gophers (11-4 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) 81-56 on the road. Five players reached double-figures for MSU, led by freshman guard Tori Jankoska, who had 14 points. Junior guard Kiana Johnson added 13 points, nine assists and five rebounds. The Gophers were led by redshirt freshman Zahui B. Amanda, who scored a game-high 21 points and hauled in seven rebounds.

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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The 2014 Big Ten season has arrived for the Michigan State women's basketball team. The Spartans begin play on Saturday, when they travel to Minnesota (11-3) for a 3 p.m. ET tip at Williams Arena. MSU has won its last three conference openers and were picked third in the Big Ten preseason coaches and media polls.
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Women's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  This Week Keaton And Suzy Recap The Trip To Puerto Rico, And The Game Against Colgate. Also They Look Ahead To The Big Ten Opener Against Minnesota. The Guest For This Week Is Freshman Guard Aerial Powers.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  The women’s basketball team closed the non-conference portion of the regular season with a bang. A strong team shooting performance spearheaded by a career game from freshman guard Tori Jankoska helped the Spartans defeat Colgate by a 50-point margin, 96-46. As a team, MSU shot 50 per cent from the field and drained 10 3-pointers on 20 tries.




Women's Basketball Ends Non-Conference with 96-46 Win Over Colgate MSUSpartans.com
In its non-conference finale, the Michigan State women's basketball had no trouble with Colgate, posting a 96-46 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Freshman Tori Jankoska broke out of her shooting funk with a season-high 25 points off the bench, leading four Spartans in double digits.

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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  After a break to celebrate the holiday season, the Michigan State women's basketball team returns to Breslin Center on Sunday to host Colgate, concluding its non-conference schedule. The Spartans (7-5) and Raiders (4-6) are set to tip at 2 p.m. MSU has shown improved defensive play over its last three games, holding its opponents to 59.7 points, 31.6% field goal percentage and 25.0% from the 3-point line.
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