Five Spartans score in double figures led by 17 from freshman Sidney Cooks.
Four Spartans reach double-figure scoring to advance to Big Ten Semifinals
Sophomore Tori Jankoska scores a game-high 24 points as MSU wins second-straight game overall, sixth-straight at Champaign.
In MSU's first Play4Kay game, three Spartans score at least 20 points for first time this season.
Photos from Michigan State women's basketball vs. Notre Dame - Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
Photos from Michigan State women's basketball vs. UConn - Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
The Spartans play host to the second-ranked Fighting Irish.
• 2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats
• 2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
• 2016-17 Game-by-Game Stats
Has played in 88 games for the Spartans during her career ... Averages 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game ... Received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award at the 2017 banquet.
JUNIOR (2016-17): Played in all 33 games and started four ... Averaged 3.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game ... Saw 17 minutes of action and recorded five rebounds against Davidson (11/11) ... Saw seven minutes of court time against Wyoming (11/13) ... Saw six minutes of action against Southern (11/15) ... Went 2-for-2 from the free throw line against Western Michigan (11/18) ... Played 18 minutes, scored seven points and shot 2-for-2 from the three-point line against Oregon (11/22) ... Recorded first start of the season, played 27 minutes, scored seven points, and shot 3-for-6 from the field and tied career-high seven rebounds against Delaware (11/25) ... Scored eight points and tied her career-high for the fourth time with seven rebounds against CSUN (11/26) ... Scored eight points shooting 3-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from the three-point line against Syracuse (11/30) ... Dished out three assists against Oakland (12/2) ... Scored season-high 12 points shooting 4-for-6 from the field, grabbed four rebounds, and recorded career-high three steals against Quinnipiac (12/6) ... Scored five points in 19 minutes of action against Rhode Island (12/8) ... Played 25 minutes, scored nine points shooting 4-for-6 from the field, and tied career-high for the second time this season with three steals against Northeastern (12/18) ... In 28 minutes of action, recorded eight points and for the second time tied season-high two three-point field goals made against Illinois (1/1) ... Scored 11 points shooting 5-for-8 against Nebraska (1/7) ... Scored seven points, recorded one block and one steal against Rutgers (1/14) ... Tied a career-high five assists against Wisconsin (1/25) ... Scored seven points shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from the field against Minnesota (1/30) ... Recorded four rebounds against Indiana (2/2) ... Played season-high 29 minutes against Iowa (2/9) scoring six points and grabbing two rebounds ... Scored five points against Penn State (2/22) ... Played 13 minutes and scored five points shooting 2-f0r-3 from the field against Nebraska (2/26) ... Played 14 minutes and recorded two rebounds against Michigan (3/3) ... Played 12 minutes and scored three points against Arizona State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Tallied two points, three rebounds and one assist in nine minutes against WMU (11/15) ... Played three minutes against Georgia (11/18) ... Played five minutes against Idaho State (11/21) ... Played 20 minutes against Cincinnati, scoring nine points, including 2-3 from 3-point range (11/27) ... Made her first start of the season at Davidson scoring five points and setting a season-high four assists (12/9) ... Came off the bench and scored four points in 11 minutes against Northeastern (12/18) ... Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds in 17 minutes against Purdue (1/27) ... Played six minutes against Michigan and recorded two rebounds (2/3) ... Scored two points, grabbed one rebound and provided three helpers in four minutes against Penn State (2/11) ... Took one shot and provided one helper in six minutes against Minnesota (2/21) ... Hit one 3 at Illinois, finishing 1 of 1 from the field and grabbing two rebounds in seven minutes at Illinois (2/24) ... Played three minutes against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament (3/4) ... In the Big Ten Tournament semifinal against Ohio State (3/5), scored five points with one rebound, one steal and one assist ... Played two minutes against Belmont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/18) ... Played two minutes against Mississippi State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/20) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
FRESHMAN (2014-15): Played in 29 games, starting 11... Grabbed two rebounds in 11 minutes vs. Oakland (11/26) ... Scored first Spartan points and netted first basket in game against Miami (Ohio) (11/30), adding season-best four rebounds and dishing out season-high four assists ... Had breakout game at Loyola Chicago (12/14), tallying 15 points on 6-9 FGs, including 3-4 from three-point range, all in the second half, in playing 24 total minutes ...Had another solid game against Alcorn State (12/16) scoring seven points to go along with a season-high six rebounds and two assists ... Scored five points with two assists against No. 9 Baylor at the Florida Sunshine Classic (12/20) ... Against No. 19 Syracuse, recorded five points, four rebounds and a season-high five assists against No. 19 Syracuse at the Florida Sunshine Classic (12/21) ... After playing seven minutes against Northwestern (12/28), played 19 minutes at Indiana (12/31) ... Scored in double figures for the second time with 11 points against Michigan in 23 minutes (1/4) ... In her first start against No. 19/18 Nebraska (1/8), recorded three points and four rebounds ... Making her second start of the season at Northwestern, scored four points with one rebound and one block in 22 minutes ... Scored two points with one rebound to go along with two assists in 12 minutes against Illinois (1/15) .. Coming off the bench against No. 22/21 Iowa (1/18), scored five points with two rebounds in 15 minutes ... Had two assists and one rebound in 24 minutes at No. 7/6 Maryland (1/22) ... Scored eight points with two boards in 22 minutes against Wisconsin (1/25) ... Scored three points with two rebounds in 19 minutes against Indiana (1/28) ... At Ohio State (2/2), scored four points with three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes ... Had three points with four rebounds and a season-high two blocks against Michigan (2/5) ... Breakout game at Minnesota (2/8), scoring 20 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Scored four points in 13 minutes at Penn State (2/11) ... Scored eight points with two rebounds against No. 5 Maryland (2/16) ... Off the bench, scored four points with six rebounds in 28 minutes against No. 19/18 Rutgers ... In 22 minutes at Illinois (2/25), had two rebounds and one assist ... Played 28 minutes at Purdue (2/28), scoring two points with three assists ... Against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (3/5), tied for the team-high with 16 points, including four treys in 26 minutes ... Scored seven points with three rebounds against Maryland at the Big Ten Tournament (3/6).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year starter and three-year captain for Forest Park High School and head coach Jeff Syrjanen ... Named the 2014 Miss Basketball for the state of Michigan ... Becomes the fourth of the last five recipients of Michigan's Miss Basketball to enroll at Michigan State, as Gussert joins the list of Klarissa Bell (2010), Jasmine Hines (2011) and Tori Jankoska (2013) ... Named Michigan's Associated Press Class D Player of the Year for the second-straight season, as well as also being named first-team all-state by the Detroit Free Press and Associated Press for the third-straight season ... Finalist for the Michigan High School Student-Athlete of the Year Award ... Ranked No. 4 on the Midwest Girls Basketball Report Top 100 Rankings ... Led Forest Park to the Michigan Class D runner-up finish, ending the season with a 27-1 record ... Finished with the fourth-most points in Michigan high school history and the most-ever in the Upper Peninsula with 2,630 points, finishing her career with a 25.5 points per game average ... As a senior, she averaged 28.4 points, 12.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists, along with breaking the Michigan high school single-season 3-point field goal record with 105 ... Tallied 739 points her senior season, which is the No. 13 spot on the state of Michigan's single-season scoring list, and she also holds the No. 5 spot with 809 points as a junior ... Netted career-high 50 points in a game, which is the 10th-most points scored all-time by a Michigan high school player ... Also has marks in Michigan state history record books of tied for sixth-most career games played (104), ninth-most career rebounds (1,108) and tied for the 14th in career free throws made in state history (378) ... As a junior, averaged 32.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.9 steals ... Two-time winner of the Upper Peninsula Class D Player of the Year award and a three-time MVP of the Skyline Conference ... Played AAU for Midland Fastbreak and head coach Mark Juengel ... In addition to basketball, was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and a three-year letterwinner in golf ... Ranked No. 1 in her graduating class with a 3.98 grade-point average.
PERSONAL: Born July 20, 1995 ... Daughter of Scott and Kathy Gussert ... Has one brother, Andrew ... Majoring in kinesiology.
Points: 20, at Minnesota (2/8/15)
Field Goals: 8, at Minnesota (2/8/15)
Free Throws: 3, two times, last at Quinnipiac (12/6)
3-Point Field Goals: 4, at Minnesota (2/8/15)
Rebounds: 7, three times, last at CSUN (11/26/16)
Assists: 5, two times, last at Wisconsin (1/25/17)
Blocks: 2 vs. Michigan (2/5/15)
Steals: 3, two times, last vs. Northeastern (12/18/16)
Minutes: 29, vs. Syracuse (12/21/15)