The Spartans fell to the Hawkeyes by a score of 59-54.
Michigan State vs. Rutgers - March 20, 2007 - NCAA Tournament Second Round
Spartans drop close decision to the Scarlet Knights.
Spartans advance to the second round with a balanced scoring attack.
Michigan State vs. Minnesota
The tallest player in MSU women's basketball history ... Big Ten and Michigan State blocked shots record holder with 503; finished career second on the NCAA all-time list ... One of only three Spartans in the top-5 all-time in both scoring and rebounding; ending fourth in points with 1,649 and fourth in rebounds with 919 ... Became the fifth-fastest Spartan to 1,000 points (11/23/08 vs. Quinnipiac), needing only 75 games ... Also third in MSU career record books with 351 made free throws, third with 640 made field goals, seventh in free throw percentage (79.8%) and 18th in field goal percentage (47.4%) ... Played the most games in Spartan history with 136, was third with 128 starts and fifth with 3,678 minutes played ... Four-time All-Big Ten selection and member of the conference's All-Defensive Team ... First Spartan to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2009-10) ... Held a career stat line of 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game ... Had 87 career double-figure scoring efforts, 24 double-digit rebounding games and 18 double-doubles ... Led the Spartans in scoring 49 times (41-8 MSU record), rebounding 52 times and blocks 127 times ... Has the top-four single-season, including a school record 150 as a freshman, and the top-10 single-game block marks in school history, including a school-record nine on three occasions ... Made 30 consecutive free throws during one stretch in 2007-08, the fourth-longest streak in MSU history ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten and two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honoree ... Eight-time recipient of the Big Ten Player of the Week award, a MSU record ... Became fourth Spartan to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2006-07.
SENIOR (2009-10): Fifth Spartan to be named an All-American, earning honorable mention honors from the Associated Press ... First Spartan to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Big Ten Second Team by both the coaches and media ... All-Big Ten Defensive Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Recipient of the Detroit Athletic Club's Michigan Female Athlete of the Year award ... Shared the team's Most Valuable Player award at the team's postseason banquet ... One of four Spartan captains ... Started 32 of 33 games played ... Led the team with 10.6 points (19th in the Big Ten) and 3.1 blocks (second in the Big Ten and seventh in the country) ... Second on the team and 14th in the Big Ten with 5.8 rebounds ... Also led the team (and fifth in the Big Ten) with a 82.7 free throw percentage ... Scored 10 points at Dayton (11/13), also adding six rebounds and six blocks ... Scored a game-high 20 points vs. No. 5/6 Notre Dame (11/19), also adding eight rebounds and four blocks ... In the return to her hometown of Grand Rapids, scored seven points, grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and blocked five shots vs. Western Michigan (11/22) ... Named Junkanoo Jam Lucaya Division Most Valuable Player, after averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks - Scored 10 points in 16 minutes vs. George Washington (11/27) and posted a team-high 23 points vs. Oklahoma State (11/28), also adding nine rebounds and a tournament-record eight blocks ... Scored 14 points, all in the second half, in only 18 minutes vs. No. 4 North Carolina (12/3) ... Posted her first double-double of the season vs. No. 8 Xavier (12/9) with 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the line) and a season-high 13 rebounds, also adding five blocks ... Had 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 18 minutes vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/13) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 14) ... Scored 10 points and blocked three shots vs. Washington (12/19) ... Led team with 18 points, nine rebounds and a season-high three assists vs. St. Bonaventure (12/21) ... Had nine points at Wisconsin (12/28) ... Had 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Michigan (12/31) ... Record her second double-double of the season at Indiana (1/3), posting 16 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and two assists ... Had 12 points vs. No. 6 Ohio State (1/9) ... Led the team with 12 points, adding four blocks vs. Wisconsin (1/14) ... Had 11 points and six rebounds vs. Purdue (1/21) ... Posted third double-double of the season with a MSU season-high 24 points and 10 rebounds at Northwestern (1/28), also adding five blocks ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 1); a MSU record eighth time in her career ... Had six blocks vs. Penn State (2/4) ... Led team with 13 points at Iowa (2/7), also adding four blocks ... Tied the NCAA Division I block record at Michigan (2/11) with 480 ... Tied for the team lead with 12 points vs. Northwestern (2/14), also adding seven rebounds and four blocks ... Broke the NCAA Division I block record (487) vs. Illinois (2/18) with three blocks, also adding a career-high two steals ... Had three blocks at No. 7/9 Ohio State (2/21) ... Posted 12 points, nine rebounds and six blocks at Purdue (2/25) ... Led the team with 13 points in her final game at the Breslin Center (2/28 vs. Minnesota) ... Battled back spasms in the Big Ten Tournament, being limited to 28 minutes in the Spartans' two games ... Had eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds in 20 minutes against Bowling Green in the NCAA Tournament First Round (3/20) ... Scored four points in her collegiate finale in the NCAA Tournament Second Round against Kentucky (3/22).
JUNIOR (2008-09): Became the Big Ten career blocked shots leader and MSU's 19th 1,000-point scorer ... Second Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media ... Appeared in all 33 games, starting 32 ... Averaged 10.8 points, ranking her second on the team and 19th in the Big Ten ... Also added a team-bests in 6.3 rebounds (13th in the conference) and 3.2 blocks ... Led the team and Big Ten with 107 blocks, placing her third in the nation and third on the MSU single-season list ... Second on the team and ninth in the Big Ten with a 46.5% field goal percentage ... Had 18 double-figure scoring efforts and two double-doubles; also added three double-digit rebounding games ... Led MSU in scoring in 12 games (11-1 record) and rebounding in 12 games ... Big Ten All-Defensive Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team ... Posted 12 points, six rebounds and four blocks in the opener against Niagara (11/14) ... Had 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocks vs. Stony Brook (11/16) ... Season-high 14 points and five rebounds vs. Detroit (11/19) ... Poured in 21 points, including her fourth career 3-pointer, and four blocks vs. Quinnipiac (11/23); With a basket at 14:48 in the second half, became MSU's 19th 1,000 point scorer. She was the fifth fastest to the milestone, needing only 75 games ... Six points and four blocks against No. 23/20 Old Dominion (11/26) ... Had nine rebounds and added three blocks at No. 14/10 Notre Dame (11/29) ... Had eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks at Georgia Tech (12/3) ... Team-high eight rebounds at St. Bonaventure (12/7) ... Tied her own MSU single-game record with nine blocks at Xavier (12/14), also adding a team-high nine rebounds and eight points ... Tied for the team high with 15 points in only 18 minutes vs. Delaware State (12/18), also added six blocks ... Led the team with 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks at Penn State (12/21) ... Posted nine points and 11 rebounds vs. Indiana (12/29) ... Had first double-double of the season (14th of her career) with 17 points and 12 rebounds at Purdue (1/1), also adding five blocks ... Led the team with 19 points, eight rebounds and four blocks vs. Northwestern (1/8) ... Scored a game-high 12 points with eight rebounds at Michigan (1/15) ... Had a game-high 17 points to go along with six rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Penn State (1/18) ... Scored 11 points and had three blocks in only 16 minutes at Northwestern (1/22) ... Had 11 points and six rebounds vs. Wisconsin (1/25) ... Posted six-straight double-figure outing with a team-high 14 points vs. Iowa (1/29), also adding three blocks ... Had eight rebounds and four blocks at Minnesota (2/2) ... Scored team-high 16 points against No. 14/12 Ohio State (2/8), on 6-of-8 shooting, including hitting both 3-point attempts ... Posted second double-double of the season at Indiana (2/12); had game-highs in points (20), rebounds (10) and blocks (6), playing a career-high 41 minutes ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 16) ... Had 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks at Wisconsin (2/22) ... Scored team-high 16 points vs. Purdue (3/1) ... Became Big Ten's all-time blocked shot leader with four blocks against Wisconsin in the Big Ten quarterfinals (3/6); added nine points and six rebounds ... Had six points, six rebounds and six blocks in the NCAA First Round vs. Middle Tennessee (3/22) ... Scored a season-high 24 points in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against No. 17/19 Iowa State (3/28), on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, while also adding a game-high eight rebounds and five blocks ... Named to the Berkeley Regional All-Tournament Team.
SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Had another record-breaking season as a sophomore ... Set the Big Ten single-season record with 150 blocks, which also tied for fifth most in NCAA single-season history; She previously set the record as a freshman with 145 ... A first-team All-Big Ten selection by the media and second team selection by the coaches ... Became just the fourth player at MSU to score more than 500 points in a season, tallying 531 points, good for fourth most in a Spartan season ... Named MSU Co-Player of the Year with Kalisha Keane ... Led the team in scoring (14.4) and rebounding (7.3) ... Had six double-doubles and 29 double-figure scoring games; Also had eight double-digit rebounding efforts ... Selected to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team for the second straight year ... Academic All-Big Ten ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Third Team ... Second on the team and sixth in the conference with a 83.8% free throw percentage (124-of-148) ... Made 30 consecutive free throws during one stretch in 2007-08, the fourth-longest streak in MSU history ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week three times in 2007-08 ... Started season with a strong effort vs. IUPUI (11/9), scoring a team-high 18 points with seven rebounds and seven blocks ... Nearly posted a triple-double vs. Evansville (11/11), scoring 16 points with nine rebounds and eight blocks ... Led team with 12 rebounds and scored eight points with four blocks at No. 4 LSU (11/15) ... Scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in victory over Northern Illinois (11/21) ... Shot 8-of-11 from the field and 7-of-8 at the line to score 23 points in win against Kansas State (11/22) ... Collected her first double-double of the season and eighth of her career with 26 points and 13 rebounds in win over Clemson (11/29) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week Dec. 3 after averaging 18.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in MSU's three games that week ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 10) for the second straight week after nearly collecting a triple-double at Indiana State (12/8) with 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks; The nine blocks tied her own single-season school record ... Broke previous school record of 194 blocks while recording five blocks against Oklahoma (12/16) ... Had 13 points and five blocks at Hartford (12/22) ... Recorded 10 rebounds against Minnesota (12/28) ... Scored 18 points and recorded six rebounds against Ohio State (12/30) ... Scored 27 points, collected 13 rebounds and went 11-of-11 from the free-throw line at Wisconsin (1/2); Became just the third player in Spartan history to make all 11 of her free throws in a single game ... Recorded second consecutive double-double, and fourth of the season, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, while blocking six shots against Penn State (1/5) ... Scored 19 points and hauled in seven rebounds, while going 5-of-5 from the free-throw line, at Northwestern (1/17) ... Had fifth double-double of the season, scoring 15 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and adding four blocks against Indiana (1/20) ... Scored 14 points and recorded nine boards at Illinois (1/24) ... Had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks at Minnesota (1/27) ... Scored 15 points, pulled down seven rebounds and added four blocks vs. Michigan (1/31) ... Finished with six blocks (recording 100th block of the season and 250th block of career), while adding 15 points and five rebounds against Purdue (2/11) ... Hauled in a season-high 15 rebounds and scored 16 points, while going 4-of-4 from the free-throw line and recording four blocks at Indiana (2/14) ... Scored 16 points, recorded three blocks, and went 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in a win at Penn State (2/17) ... Went 10-of-16 from the field, scoring 20 points, hauling in six rebounds and adding two blocks against Northwestern (2/21) ... Scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and went 5-of-5 from the free-throw line at Purdue (2/24) ... Went 6-of-10 from the field, scoring 12 points, collecting four rebounds and four blocks in win Minnesota at the Big Ten Tournament (3/7) ... Scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and swatted four shots vs. Bowling Green in the second round of the WNIT (3/22) ... Scored 16 points, added seven rebounds and four blocks vs. Kansas in the third round of the WNIT (3/27) ... Recorded 13 points, six boards, and four blocks against Michigan in the quarterfinals of the WNIT (3/30) ... Recorded 15 points, six rebounds and added five blocks, tying her own Big Ten single-season record in blocks with 145, against North Carolina State in the WNIT semifinals (4/2) ... Went 9-of-10 from the line and scored 11 points in the WNIT title game against Marquette (4/5).
SUMMER 2007: Played for gold-medal winning Team USA at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia ... Led team and ranked second among all players at the tournament with 19 blocks ... Averaged 5.0 points and 6.6 rebounds in the tournament ... Her best game of the tournament came against the Czech Republic as she scored 12 points, on 4-for-8 shooting from the field, grabbed 11 rebounds and had five blocks ... Shot 47.2 percent from the field for the tournament.
FRESHMAN (2006-07): Shattered the Big Ten record for blocks in a season with 145 ... Also set an NCAA Division I freshman record and was the seventh-best mark in NCAA history at the time ... Ranked second in the nation in blocks, averaging 4.4 a game ... Fourth Spartan to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week twice ... A second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Also named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and All-Freshman Team ... Named to GBallMag.com Young All-America Team ... Ranked among the Big Ten leaders in rebounds (seventh with 7.5), field-goal percentage (fifth at .535) and scoring (17th with 12.6) ... Tied for fourth in the conference with seven double-doubles ... Set the MSU single-game blocks record with nine against Indiana on Dec. 28, 2006 ... Posted eight or more blocks in five games ... Set the school record for blocks in a season just 12 games into her career ... Set MSU then-freshman records for points (412) and field goals (166), and was third in rebounds (247) ... Ranked second on the team with 12.5 points and first with 7.5 rebounds ... Started 27 of the team's 33 games ... In her collegiate debut, scored a team-high 15 points against Bucknell (11/17) ... Set a then-school-record with eight blocked shots, seven in the second half, against UT Arlington (11/19) ... Posted first career double-double in the game, posting 11 points and 11 rebounds ... Scored a career-high 28 points and posted 10 rebounds for second career double-double against Rhode Island (11/29); The 28 points was the second-highest game total for a freshman in school history ... Had 20 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks in win over South Florida (12/3) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 3 ... Collected third double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds against seventh-ranked LSU (12/17) ... Recorded 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and eight blocks against UC Santa Barbara (12/20) ... Had a double-double with 12 points and 18 rebounds at Northridge (12/22); The 18 rebounds at Northridge were the most by a Spartan since Liz Shimek had 19 against Pepperdine on Dec. 17, 2003 ... Broke her own school-record with nine blocks against Indiana (12/28); Had fifth double-double of the season in the game, recording 10 points and 10 rebounds ... Posted 14 points and 13 rebounds against Wisconsin (12/31) ... Recorded her seventh double-double of the season against No. 13 Purdue (1/11), tallying 14 points and 13 rebounds ... Posted 20 points at Iowa (1/14) ... Against Iowa (1/21), scored a game-high 16 points while blocking seven shots ... Posted game-high 25 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in win at No. 5 Ohio State (2/18) ... Swatted eight blocks against Minnesota (2/25) ... Posted 27 points and eight rebounds in first career Big Ten Tournament game, a quarterfinal win over Minnesota (3/2); Also had a career-high five assists and tied Big Ten Tournament single-game record with six blocked shots ... Tallied 16 points vs. Purdue in Big Ten Tournament semifinals (3/4) ... Earned All-Big Ten Tournament honors ... Finished sixth in Big Ten Tournament history with nine blocked shots in the session ... In her first career NCAA Tournament game, recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and six blocks in the first round against Delaware (3/18).
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked among the top 25 centers in the nation by All-Star Girls Report ... Named 2005 Michigan Miss Basketball and was the Gatorade Player of the Year ... Averaged 24 points, nine blocks and nine rebounds a game ... Led Grandville to conference, district and regional championships as a senior ... Named first-team all-state her last three years ... Also an all-league (OK Red) selection her final three seasons ... Averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and nearly 10 blocks a game her junior year, leading Grandville to the state quarterfinals for the first time in program history ... Named to The Grand Rapids Press all-area team ... Set the Michigan single-season blocks record with 236 her junior season ... Also was a member of the volleyball team, earning honorable mention all-conference honors ... Carried a 3.85 GPA.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Brandon and Tracie DeHaan ... A human biology major.
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