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Freshman Tori Jankoska led the Spartans with 27 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Kiana Johnson led Spartans with 16 points and six assists on Saturday.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Michigan State women's basketball program held its annual media day at Breslin Center.
Michigan State vs. Marist - AP Photos
Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State
The Spartans lost to No. 9 Penn St., 76-55
On Monday, Oct. 8, head coach Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women's basketball program held its media day at the Breslin Center. Coach Merchant, the assistant coaches and the student-athletes met with the media for over an hour to discuss the upcoming 2012-13 season.
Has appeared in 76 games, starting 58 ... Has a career line of 8.2 points, 4.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 30.4 minutes ... Has led MSU in assists 45 times ... Her career assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.03 is first in MSU history ... Her career assist average of 4.6 is third in Spartan history, her 1.7 steal average is 17th and her 30.4 minutes per game are eighth ... 10th in MSU history with 347 career assists and 16th with 66 made 3-pointers ... 2012-13 honorable mention All-Big Ten ... 2011-12 Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Has led MSU in assists per game in each of her first three seasons, also led the Spartans in steals per game and free throw percentage as a sophomore ... Third on the MSU freshman single-season assists list (129).
JUNIOR (2013-14): Played in 19 games, starting 16 ... Averaged 8.4 points (fifth on the team), 6.0 assists (leads the team) and 1.2 steals (second on the team) in 31.1 minutes ... Led the team with a 2.85 (114:40) assist-to-turnover ratio, which is the best in a Spartan single season ... Her 6.0 assists per game are tied for second on the MSU single-season list ... Led MSU in assists 13 times, including 13 of her last 16 games ... In the season opener at No. 6 Notre Dame (11/11), dished out four assists and picked up three steals ... Posted 14 points, on 5-for-7 shooting, to go along with five rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes vs. No. 23/21 Dayton (11/17) ... Led MSU with six assists (with just one turnover) in only 20 minutes vs. Detroit (11/20) ... Scored a season-high 15 points, while dishing out a game-high seven assists (with no turnovers) vs. Rice (11/23) ... Led MSU in assists with six (with just one turnover) and three steals, while adding 10 points at Temple (11/26) ... Set a career-high with 11 assists vs. IPFW (12/1), which tied for the eighth-most by a Spartan and was the most in a game since Feb. 5, 1999 ... Missed the Florida State (12/4) and Virginia Tech (12/7) games (infection) ... Returned to limited action vs. Oakland (12/15), totaling nine points, four rebounds and two assists in only 10 minutes ... Led MSU with six assists (and no turnovers), while adding 11 points and four rebounds vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (12/19) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Had her first career double-double with 10 points and a game-high 10 assists (with only two turnovers) in 39 minutes vs. Georgetown (12/20) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Led MSU with six assists, while adding seven points and a season-high six rebounds in 24 minutes vs. Colgate (12/29) ... Had 13 points, a game-high nine assists and five rebounds in 38 minutes in the Big Ten opener at Minnesota (1/4) ... Dished out eight assists and tied her career high with two blocks vs. No. 16/14 Nebraska (1/9) ... Scored 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting, including 2-for-3 from 3-point, while adding four assists (with only one turnover) and two steals in 38 minutes at Michigan (1/12) ... Posted 10 points, a game-high eight assists and three steals at Iowa (1/16) ... Had a game-high eight assists vs. No. 16/17 Penn State (1/19) ... Had a team-high six assists vs. Illinois (1/23) ... Missed the Ohio State game (1/26) to attend to a personal matter ... Came off the bench to score 11 points and tie for the team lead with four assists in 25 minutes vs. Wisconsin (1/30) ... Suspended for the final 11 games due to a violation of team rules.
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the conference's media ... Received the Playmaker Award at the team banquet ... Appeared in 25 games, starting 14 ... Led the team with 4.2 assists and 1.9 steals ... Also averaged 9.3 points (third on the team) and 3.4 rebounds in 32.3 minutes ... Had a team-best 1.93 assist-to-turnover ratio, which ranked fifth on the MSU single-season list ... Shot a team-best 81.6% from the free throw line, and was second in 3-point field goal percentage (33.0%) ... Led MSU in assists in 15 of her 25 games ... Sat out the first nine games of the season for violation of NCAA guidelines ... In her season debut vs. IPFW (12/16), posted eight points, a game-high six assists (with only one turnover) and three steals in 28 minutes off the bench ... Scored the final eight points for MSU, including all six in overtime and the game-winner with 8.3 seconds left, vs. Texas Tech (12/20) in the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic; tied for the team lead with 11 points in 19 minutes ... Led MSU with four assists vs. Temple (12/29), also adding seven points, three rebounds and two steals ... Scored a team-best 17 points vs. Minnesota (1/3), going 9-for-9 from the foul line, while also adding four assists (no turnovers) and three steals in 31 minutes ... Led MSU with four assists and four steals off the bench at Illinois (1/13) ... Important off the bench vs. Iowa (1/17), posting eight points, five rebounds, a game-high six assists (no turnovers) and two steals in 31 minutes ... Led the team with 15 points, five assists and four steals in 36 minutes at Indiana (1/20) ... Scored a career-high 22 points at Nebraska (1/24) in 32 minutes off the bench; made a career-best four 3-pointers, and also added six rebounds and two steals ... Made her first start of the season and led MSU in scoring for the third-straight game, posting 19 points and a team-high five assists in 40 minutes vs. No. 13 Purdue (1/27) ... Dished out a game- and season-high nine assists at Northwestern (1/31), also adding seven points, five rebounds and three steals ... Posted nine points, five rebounds and tied for the game-high four assists (no turnovers) against Michigan (2/4) ... Tied for the team lead with five assists, also adding a career-high five steals and seven points vs. Indiana (2/13) ... Went 4-for 6 from behind the arc for 12 points and added four assists at Michigan (2/16) ... Posted a solid line of eight points, five rebounds, a team-high six assists and three steals, while playing all 40 minutes vs. Northwestern (2/20) ... Led MSU with six assists and three steals at No. 22 Purdue (2/28), also adding eight points ... Posted 10 points, a team-high five assists, five rebounds and two steals vs. Wisconsin (3/3) ... In the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals vs. Michigan (3/8), led MSU with seven assists (only two turnovers), while adding seven points and two steals ... Set a career high with two blocks vs. No. 8 Penn State (3/9) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals ... In the Big Ten Championship game vs. No. 25 Purdue (3/10), led MSU with four assists (no turnovers) and four steals, while adding 11 points ... Led MSU with 16 points, including a career-high tying four 3-pointers (second most by a Spartan in an NCAA Tournament game), and six assists (only one turnover) in all 40 minutes vs. Marist (3/23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Appeared in all 32 games, starting 28, including the last 24 ... Led the team in assists with 129 (4.03 per game), which ranked seventh in the Big Ten; her total was also 10th in the nation among freshman and rank third all-time among MSU freshmen ... Also led the team in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7), which was third in the Big Ten and 49th in the nation (third nationally among freshmen); the mark was also sixth best in a MSU single-season (second-best by a freshman) ... Averaged 7.1 points (fifth on the team) and 1.7 steals (second on the team and 12th in the conference) in 28.5 minutes ... Led MSU in assists in 18 games ... In Big Ten games, finished tied for second in assists (4.7) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7) in the league ... Scored seven points in her collegiate debut vs. Villanova (11/11) ... Had first career double-figure scoring game with 13 points vs. IPFW (11/15), going 3-of-4 from behind the arc, and adding a game-high four assists and two steals ... Had a game-high five assists and three steals vs. Oakland (11/27) ... Posted double-figures with 10 points vs. Eastern Michigan (12/3), also adding a team-high four assists and three steals ... Dished out a game-high eight assists (with only one turnover) and grabbed four steals vs. Detroit (12/6) ... Led the team with four assists at No. 24 Texas (12/10) ... Led MSU in points (10), assists (4) and steals (5; season-high) vs. Pittsburgh (12/21) ... Dished out a then-season-high nine assists at Indiana (12/30), also adding six points and five rebounds ... Scored a season-high 18 points at No. 19 Penn State (1/7), including eight of MSU's last 10 points in the final minutes, also adding a team-best five assists, four rebounds and two steals ... Topped her season high with 10 assists vs. Indiana (1/12), committing only one turnover, while adding six points and four steals ... Scored 14 points, all in the second half, at No. 13 Purdue (1/23) ... Scored in double-figures for the second straight game, posting 11 points, seven rebounds and team-high five assists vs. Illinois (1/26) ... Scored 13 points, going 6-for-10 from the field, vs. No. 18 Penn State, also adding a team-best six assists, and four rebounds ... Had 10 points in only 18 minutes vs. Northwestern (2/9) ... Had 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, while adding a team-high five assists, six rebounds and two steals at Wisconsin (2/16) ... Filled the stat sheet with 11 points, a season-high eight rebounds and a game-high seven assists, while playing all 45 minutes vs. No. 17 Purdue (2/19) ... Posted five points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. No. 23 Nebraska (2/23) ... In her first trip back to her home city of Chicago, posted 10 points, four assists and three steals vs. Northwestern (2/26) ... Led MSU with five assists and no turnovers in her Big Ten Tournament debut vs. Indiana (3/1) ... Finished Big Ten Tournament with eight assists and no turnovers in 51 minutes.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time all-state selection ... A four-year letterwinner at Whitney Young High School for head coach Corry Irvin ... As a senior, averaged 11.2 points and 4.9 assists per game and made 60 3-pointers ... Earned third-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune ... Averaged 11.2 points, 5.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 steals, while making 69 3-pointers at a 54.8% clip as a junior ... Second-team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune, in addition to first-team all-city and team most valuable player accolades ... Whitney Young went 77-9 over her final three seasons, finishing second in Class 4A as a sophomore and junior, and fourth as a senior ... Ranked among the nation's Top 100 by every recruiting service, including No. 43 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, No. 55 by ESPN Hoopgurlz, No. 59 by All-Star Girls Report and No. 86 by Blue Star Basketball ... Collegiate Girls Basketball Report listed her as the No. 9 point guard, while Hoopgurlz has her at No. 11 ... Played AAU basketball for Lady Fire and coach Mac Irvin.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 23, 1993 ... Daughter of Joann Baker ... Has three brothers - Lugene, ladel and Ke'von; and one sister, Kierra ... Majoring in psychology.
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