Aerial Powers had 18 points in the game
Becca Mills scored the game-winning basket with 54 seconds to play
Aerial Powers scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Michigan State
Redshirt sophomore Aerial Powers named to the Coaches Preseason All-Big Ten squad.
MSU claimed a share of the Big Ten Regular-Season Championship on Sunday night.
Michigan State takes on Notre Dame
MIchigan State vs. North Carolina (USATSI)
MSU beat Hampton 91-61 in the NCAA Tournament First Round on March 23 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Photos by Spencer Herlong.
Michigan State vs. Hampton (USATSI)
Michigan State vs. Nebraska (USATSI)
Became the first Spartan to earn First-Team All-Big Ten honors as a freshman... MSU's co-recipient of the Player of the Year and Spartan Hustle awards, and also received the Best Rebounder Award at the team banquet... Broke the Spartan freshman free throw record with 107 made... Her 442 points last season were the second-most by an MSU freshman... Registered 10 double-doubles as a freshman.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013-14): First-Team All-Big Ten; first Spartan freshmen to ever be named to first team ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... MSU's co-recipient of the Player of the Year and Spartan Hustle awards, and also received the Best Rebounder Award at the team banquet ... Started all 33 games ... Led the team in points (13.4; 16th in the Big Ten), rebounds (8.2; fifth in the conference) and steals (1.8; eighth in the league), while also fourth in assists (2.3) and blocks (0.6) in only 26.1 minutes ... Shot 47.7% from the field, which was third on the team ... Led the team and was 13th in the conference with 2.1 offensive rebounds ... Had 10 double-doubles, the seventh-most in the Big Ten ... Led the team in scoring 12 times and rebounding 16 times, both team highs ... Among all-time Spartan freshman, ranked first in free throws made (107), first in 20-point games (7), second in double-doubles (10), second in points (442), second in rebounds (269), fifth in blocks (21) and eighth in assists (77) ... Her scoring average is first and her rebounds mark is fifth among MSU freshmen ... In her Spartan debut at No. 6 Notre Dame (11/11), had four assists; her four assists tied for fourth most in a MSU debut ... Led the Spartans with 19 points in only 23 minutes vs. Canisius (11/14) ... Tied for the team lead with 24 points (shooting 10-for-19) vs. No. 23/21 Dayton (11/17), also adding seven rebounds, five assists and five steals; her 24 points were the most by a MSU freshman since 2008 ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 18, along with being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll ... Had a team-best seven rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Rice (11/23) ... First career double-double with game-highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds in 30 minutes vs. IPFW (12/1); her points were the most by a Spartan freshman since Nov. 29, 2006 and the second-most all-time by a freshman; and her rebounds were the most by a MSU freshman since Jan. 22, 2009 ... Had her second consecutive double-double at Florida State (12/4), with 19 points and a team-best 10 rebounds ... Had her third double-double with team-bests of 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. Oakland (12/15) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 16, along with being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll ... Had 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (12/19) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Scored a team-high 14 points vs. Georgetown (12/20) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Had 10 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Colgate (12/29) ... In her Big Ten debut, posted 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes at Minnesota (1/4) ... Posted her fourth double-double of the season with team highs of 17 points and 15 rebounds (also a season-high) vs. No. 16/14 Nebraska (1/9) in only 27 minutes; her rebounds were the most by a Spartan in a game since Jan. 7, 2012 ... Had 13 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes at Michigan (1/12) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 13 ... Led MSU with 20 points, on 7-for-9 shooting, and added eight rebounds at Iowa (1/16) ... Had her fifth double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in only 21 minutes vs. No. 16/17 Penn State (1/19) ... Posted 20 points, four assists and four steals at Ohio State (1/26) ... Had her sixth double-double with team-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds, while having five assists, vs. No. 19/16 Purdue (2/2); went 9-for-10 from the line ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Feb. 2, along with being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll ... Dished out four assists at Illinois (2/5) ... Led MSU with 17 points and seven rebounds at No. 22/21 Nebraska (2/8) ... Posted 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists vs. Ohio State (2/15) ... Added 13 points and eight rebounds at Wisconsin (2/20) ... Had seventh double-double with game-highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds at Northwestern (2/27) ... Had a monster stat line vs. Indiana (3/2) with 23 points, 10 rebounds, a season-high six assists, three steals and two blocks in 30 minutes ... Named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll on March 3 ... Had her ninth double-double with 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds vs. No. 16/15 Nebraska (3/9) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals ... Had her 10th double-double and one of 14 in Spartan NCAA history, while posting 26 points and a season-high 18 rebounds vs. Hampton in the NCAA Tournament First Round (3/23); her points were the third-most by a Spartan in an NCAA Tournament game and the seventh-most by a Spartan freshman, while her rebounds broke MSU's NCAA Tournament single-game record and are the fifth-most all-time by a Spartan freshman.
2012-13: Missed the entire 2012-13 season, after tearing the Achilles tendon in her left ankle in practice on Oct. 26, 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Associated Press Class B Player of the Year ... Detroit Free Press and Detroit News All-State Dream Team selections as a senior ... First-team all-state as a junior and third-team all-state as a sophomore ... As a senior captain, averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.1 blocks per game, while shooting over 54% from the field and 37% from 3-point range ... Was fifth in the voting for Michigan's Miss Basketball ... A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Frank Orlando at Detroit Country Day ... Led Country Day to four regional championships, the 2009 Class B state championship and 2010 Class B runner-up finish ... For her career, averaged 17.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.5 blocks per game ... Named Co-Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Class A/B All-Star Game, after leading the White team with 24 points and 13 rebounds ... Ranked ranked No. 93 in the nation by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 99 nationally by ESPN's Hoopgurlz.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 17, 1994 ... Daughter of Juan and Cecelia Powers ... Majoring in hospitality business.
Points: 28, vs. IPFW (12/1/13)
Field Goals: 11, vs. IPFW (12/1/13)
Free Throws: 9, vs. Purdue (2/2/14)
3-Point Field Goals: 2, three times, last vs. Ohio State (2/15/14)
Rebounds: 18, vs. Hampton (3/23/14)
Assists: 6, vs. Indiana (3/2/14)
Blocks: 2, six times, last vs. Hampton (3/23/14)
Steals: 5, vs. Dayton (11/17/13)
Minutes: 35, three times, last vs. Indiana (3/2/14)