Kiana Johnson led Spartans with 16 points and six assists on Saturday.
Spartans honor the success of the 2012-13 season so far; look forward to NCAA Tournament.
Senior Jasmine Thomas was named to the all-tournament team.
Junior Klarissa Bell led all scorers with 20 points.
MSU to play Purdue Sunday at 4 p.m. in its second-ever championship game.
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.
AP Photos: Michigan State vs. No. 19 Louisville
Led the team and ranked top-10 in the Big Ten, in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio as a freshman ... Her assist total was the third most by a Spartan freshman and her A:TO ratio was sixth-best in a MSU single-season.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Has 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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