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Brittney Thomas
Brittney Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:
Bolingbrook

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard


Career Stats
2007-08 Game-by-Game Stats
2008-09 Game-by-Game Stats
2009-10 Game-by-Game Stats
2010-11 Game-by-Game Stats
Media Guide Bio in PDF Format

On the MSU career lists, Thomas finished her career ranked fourth in minutes played (4,026), fifth in assists (401) and games started (122), sixth in steals (201), 11th in free throw percentage (78.4%), 12th in games played (124), 16th in 3-point field goal percentage (31.9%), 20th in 3-point field goals made (43), 21st in free throws made (211), and 30th in points (932) ... Had a career line of 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 32.5 minutes ... Led MSU in assists per game in all four seasons ... Holds the MSU single-game record with 14 made free throws vs. Purdue (2/6/11) ... All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in each of her four seasons ... One of five MSU players to be a four-time All-Big Ten selections, joining Lindsay Bowen, Allyssa DeHaan, Liz Shimek and Kalisha Keane ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten ... Two-time MSU Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Big Ten Freshman Team.

SENIOR (2010-11): All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (coaches and media) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... One of four team captains ... Started all 33 games ... Led the team with 2.9 assists per game ... Third on the team with a career-high 8.9 points and 1.7 steals (10th in the Big Ten) in 30.6 minutes per game ... Also led the team and was fifth in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (85.1%); made 43 of her last 46 (93.5%) from the line ... Led MSU in assists in 18 of the 33 games ... Scored six points in the season opener vs. IPFW (11/13) ... Dished out a game-high six assists, also adding seven points and two steals against Dayton (11/15) ... Had six points and five assists vs. Detroit (11/21) ... Had her first double-figure scoring game of the season with 14 points vs. Western Kentucky (11/26), going 5-of-8 from the field, including hitting her first two 3-point attempts of the season ... Scored nine points vs. Richmond (11/27) ... Scored 14 points at No. 15 Florida State (12/1), also adding four steals ... Set a career high with eight steals vs. No. 17 Texas (12/5), tied for the sixth-most in a single-game in MSU history; also added 13 points and a team-best three assists ... Tied for the team lead with 11 points, on 5-of-8 shooting, vs. Milwaukee (12/8), also adding three steals ... Had five rebounds at Western Michigan (12/10) ... Dished out a team- and season-high seven assists to no turnovers vs. Dartmouth (12/18), also adding four steals ... Posted a solid line of eight points, five rebounds, four assists (game-high) and three steals vs. Illinois (1/2) ... Scored 10 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, vs. Wisconsin (1/6) ... Scored 13 points, including 6-of-6 free throws in the final 45 seconds, at Michigan (1/9), also adding a season-high seven rebounds, four assists and two steals ... Had the game-winning assist to Kalisha Keane in the final seconds vs. No. 16 Iowa (1/13), totaling three assists with no turnovers ... Had seven points and two steals at No. 24 Ohio State (1/16) ... Posted seven points, a game-high six assists, five rebounds and two steals at Indiana (1/20) ... Dished out a game-high five assists (with only one turnover) vs. Minnesota (1/23), also adding six rebounds (three offensive) ... Scored a team-high 17 points at No. 18 Iowa (1/27), shooting 7-of-12, while also adding five assists (with only one turnover) and two steals ... Had eight points and three assists at Wisconsin (2/3) ... Set a career high with 22 points vs. Purdue (2/6), setting a MSU single-game record with 14 free throws made, and also adding team-high four assists ... Had 10 points, three assists and two steals vs. Michigan (2/13) ... Had six points, six rebounds and three assists vs. Northwestern (2/17) ... Had her second highest scoring game of her career with 19 points at Illinois (2/20), also adding four rebounds and a team-high three assists ... In her last game in the Breslin Center vs. Ohio State (2/24), had six points and a team-high three assists ... Scored nine points at Minnesota (2/27) ... Scored 10 points vs. Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals (3/4) ... Tied her season high with seven rebounds vs. Ohio State in the Big Ten semifinals (3/5) ... Had 10 points, and led the team with four assists and three steals, vs. Green Bay (3/22) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.


JUNIOR (2009-10): Honorable mention All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named the team's Most Improved Player and shared the Defensive Player of the Year honor at the postseason banquet ... One of two Spartans to start all 33 games ... Averaged 7.3 points (fifth on the team), 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists (led team and ninth in the Big Ten) and 1.4 steals (third on the team) in a team-best 31.3 minutes ... Led the team in 3-point field goal percentage at 35.0% and was third with 21 made 3-pointers ... Third on the team in free throw percentage at 78.6% Scored nine points in the opener at Dayton (11/13), also adding four assists and four rebounds ... Scored seven points and added four assists (with no turnovers) vs. Western Michigan (11/22) ... Had six points, three rebounds, three assists and a season-high three steals vs. George Washington (11/27) ... Scored nine points vs. Oklahoma State (11/28), also adding a team-high five assists (to one turnover) in 38 minutes ... Scored six points vs. No. 4 North Carolina (12/3) ... Dished out a game-high four assists vs. Indiana (12/6) ... Posted her first double-figure effort of the season with 13 points vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/13), going 5-of-6 from the field and a career-best 3-of-3 from the 3-point line; also added three assists ... Dished out a team-high four assists vs. Washington (12/19) ... Scored eight points, including going 4-of-4 from the line, vs. St. Bonaventure (12/21) ... Tied her career high with two blocks and also grabbed two steals at Wisconsin (12/28) ... Dished out a game-high seven assists vs. Michigan (12/31), also adding eight points and two steals ... Scored 13 points and set a season high with nine rebounds at Indiana (1/3), also adding three assists and two steals ... Scored 10 points to go along with three steals vs. No. 6 Ohio State (1/9) ... Played all 40 minutes vs. Wisconsin (1/14), leading the team with three assists ... Scored a game-high 16 points vs. Purdue (1/21), going a career-best 6-of-6 from the line, while also adding a game-high five assists, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals ... Had 10 points, five rebounds and three steals at Minnesota (1/24) ... Dished out a game-high six assists at Northwestern (1/28), also adding a season-high three steals ... Posted team-high three assists vs. Penn State (2/4) ... Set a career high with 10 assists (with no turnovers) at Iowa (2/7), the most by a Spartan this season and most since March 27, 2005 ... Posted 10 points, three assists and three steals at Michigan (2/11) ... Hit both of her 3-point attempts for six points vs. Illinois (2/18), also adding two steals ... Scored a game- and career-high 19 points at No. 7/9 Ohio State (2/21), also adding five assists, seven rebounds and two steals ... Posted 12 points and a game-high six assists at Purdue (2/25) ... Had six points, three assists and two steals vs. Minnesota (2/28) ... Had eight points in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals vs. Michigan (3/5) ... Had eight points, four rebounds and two steals vs. Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals (3/6) ... Posted 11 points, three assists and three steals in the NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Bowling Green (3/20).


SOPHOMORE (2008-09): All-Big Ten honorable mention by the media ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Missed the final 10 games of the season after tearing the ACL in her left knee on Feb. 6 ... Appeared in 21 games, starting her last 19 ... Sixth on the team with 6.0 points, fourth with 4.1 rebounds, first with 3.2 assists and second with 1.6 steals ... Led team in minutes played with 32.5 per game ... As a starter, averaged 6.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists ... Led team in assists in 14 of her 21 games ... Missed first two games due to a broken right hand ... Returned to play 12 minutes against Detroit (11/19), scoring three points, grabbing two rebounds and picking up two steals ... Against Dartmouth (11/22), finished with three points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals ... Six points, five rebounds and three assists vs. No. 23/20 Old Dominion (11/26) ... Had six points, four rebounds and a team-best four assists at No. 14/10 Notre Dame (11/29) ... Set new career-high with 11 rebounds at Georgia Tech (12/3), also adding a team-best four assists, eight points and two steals ... Had four rebounds and three steals at St. Bonaventure (12/7) ... Season-high 12 points, on 6-of-8 shooting, at Xavier (12/14); also added team-high four assists and four rebounds ... Had eight points, five rebounds, two steals and a team-best three assists vs. Delaware State (12/18) ... Tied career high with eight assists at Penn State (12/21), also adding six points and two steals ... Filled stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals at Purdue (1/1) ... Had eight points, five rebounds and two assists at Michigan (1/15) ... Posted a season-high 14 points vs. Penn State (1/18), also adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals ... Had four points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals at Northwestern (1/22) ... Tallied six points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. Wisconsin (1/25) ... Had third double-figure scoring outing of the season with 10 points vs. Iowa (1/29) ... Went 4-of-4 from the field for nine points at Minnesota (2/2) ... Dished out a game-high seven assists at Illinois (2/5).


FRESHMAN (2007-08): Started all 37 games and led the team with 35.1 minutes per game ... Named to honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) and All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... Led Big Ten freshman in minutes played ... Led team and ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 3.6 assists per game ... Third on the team in scoring (7.4 ppg) and rebounding (5.5 rpg) ... Had the most rebounds of any freshman guard in Spartan history (202) ... Ranked second in MSU's freshman record book in assists (133), third in steals (65), eighth in rebounding and 10th in points (272) ... Named MSU's Defensive Player of the Year ... In her collegiate debut, scored five points, and collected five rebounds and four assists vs. IUPUI (11/9) ... Tallied six points, including two 3-pointers, and six assists vs. Evansville (11/11) ... Solid all-around game vs. Northern Illinois (11/21), collecting eight points, seven rebounds and five steals ... Scored seven points and went 5-of-6 at the free-throw line in win over Kansas State (11/22) ... Had six assists at Delaware State (11/26) ... Solid game in 40 minutes vs. Clemson (11/29), tallying nine points, nine rebounds and six assists ... Scored nine points and dished out six assists at Old Dominion (12/2) ... Went 4-of-6 from the field and 6-of-6 at the free-throw line to collect 15 points at Providence (12/20), marking her first career double-figure scoring game ... Gathered nine rebounds, including five offensive, at Hartford (12/22) ... Shot 75 percent from the field on 6-of-8 shooting while scoring 14 points with five steals against Minnesota (12/28) ... Scored seven points, recorded seven rebounds (five offensive) and had five steals in win over No. 18 Ohio State (12/30) ... Played all 40 minutes against Penn State (1/5), recording 12 points, six assists and six rebounds ... Picked a career-high six steals and scored a career-high 18 points, while dishing out four assists and collecting three rebounds in 38 minutes vs. Iowa (1/10) ... Played all 40 minutes, recording six points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block at Northwestern (1/17) ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, dished out four assists, and hauled in four rebounds at Illinois (1/24) ... Recorded 10 points and hauled in seven rebounds versus Michigan (1/31) ... Posted 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting at Iowa (2/7) ... Scored nine points and hauled in eight rebounds at Indiana (2/14) ... Had a strong overall game recording 16 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists and five steals at Penn State (2/17) ... Tallied 13 points, adding eight rebounds and two blocks against Northwestern (2/21) ... Had 10 points and seven rebounds in final home game vs. Illinois (2/28) ... Scored 12 points and hauled in seven rebounds, including going 6-of-6 from the free throw line against Minnesota in her first career Big Ten Tournament game (3/8) ... Dished out a career-high eight assists, and added four points and eight rebounds in the win over Bowling Green in the second round of the WNIT (3/22) ... Scored 10 points, collected seven rebounds and dished out three assists in the third round WNIT win vs. Kansas (3/27) ... Ripped down a season-high 10 rebounds against Michigan in the quarterfinals of the WNIT (3/30) ... Had five rebounds, four assists and a steal against North Carolina State in WNIT semifinals (4/2) ... Tallied seven points, six rebounds and five assists in WNIT title game against Marquette (4/5).

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked 26th among the nation's shooting guards by All-Star Girls Report ... Rated 50th in the nation's Top 100 recruits by Blue Star Basketball.com ... A four-star recruit, ranked 70th in the nation's Top 100 recruits by HoopGurlz.com ... Ranked among the nation's top guards by HoopGurlz.com (No. 39) and Scout.com (No. 39) ... Three-year captain and three-time team MVP ... High school team was a combined 117-7 in her four years ... First-team all-state as a senior, averaging a team-best 13.6 points (422 total) and 2.7 assists (85 total) ... Team reached the state finals for the second year in a row in 2007 and finished with a 30-1 record ... A part of the Team USA U18 Team Trials ... Helped Bolingbrook to a state title as a junior, averaging 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.2 steals and 2.0 blocks per contest ... Team finished with a 31-2 record ... A four-time all-conference selection and three-time all-area pick ... A part of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams three times and was an Associated Press Class 2A All-State honorable mention honoree in 2006 ... A 2004-05 Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American as team went 28-2 and placed fourth in the state ... Freshman year helped team to sectional title and a 28-2 record ... A standout on her AAU team, the Illinois Dream Team ... Also a member of the volleyball and track and field teams, earning all-conference and all-area honors in volleyball and qualifying for the state meet in the 400-meter relay ... Named an Illinois state scholar ... Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Mark and Angela Thomas ... Mother, Angela, played volleyball and basketball at Ohio University ... An advertising major.

CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 22, vs. Purdue (2/6/11)
Field Goals: 7, three times, last at Illinois (2/20/11)
Free Throws: 14, vs. Purdue (2/6/11)
3-Point Field Goals: 3, vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/13/09)
Rebounds: 11, vs. Georgia Tech (12/3/08)
Assists: 10, at Iowa (2/7/10)
Blocks: 2, three times, last vs. Purdue (1/21/10)
Steals: 8, vs. Texas (12/5/10)
Minutes: 45, vs. Michigan (3/30/08)

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