Quotes from Tom Izzo, Ken Sugarman, and Russell Byrd
MSU claimed a share of the Big Ten Regular-Season Championship on Sunday night.
Season 3, Episode 8
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 @ Ohio State
On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Michigan State women's basketball program held its annual media day at Breslin Center.
Appeared in 126 games, starting the last 78 ... Averaged 6.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.5 minutes ... 14th in MSU history with 126 games played, 16th with 69 career 3-pointers, 17th with 49 blocks, 17th with 3,084 minutes played and 18th with 255 assists ... Two-time All-Big Ten (third-team as a junior and honorable mention as a senior) ... Led MSU in points and rebounds as a junior ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) ... Named MSU's Defensive Player of the Year at the last two team banquets and the team's Most Improved Player after her sophomore season.
SENIOR (2013-14): Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media ... Big Ten All-Defensive Team ... MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... MSU's Defensive Player of the Year at the team banquet ... Co-captain; second year as captain ... Started all 33 games ... Averaged 7.4 points (sixth on the team), 4.9 rebounds (fourth on the team), 3.5 assists (second on the team and ninth in the Big Ten) and 1.2 steals (second on the team) in 32.2 minutes ... Shot 77.0% from the free throw line, second on the team ... Eighth in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3) ... In the season debut at No. 6 Notre Dame (11/11), scored 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting in 37 minutes ... Led MSU with nine rebounds and five assists vs. Canisius (11/14), also adding eight points and two steals in 24 minutes ... Led MSU with six assists, while also adding eight points, seven rebounds and two steals in a career-high 44 minutes vs. No. 23/21 Dayton (11/17) ... Nearly perfect from the field, going 6-for-7, including a career-best 4-for-5 from the 3-point line, to total 16 points in 20 minutes vs. Detroit (11/20), also added six rebounds and two steals ... Had six assists (and only one turnover), while adding 10 points, vs. Rice (11/23) ... Posted seven points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals at Florida State (12/4) ... Posted a line of seven points, seven rebounds and three assists at Virginia Tech (12/7) ... Set her then-career high with a game-best seven assists, also adding eight rebound vs. Oakland (12/15) ... Had the most points since Nov. 20, scoring 13 points vs. Georgetown (12/20) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Scored 11 points in 23 minutes vs. Colgate (12/29) ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, including all three 3-pointers, for 11 points at Minnesota (1/4), also adding six rebounds, five assists and two steals ... Contributed four assists (no turnovers) vs. No. 16/14 Nebraska (1/9) ... In her final regular season game vs. Michigan (1/12), posted eight points, five rebounds and six assists (only one turnover) ... Had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals at Iowa (1/16) ... Posted 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists vs. No. 16/17 Penn State (1/19) ... Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds, to go along with four assists and two steals vs. Illinois (1/23) ... Scored 11 points at Ohio State (1/26) ... Had her Big Ten season-high with 15 points in only 25 minutes vs. No. 19/16 Purdue (2/2) ... Led MSU with eight rebounds, five assists and two steals at Illinois (2/5) ... Had eight rebounds, five assists and two steals vs. Ohio State (2/15) ... Set a new career high with 10 assists vs. Minnesota (2/24), also adding nine points, a career-high three blocks and two steals ... Led MSU with five assists and three steals at Northwestern (2/27) ... Posted a team-high seven assists, three blocks and two steals vs. Hampton (3/23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round; her assists are the fourth most by a Spartan in an NCAA game and her blocks are fifth.
JUNIOR (2012-13): Third-Team All-Big Ten by the conference's coaches and honorable mention selection by the league's media ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named MSU's Defensive Player of the Year at the team banquet ... 2012-13 tri-captain ... Started all 34 games, tying for the eighth-most starts in a MSU single-season ... Led the team in scoring (10.5 points per game) and rebounding (6.1) in a team-high 35.2 minutes ... Finished 25th in the Big Ten in scoring and 15th in rebounding ... Also averaged 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals, both third on the team, and had 21 blocks, which was second on the team ... Finished second on the team in field goal percentage (41.5%) ... Averaged career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes ... Increased her scoring by +6.4 points from her sophomore season, the fourth-largest in the Big Ten ... Her 1,196 minutes were fourth on the MSU single-season minutes list and her 35.2 minutes per game is the sixth-highest in a single-season ... Led the team in scoring a team-best nine times and in rebounding a team-high 11 times ... Had 17 double-figure scoring games, after only six in her first two seasons ... In the season opener vs. UT Arlington (11/11), became the first Spartan since Feb. 23, 2011 (Lykendra Johnson) to led the team in points (19), rebounds (8) and assists (6), also adding three steals in 33 minutes; also first Spartan since March 18, 2000 (Kristen Rasmussen) to total at least 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a game ... Topped her then-career high with 20 points at Eastern Michigan (11/15), shooting 8-for-14 from the field and 2-for-3 from behind the arc, while also adding six rebounds and three assists in a career high 40 minutes ... Posted 10 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Virginia Tech (11/18) ... Led MSU in scoring for the third time this season with 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting against Albany (11/21), also adding six rebounds, five assists and tied her career high with three steals ... Had eight points and six rebounds vs. Robert Morris (11/25) ... Surpassed her previous career high in points for the third time this season with 21 points at NC State (11/29) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge; also tied the team lead with seven rebounds ... Tied her career high with six assists vs. Milwaukee (12/1), also adding 10 points ... Led MSU in scoring with 16 points at Oakland (12/5), going 7-for-9 from the field, also with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks ... Posted 12 points and five rebounds at No. 18 Dayton (12/8) ... Posted six rebounds and a game-high five assists vs. Oregon State (12/19) in the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic ... Posted an impressive stat line with seven points, a career-high 13 rebounds, three assists (no turnovers), a career-high three blocks and two steals vs. Temple (12/29) ... Posted 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds vs. Minnesota (1/3) ... Led the team with nine rebounds and three assists vs. No. 9 Penn State (1/6), also adding eight points ... Tied for the team lead with 18 points at Illinois (1/13), also adding seven rebounds, three assists and a career-high tying three blocks ... Topped her career high for the fourth time this season, scoring 25 points vs. Iowa (1/17), while adding nine rebounds, in 40 minutes; her halfcourt buzzer beater to end the first half was the No. 9 play on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 ... Chipped in 12 points, a team-high eight rebounds, three assists and two steals at Indiana (1/20) ... Had six points, three assists (no turnovers) and two steals vs. No. 13 Purdue (1/27) ... Added 10 points and two steals at Northwestern (1/31) ... Tied for the team lead with four assists vs. Michigan (2/4), also adding nine points ... Posted seven points, six rebounds and three assists at No. 8 Penn State (2/10) ... On her 21st birthday, led MSU with 16 points and five assists in 25 minutes vs. Indiana (2/12) ... Led MSU with six assists and seven rebounds, while adding 15 points, at Michigan (2/16) ... Posted eight points, seven rebounds and four assists vs. Northwestern (2/20) ... Went 7-for-12 from the field for 17 points at No. 22 Purdue (2/28), also tying her career-high with three steals and blocked two shots ... Her fourth 20-point game of the season, posting a game-high 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting and five rebounds vs. Michigan (3/8) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals ... In the Big Ten Tournament semifinals vs. No. 8 Penn State (3/9), had nine rebounds ... Grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, the eighth most by a Spartan in an NCAA Tournament game, vs. Marist (3/23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Led the team with seven rebounds and added two blocks vs. No. 10 Maryland (3/25) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Named MSU's Most Improved Player at the team banquet ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in 31 games, starting the last 11 ... Averaged 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 15.5 minutes ... Second on the team in field goal percentage (46.4%) ... As a starter, averaged 8.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 30.5 minutes, while shooting 50.7% from the field and 40.0% from 3-point range (compared to 1.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, 7.1 minutes, 32.1% field goal and 15.4% 3-point shooting in her first 20 games) ... Had four points and two steals in nine minutes vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12) ... Scored seven points in 16 minutes vs. Western Michigan (11/17); It was her most points since Jan. 6, 2011 and her most minutes since Jan. 23, 2011 ... Had five points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal vs. Oakland (11/27) ... Posted six points and two rebounds in 11 minutes vs. Colorado State (12/20) ... Posted six points, five rebounds and two steals in only eight minutes vs. Pittsburgh (12/21) ... Played 17 minutes vs. No. 11 Ohio State (1/15), grabbing five rebounds (three offensive) and dishing out two assists ... Made her first career start vs. No. 18 Penn State (1/29), playing a then-career high 30 minutes, producing seven points, on 3-for-5 shooting, and four rebounds ... Had a career game at Michigan (2/5), scoring a then-career high 13 points, going 5-for-8 from the field, including 3-for-4 from behind the arc, and grabbing six rebounds (five offensive) in 36 minutes ... Reached double-figures for the second time in three games, scoring 10 points at Iowa (2/12), also added a season and game-high eight rebounds and two steals ... Had six points and three rebounds at Wisconsin (2/16) ... Had four points, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, and grabbed six rebounds (four offensive) vs. No. 17 Purdue (2/19) ... Had a breakout offensive game, scoring a game- and season-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc, vs. No. 23 Nebraska (2/23), also adding a career-high three steals and three assists in a season-high 38 minutes ... Dished out a season-high five assists at Northwestern (2/26), also adding two steals ... Went 3-for-5 from the field, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc, for eight points in the Big Ten Tournament First Round vs. Indiana (3/1) ... Had seven points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Big Ten Quarterfinals vs. No. 21 Purdue (3/2) ... Led MSU in points (12) and assists (4), while also adding seven rebounds, in the NCAA Tournament First Round game vs. No. 19 Louisville (3/17).
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Played in 28 games ... Averaged 2.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 12.4 minutes per game ... Scored three points and grabbed three rebounds in her Spartan debut vs. IPFW (11/13) ... Pulled down three rebounds vs. Dayton (11/15) ... Grabbed five rebounds vs. Detroit (11/21) ... Had three offensive rebounds against Richmond (11/27) ... Posted seven points and a season-high four assists vs. Milwaukee (12/8), also adding four rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes; her four assists were a game-high ... Has three rebounds vs. Iona (12/12) ... Led MSU with a season-high nine rebounds vs. Dartmouth (12/18), also adding six points, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes ... Tallied her first double-figure scoring effort of the season with 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting, including hitting both of her 3-point attempts, in 18 minutes vs. Vermont (12/21), also adding two steals and a block ... Was a spark off the bench vs. Wisconsin (1/6), scoring 10 points and grabbing four rebounds in a season-high 27 minutes ... Had three points and four rebounds at Michigan (1/9) ... Went 2-of-2 from the field for four points vs. No. 16 Iowa (1/13) ... Had five points, five rebounds and two assists vs. Minnesota (1/23) ... Had three points and two rebounds in eight minutes at Wisconsin (2/3) ... Dished out two assists and grabbed two rebounds in five minutes vs. Northwestern (2/17) ... Scored four points in seven minutes in her NCAA Tournament debut vs. Northern Iowa (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2010 Michigan's Miss Basketball ... 2010 Lansing State Journal Player of the Year ... Led East Lansing High School to its first ever Class A state title as a senior ... East Lansing's all-time leading scorer with 1,627 points ... Also the school's career record holder in games played (106), games started (106), free throws made (350) and offensive rebounds (337) ... A four-year letterwinner for head coach Rob Smith, leading East Lansing to a 98-8 record ... Three-time Lansing State Journal Dream Team selection and Capital Area all-conference choice ... Ranked 93rd in the class of 2010 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ... As a senior, averaged 19.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.3 steals, shooting 50-percent from the field and 77-percent from the free throw line ... Detroit Free Press and Detroit News Dream Team as a senior ... As a junior, averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds to earn first team Class A All-State honors by the Associated Press and Detroit News, and fourth team honors by the Detroit Free Press ... Received Detroit News Class A First Team All-State honors as a sophomore ... Played AAU basketball for Michigan's Finest and coach Darren Neil ... Two-year letterwinner in soccer ... Recipient of the East Lansing High School Distinguished Scholar Award.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 13, 1992 ... Daughter of Monty and Krista Myles, and Devlin and Shaneice Bell ... An education major.
Points: 25, vs. Iowa (1/17/13)
Field Goals: 10, vs. Iowa (1/17/13)
Free Throws: 7, at NC State (11/29/12)
3-Point Field Goals: 4, vs. Detroit (11/20/13)
Rebounds: 13, vs. Temple (12/29/12)
Assists: 10, vs. Minnesota (2/24/14)
Blocks: 3, four times, last vs. Hampton (3/23/14)
Steals: 4, vs. Wisconsin (1/30/14)
Minutes: 44, vs. Dayton (11/17/13)