Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Undefeated no more. With Sunday’s 66-54 loss to then-No. 16 Penn State (now No. 13 in the latest AP poll),the women’s basketball team (12-6 overall, 4-1 Big Ten) lost its status as the lone leader in the conference, falling into a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten standings.
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Women's Basketball espn.go.com —  Payne is out. Harris has dealt with an ankle injury -- he played with a bad shoulder last year. Travis Trice missed time due to illness. Matt Costello, too. Just three players saw action in each of the team’s first 18 games. Three. The Spartans are deep enough to tussle with any team in the Big Ten, even if Payne can’t go or Harris is hobbled or Trice doesn’t feel well. They’ve shown that multiple times. Their ceiling is high. To reach it, however, Izzo will need a healthy roster.
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Women's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Suzy Merchant talks the first Big Ten loss to Penn State and the status of Madison Williams
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  It began with a lay-up, although it was not your run-of-the-mill lay-up. “It was a reverse lay-up,” Lexi Gussert said about the first basket of her high school career. Gussert, 6-feet-1, is a senior at Crystal Falls Forest Park and clearly the best player in Michigan and the front-runner for the Miss Basketball Award.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State (12-6, 4-1) was paced by Annalise Pickrel with 17 points, while Klarissa Bell and Powers added 12 each for the Spartans, who fell to Penn State, 66-54.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  The women’s basketball team already has toppled one ranked team during its winning streak. Sunday, they will try for a repeat. Winners of six consecutive games, the Spartans (12-5 overall, 4-0 Big Ten) will look to maintain its status as the only undefeated Big Ten team as they host No. 16 Penn State (12-4, 3-1) at Breslin Center at 5 p.m.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women's basketball welcomes No. 16/17 Penn State to Breslin Center on Sunday for a critical early Big Ten matchup. The Spartans (12-5, 4-0) are the lone undefeated team in the Big Ten, leading a group of three schools with one loss, including the Nittany Lions (12-4, 3-1). The game will be nationally-televised on ESPN2 at 5 p.m.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team started fast and never trailed en route to a decisive 88-72 victory at Iowa on Thursday night. The Spartans (12-5), who have won six-straight overall and are alone in first place at 4-0 in the Big Ten, picked up a victory in Iowa City for the first time since 2007. It was the lone meeting of the season between MSU and Iowa (14-5, 2-3).




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Women's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  An uptick in health has led to a resurgence for the MSU women's basketball team


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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team begins conference play with three of its first four games on the road, capping that stretch on Thursday at Iowa (14-4, 2-2). Tip at Carver-Hawkeye Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Spartans (11-5), who begin Big Ten play at 3-0 for the seventh time in program history, are coming off a 79-72 win at in-state rival Michigan on Sunday. It will be the only meeting this season between the two schools.
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Women's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  This Week Keaton And Suzy Recap The Nebraska And Michigan Games. Also, A Look Ahead To The Games Against Iowa And Penn State. This Week Senior Forward Annalise Pickrel Takes A Shot At The One Mo Minute Segment.
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Women's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Joe Rexrode talk with head coach of the Big Ten-leading MSU women's basketball team, Suzy Merchant.

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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  There were numerous factors that helped MSU overcome Michigan in Ann Arbor on Sunday — timely baskets, perfect free-throw shooting with the game on the line, big performances from several key players on the roster. Arguably no player was more instrumental in the win than junior guard Kiana Johnson.
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Women's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Suzy Merchant talks the Michigan win and updates on team progress
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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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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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