Fourth-seeded Spartans have media availability and practice in prep for Sunday's game vs. fifth-seeded Mississippi State
Aerial Powers led the Spartans with 26 points and 10 rebounds for her school-record 44th career double-double
Aerial Powers had 19 points and Jenna Allen added 14 on 7 of 10 shooting for the Spartans (18-7, 9-5).
Aerial Powers led the Spartans with a season-high 25 points and six rebounds.
Aerial Powers scores 18 points to lead Michigan State over Rutgers
March 6, 2016 - Big 10 Tournament
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Michigan State takes on Notre Dame
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• 2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats
• 2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats
• 2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
Has started 92 of 94 games in her career ... Career averages of 18.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 31.2 minutes ... Has 47 career double-doubles ... Became the first Spartan to earn First-Team All-Big Ten honors as a freshman... MSU’s co-recipient of the Player of the Year and Spartan Hustle Awards, and also received the Best Rebounder Award at the team banquet in 2014 and Player of the Year and Best Rebounder in 2015 and 2016.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR(2015-16): Earned first-team All-Big Ten honors ... Did not play against WMU (11/15) or Georgia (11/18) ... Made her season debut against Idaho State, scoring 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals to the Spartan lineup (11/21) ... Scored 20 points in 14 minutes against Cincinnati, shooting 7-11 from the field and adding six rebounds and for assists (11/27) ... Added 16 points, including a perfect 8-8 from the free-thow line against Baylor (11/28) ... Led the Spartans in scoring for the first time this season with 21 points against Louisville (12/3) ... Scored a team-high 18 points, including a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line, and added a season-high nine rebounds against Loyola Chicago (12/6) ... Recorded her first double-double of the season at Davidson, scoring a season-high 23 points and grabbing a season-high 12 rebounds in 30 minutes (12/9) ... Added another double-double against Northeastern, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in 29 minutes (12/18) ... Scored 16 points and recorded nine rebounds against Detroit (12/21) ... Had a team-high 23 points and a season-high 15 rebounds against No. 9 Ohio State, one of four Spartans to score in double figures (12/31) ... Against Wisconsin, posted her second-straight double-double and fourth double-double of the season and 38th of her career with 21 points and 12 rebounds in a season-tying 36 minutes (1/3) ... Posted her third-straight double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, tying a season-high 36 minutes against Penn State (1/7) ... Secured her sixth double-double of the season and 40th of her career with 21 points and 12 rebounds against Northwestern, putting her in second place in the Spartan record book (1/10) ... Scored her season-low nine points, shooting just 4-22 from the field against Indiana (1/13) ... Led the team in scoring for the ninth time this season, dropping 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 36 minutes against Iowa (1/16) ... Scored a season-high 25 points, shooting 10-16 from the field and adding six rebounds and three steals against Purdue (1/27) ... Netted a season-high 30 points at Wisconsin, shooting 9-18 from the field and 2-2 from distance to partner nine rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes (1/31) ... Recorded 27 points, shooting nine of 12 from the field, and grabbed eight boards against Michigan (2/3) ... Scored a season-high 31 points off of 14-27 shooting, adding three assists, two blocks and one steal at No. 5 Maryland (2/5) ... Scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, in 37 minutes against Iowa (2/8) ... Recorded her eighth double-double of the season and 42nd of her career with 18 points and 14 rebounds in 38 minutes against Penn State (2/11) ... Scored 27 points and added 14 boards for her ninth double-double of the season and 43rd of her career which ties Mary Kay Itynre for all-time MSU career double-double list (2/18) ... Continues her All-America campaign with a career-best 40-point outing, shooting 14-of-26 from the field, including 5-of-14 from distance and provided a career-high-tying eight of MSU’s school-record-breaking 34 assists against Minnesota (2/21) ... Has now scored in double-figures in all 25 games she’s played in this season after missing MSU’s first two games of the year ... Became MSU’s career double-double record holder with her 44th of her career with 26 points and 10 rebounds at Illinois (2/24) ... With the 44 career double-doubles, Powers passes Mary Kay Itynre for all-time MSU career double-double record ... It was her 10th double-double of the season and third in the last five games, alternating every other game ... Posted her 45th double-double of the season with 23 points and 16 points in a career-best 53 minutes against Ohio State (2/27) ... Boosted her career school record for double-doubles by posting her 46th of her career with 26 points and 12 rebounds against Purdue (3/4) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Tied the MSU record for points in a B1G Tournament against Ohio State (3/5) with 31, adding a team-high 12 boards ... Posted eight points against Maryland in the B1G Tournament Championship (3/6), giving her 1,776 points for her career, remaining at No. 2 on MSU’s career scoring list and needing four points to tie Liz Shimek’s career scoring record of 1,780 points from 2002-06 ... Was named to the 2016 Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Became MSU’s all-time career and single-season scorer as her 27 points against Belmont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/18) giving her 1,803 for her career ... Powers’ 27 points against Belmont (3/18) also gives her 683 points this season, passing her own record of 678 points last season ... Scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds with a season-high five steals in 39 minutes against Mississippi State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/20).
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors for the second-straight season ... Started all 31 games ... . Had 24 double-doubles on the season, which tied for first in the Big Ten and third in the NCAA ... First on the team in points (21.9, second in the Big Ten), while also leading team in rebounds (12.1, second in the Big Ten), steals (2.2; fifth in the league) and second in assists (3.5) and first in blocks (1.2) in 35.5 minutes (second on team, seventh in Big Ten) ... Tied for the team lead 20 points to go along with a game-high 15 rebounds and three steals vs. Eastern Michigan (11/16) in the season opener ... Named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll (11/17) ... Led the team with 27 points on 10-for-19 shooting vs. No. 3/2 Notre Dame (11/19), also adding 11 rebounds for her second-straight double-double ... Posted 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists vs. IUPUI (11/23) ... Tallied game-highs with 24 points, 16 rebounds and four steals vs. Oakland (11/26) ... Logged a double-10 night with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Miami (Ohio) (11/30), also dishing out a career-best seven assists to go with swiping three steals and swatting two shots in 22 minutes ... Recorded 17 points to go with a game-high 14 rebounds against Georgia Tech (12/4) for sixth-straight double-double, adding a career-high eight assists, along with one block and one steal in 35 minutes ... Had her streak of double-doubles snapped at six with 18 points and nine rebounds at Georgia (12/7), adding two assists and two steals in 40 minutes ... Got back on the double-double trail with a double-14 effort at Loyola Chicago (12/14) with 14 points and 14 rebounds, adding a career-high three blocked shots, to go with five assists and one steal in just 22 minutes ... Had her fourth 20-point game with 23 points to go along with seven rebounds,five assists and a season-high tying four steals ... Had 15 points and four rebounds against No. 9 Baylor at the Florida Sunshine Classic ... Scored a career-high 32 points to go along with 17 boards against No. 19 Syracuse (12/21) at the Florida Sunshine Classic ... Recorded yet another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Northwestern (12/28) and added 10th double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds at Indiana (12/31) ... At Michigan (1/4), delivered a team-high 26 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes, also had a career-high four three pointers made ... Became only the second Spartan to score at least 35 points in a game against No. 19/18 Nebraska (1/8) with 35 points and 11 boards in 40 minutes, making a career-high seven treys ... Named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll (1/12) ... Scored 24 points with seven rebounds and assists to go along with six steals in 36 minutes at Northwestern (1/11) ... Led the team with 33 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and an assists in 38 minutes against Illinois (1/15) ... Scored a team-high 16 points with 11 rebounds with six assists, three blocks and three steals against No. 22/21 Iowa (1/18) ... Against No. 7/6 Maryland had a career-high nine offensive rebounds, scoring 28 points and 16 rebounds in 40 minutes of action ... Named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll (1/26) after scoring 23 points and 18 rebounds with seven assists against Wisconsin (1/25) in 37 minutes ... Matched Tori Jankoska with 28 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five assists and two steals against Indiana (1/28) in 36 minutes of action ... Scored a team-high 25 points with 13 rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes at Ohio State (2/2) ... Led the team with 25 points and 15 rebounds in 39 minutes against Michigan (2/5) ... At Minnesota (2/8), scored 31 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 40 minutes ... Scored her 1,000th points at Penn State (2/11) with 26 points and nine rebounds in 37 minutes ... Against No. 5 Maryland (2/16), scored 18 points with six rebounds in 38 minutes ... Became the MSU single-season scoring leader with 18 points and tying a career-high with 18 rebounds in 35 minutes against No. 19/18 Rutgers ... Added to her double-double count with 19 points and 11 rebounds and five assists in 39 minutes at Illinois (2/25) ... At Purdue (2/28), scored 17 points with 17 rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes ... Against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, scored 15 points with 16 boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 36 minutes ... Scored 26 points with 10 rebounds against Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament (3/6).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013-14): First-Team All-Big Ten; first Spartan freshmen to ever be named to first team ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... MSU's co-recipient of the Player of the Year and Spartan Hustle awards, and also received the Best Rebounder Award at the team banquet ... Started all 33 games ... Led the team in points (13.4; 16th in the Big Ten), rebounds (8.2; fifth in the conference) and steals (1.8; eighth in the league), while also fourth in assists (2.3) and blocks (0.6) in only 26.1 minutes ... Shot 47.7% from the field, which was third on the team ... Led the team and was 13th in the conference with 2.1 offensive rebounds ... Had 10 double-doubles, the seventh-most in the Big Ten ... Led the team in scoring 12 times and rebounding 16 times, both team highs ... Among all-time Spartan freshman, ranked first in free throws made (107), first in 20-point games (7), second in double-doubles (10), second in points (442), second in rebounds (269), fifth in blocks (21) and eighth in assists (77) ... Her scoring average is first and her rebounds mark is fifth among MSU freshmen ... In her Spartan debut at No. 6 Notre Dame (11/11), had four assists; her four assists tied for fourth most in a MSU debut ... Led the Spartans with 19 points in only 23 minutes vs. Canisius (11/14) ... Tied for the team lead with 24 points (shooting 10-for-19) vs. No. 23/21 Dayton (11/17), also adding seven rebounds, five assists and five steals; her 24 points were the most by a MSU freshman since 2008 ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 18, along with being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll ... Had a team-best seven rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Rice (11/23) ... First career double-double with game-highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds in 30 minutes vs. IPFW (12/1); her points were the most by a Spartan freshman since Nov. 29, 2006 and the second-most all-time by a freshman; and her rebounds were the most by a MSU freshman since Jan. 22, 2009 ... Had her second consecutive double-double at Florida State (12/4), with 19 points and a team-best 10 rebounds ... Had her third double-double with team-bests of 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. Oakland (12/15) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 16, along with being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll ... Had 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (12/19) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Scored a team-high 14 points vs. Georgetown (12/20) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Had 10 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Colgate (12/29) ... In her Big Ten debut, posted 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes at Minnesota (1/4) ... Posted her fourth double-double of the season with team highs of 17 points and 15 rebounds (also a season-high) vs. No. 16/14 Nebraska (1/9) in only 27 minutes; her rebounds were the most by a Spartan in a game since Jan. 7, 2012 ... Had 13 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes at Michigan (1/12) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 13 ... Led MSU with 20 points, on 7-for-9 shooting, and added eight rebounds at Iowa (1/16) ... Had her fifth double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in only 21 minutes vs. No. 16/17 Penn State (1/19) ... Posted 20 points, four assists and four steals at Ohio State (1/26) ... Had her sixth double-double with team-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds, while having five assists, vs. No. 19/16 Purdue (2/2); went 9-for-10 from the line ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Feb. 2, along with being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll ... Dished out four assists at Illinois (2/5) ... Led MSU with 17 points and seven rebounds at No. 22/21 Nebraska (2/8) ... Posted 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists vs. Ohio State (2/15) ... Added 13 points and eight rebounds at Wisconsin (2/20) ... Had seventh double-double with game-highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds at Northwestern (2/27) ... Had a monster stat line vs. Indiana (3/2) with 23 points, 10 rebounds, a season-high six assists, three steals and two blocks in 30 minutes ... Named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll on March 3 ... Had her ninth double-double with 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds vs. No. 16/15 Nebraska (3/9) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals ... Had her 10th double-double and one of 14 in Spartan NCAA history, while posting 26 points and a season-high 18 rebounds vs. Hampton in the NCAA Tournament First Round (3/23); her points were the third-most by a Spartan in an NCAA Tournament game and the seventh-most by a Spartan freshman, while her rebounds broke MSU's NCAA Tournament single-game record and are the fifth-most all-time by a Spartan freshman.
2012-13: Missed the entire 2012-13 season, after tearing the Achilles tendon in her left ankle in practice on Oct. 26, 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Associated Press Class B Player of the Year ... Detroit Free Press and Detroit News All-State Dream Team selections as a senior ... First-team all-state as a junior and third-team all-state as a sophomore ... As a senior captain, averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.1 blocks per game, while shooting over 54% from the field and 37% from 3-point range ... Was fifth in the voting for Michigan's Miss Basketball ... A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Frank Orlando at Detroit Country Day ... Led Country Day to four regional championships, the 2009 Class B state championship and 2010 Class B runner-up finish ... For her career, averaged 17.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.5 blocks per game ... Named Co-Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Class A/B All-Star Game, after leading the White team with 24 points and 13 rebounds ... Ranked ranked No. 93 in the nation by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 99 nationally by ESPN's Hoopgurlz.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 17, 1994 ... Daughter of Juan and Cecelia Powers ... Majoring in hospitality business.
Points: 40, vs. Minnesota (2/21/16)
Field Goals: 14, twice, last vs. Minnesota (2/21/16)
Free Throws: 15, vs. Rutgers (2/19/16)
3-Point Field Goals: 7, vs. Nebraska (1/8/15)
Rebounds: 18, three times, last vs. Rutgers (2/22/15)
Assists: 9, vs. Ohio State (2/27/16)
Blocks: 3, five times, last at Penn State (2/11/15)
Steals: 6, twice, last vs. Illinois (1/15/15)
Minutes: 53, vs. Ohio State (2/27/16)