Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans Women’s Basketball vs. Northwestern Wildcats


The Michigan State Spartans women are in sixth place in the Big Ten. Today they will be going up against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Spartans lead the all-time series with Northwestern 39-22, and they have won 18 straight games against the Wildcats. This is the longest winning streak over any conference team in the Big Ten. During this streak, the Spartans have won by an average of 18.8 points per game.

In the last meeting on January 31 between the Spartans and the Wildcats, the team won by 5 points 67-62. Annalise Pickrel scored her career high of 21 points and went 5 of 7 from beyond the arc. Jasmine Thomas scored 14 points, Kiana Johnson had a game and season high 9 assists. MSU forced 21 turnovers during the game, and they only had 14 turnovers.

Suzy Merchant has been presented an award for her fundraising abilities at the opening of the game. Tonight’s starting lineup is:

  • Guard – #0 Kiana Johnson
  • Guard – #21 Klarissa Bell
  • Forward – #52 Becca Mills
  • Guard – #1 Jasmine Thomas
  • Forward – #24 Courtney Schiffauer

Let’s go Green! Let’s go White!

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