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Taryn McCutcheon
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Taryn  McCutcheon

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
East Lansing, Mich.

High School:
East Lansing High School

Height:
5-5

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

11/11/2017

MSU Dominates Robert Morris, 100-58, In Season Opener

Five Spartans score in double figures led by 17 from freshman Sidney Cooks.

03/03/2017

Gaines Fuels Upset of Michigan in Big Ten Tournament, 74-64

Four Spartans reach double-figure scoring to advance to Big Ten Semifinals

03/03/2017

Spartans Eliminate Wisconsin From Big Ten Tourney, 70-63

Reimer leads four in double figures

12/20/2016

WBB: Michigan State vs. Notre Dame (USATSI)

The Spartans play host to the second-ranked Fighting Irish.

11/30/2016

Michigan State vs. Syracuse

Nov. 30, 2016

Career Stats
2016-17 Game-by-Game Stats

Became the all-time assists leader in a freshman campaign with 169 on the year ... Received the Playmaker Award and the Defensive Player of the Year Award at the 2017 team banquet.

FRESHMAN (2016-17): Third in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage (.377) ... Third in the B1G in assists, averaging 6.0 apg ... Sixth in the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.3) ... Named to the Big Ten Honorable Mention Team ... Played and started all 33 games this season ... Averaged 32.0 minutes, 7.0 points and 5.1 assists per game ... Led the team in assists finishing with 169 and became the leader in assists in a freshman campaign ... Finished the season third in the freshman book with 47 made three-point field goals ... First career start in her Spartan debut against Davidson (11/11), dished out team-high nine assists, netted 11 points, and went 3-for-5 from 3-point range in 31 minutes of action ... Played 36 minutes against Wyoming (11/13), and led the team with six assists ... Led the team with six assists in 37 minutes of action against Southern (11/15) ... For the fourth-straight game, led the team in assists with three and she grabbed four rebounds against Western Michigan (11/18) ... Played 32 minutes netting four points and adding three assists against Oregon (11/22) ... Led the team with eight assists and scored nine points against Delaware (11/25) ... Tied team-high six assists and led the team with eight rebounds against CSUN (11/26) ... Scored eight points, shooting 3-for-7 from the field and had three assists against Syracuse (11/30) ... Grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists and scored six points in 34 minutes against Oakland (12/2) ... Shot 5-for-6 from the free throw line and recorded two assists against Quinnipiac (12/6) ... Scored 15 points, made a career-high field goals shooting 5-for-13, and dished out seven assists ... Scored eight points and recorded five assists against Northeastern (12/18) ... Dished out team-high six assists and scored nine points against Notre Dame (12/20) ... Recorded three steals and dished out six assists against Illinios (1/1) ... Dished out team-high four assists against Purdue (1/4) ... Recorded six assists and scored five points against Nebraska (1/7) ... Tied team-high assists with seven and scored seven points against Ohio State (1/10) ... Had four assists against Rutgers (1/14) ... Scored nine points and recorded team-high seven assists against Northwestern (1/17) ... Scored six points and led the team with eight assists against Purdue (1/22) ... Scored seven points and dished out three assists against Wisconsin (1/25) ... Scored 15 points including season-high seven made free throws against Minnesota (1/30) ... Scored 15 points, tied season-high seven made free throws and dished out four assists against Indiana (2/2) ... Played season-high 42 minutes, recorded team-high five assists and scored nine points against Iowa (2/9) ... Recorded team-high and season-high 12 assists and tied season-high three steals against Minnesota (2/16) ... Scored nine points shooting 3-for-3 from the three point line against Michigan (2/19) ... Recorded five assists breaking the all-time freshman assist record and scored seven points against Penn State (2/22) ... Dished out team-high six assists against Nebraska (2/26) ... Scored 10 points against Wisconsin (3/2) ... Recorded team-high seven assists against Michigan (3/3) ... Tabbed six assists against Maryland (3/4) ... Scored seven points shooting 3-for-5 against Arizona State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for East Lansing High School as a senior ... Ranked No. 71 in the country by ESPN's Hoopgurlz and No. 70 by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report .... Also ranked No. 59 by Prospect Nation and No. 82 by Blue Star Basketball ... A three-time first-team all-state honoree in West Virginia ... Also a three-time Two Rivers Athletic Conference and Ohio Valley Athletic Conference selection ... In her first three years of high school, McCutcheon and the Parkersburg South have accumulated a 68-13 overall record, including winning the state title as a freshman .... In high school, has averaged 15.0 ppg 7.0 apg .... In 2015,  was also named the West Virginia Player of the Year as a junior ... Also played AAU for the West Virginia Thunder under head coach Scott Johnson 

PERSONAL: Daughter of Deana and Jason McCutcheon, who were both collegiate athletes ...  Major is genomics and molecular genetics.

CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 15, two times, last vs. Indiana (2/2/17)
Field Goals: 4, vs. Davidson (11/11/16)
Free Throws: 7, two times, last vs. Indiana (2/2/17)
3-Point Field Goals: 3, four times, last at Michigan (2/19/17)
Rebounds: 8, at CSUN (11/26/16)
Assists: 12, vs. Minnesota (2/16/17)
Blocks: 2, vs. Davidson (11/11/16)
Steals: 3, three times, last vs. Michigan (3/3/17)
Minutes: 42, at Iowa (2/9/17)

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