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Victoria Gaines
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Victoria  Gaines

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Merrillville, Ind.

High School:
Merrillville High School

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L

01/07/2018

MSU Edged by Minnesota to Open Road Swing

Sophomore Nia Hollie scores a career-high 14 points in the loss.

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

03/01/2018

Michigan State vs Indiana (USATSI)

Photos from Michigan State women's basketball vs. Indiana - Thursday, March 1, 2018

12/20/2016

WBB: Michigan State vs. Notre Dame (USATSI)

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

• Career Stats
• 2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
2016-17 Game-by-Game Stats
• 2017-18 Game-by-Game Stats


At the 2018 banquet, she earned the Sixth Player Award ...  Received the Most Improved Player Award at the 2017 team banquet ... As a Spartan has played in 74 games, starting 27, all but five happened during the 2016-17 campaign ... Averages 5.0 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game ... She recorded her first double-double against Illinois (1/1/17) scoring 13 points and grabbing career-high 10 rebounds.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2017-18): One of three Spartans to play in all 33 games, starting five ... Notched the second double-double of her career against College of Charleston (11/19), scoring 13 points and grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds, shooting a perfect 2-for-2 from three-point range in 18 minutes of play ... In 15 minutes of play against No. 1/1 UConn (11/25), added five points, two assists and two steals ... Recorded first start of the season against Miami (11/30), playing in a then season-high 24 minutes and grabbing five rebounds ... Recorded the second double-figure rebounding game of the season against Quinnipiac with 10 (12/18), scoring 10 points and going 2-for-2 from the free throw line ... Led the team with a seven rebounds against No. 22/19 South Florida (12/21) ...  Played 30 minutes against Rutgers (12/31), tying a season-high five assists and recording a career-high three blocks ... Grabbed six rebounds in 14 minutes of action against Northwestern (1/3) ... Shot a season-high 5-for-5 from the field for her second game of the season in double figures against Minnesota (1/7) ... In 17 minutes against No. 11/11 Maryland (1/11), scored two points and recorded an assist and a block ... Shot 100 percent from the field (2-for-2) and from the free throw line (1-for-1) in 16 minutes against Illinois (1/16) ... Tied a career-high with five free throws on seven attempts, scoring 10 points in a then career-high 37 minutes against Indiana (1/20) ... Against Iowa (2/1), scored six points with four rebounds, adding one steal and one block ... In her third start of the season, grabbed four rebounds and scored four points in 20 minutes against Penn State (2/4) ... Led the team with 16 points, shooting a career-high three treys and tying a career-high six field goals against No. 10/9 Maryland (2/8) ... Brought down a team-high five rebounds, tallying nine points and three assists against No. 21/20 Michigan (2/11) ... Recorded fifth game of the season in double figures and fifth start of the season, scoring 12 points against Nebraska (2/14) ... Grabbed seven rebounds in win against Wisconsin (2/21) ... Blocked a career-high four shots and scored 13 points in a career-high 47 minutes against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament (3/1) ... Shot 4-for-5 for nine points and grabbed four rebounds against Cincinnati in the WNIT (3/15) ... Shot 3-for-4 from the charity stripe and pulled down four rebounds against Toledo in the second round of the WNIT (3/19).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016-17):
Played in all 33 games and started 22 ... B1G Freshman of the Week (Jan. 2) ... Averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and finished third on the team in blocked shots (16) ... Played 18 minutes against Davidson (11/11), and recorded four rebounds ... Played 25 minutes, recorded seven rebounds and added four points against Wyoming (11/13) ... Scored five points against Southern (11/15) ... Played 19 minutes against Delaware (11/26) ... Recorded her first three-point field goal and grabbed six rebounds against Oakland (12/2) ... Scored four points and had two assists against Quinnipiac (12/6) ... Scored nine points, and made three field goals shooting 3-for-4 against Rhode Island (12/8) ... Grabbed one rebound and one assist in nine minutes of action against Northeastern (12/18) ... Scored 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field including a perfect 2-for-2 from three-point range in career-high 32 minutes of action against Notre Dame (12/20) ... Recorded first career double-double on career-high 13 points and tying career-high 10 rebounds on six field goals against Illinois (1/1) ... Scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds against Purdue (1/4) ... Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds against Nebraska (1/7) ... Scored 11 points and recorded five rebounds against Ohio State (1/10) ... Recorded two blocks and had two steals against Rutgers (1/14) ... Recorded four made free throws at Purdue (1/17) ... Scored six points against Wisconsin (1/25) ... Scored six points against Minnesota (1/30) ... Had three rebounds and  two assists against Indiana (2/2) ...Had two assists and scored nine points against Iowa (2/9) ... Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds against Maryland (2/12) ... Tied career-high 10 rebounds and scored seven points on 3-for-5 shooting against Minnesota (2/16) ... Recorded team-high seven rebounds against Michigan (2/19) ... Recorded career-high three blocks against Penn State (2/22) ... Scored a career-high 18 points on a tied career-high six field goals made shooting 6-for-9, and dished out three assists against Michigan (3/3) ... Scored seven points and dished out team-high and career-high eight assists against Maryland (3/4) ... Scored five points in 18 minutes of action against Arizona State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

FRESHMAN (2015-16): Made her Spartan debut with one assist and one steal against Western Michigan (11/15) ... Played six minutes and recorded one assist and one rebound against Georgia (11/18) ... Played five minutes against Idaho State, scoring two points and notching two steals (11/21) ... Played seven minutes against Cincinnati (11/27) ... Grabbed two rebounds in three minutes against Loyola Chicago (12/6).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for head coach Amy Govert at Merrillville High School ... Ranked the No. 23 player in the nation by both ESPN's Hoopgurlz and Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ... Ranked No. 56 by Blue Star Basketball and No. 59 by All-Star Girls Report ... Averaged 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.3 blocks and 2.0 steals per game, earning first-team all-state honors as a junior ... Totaled over 1,000 points in her high school career ... Earned All-Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC) honors in three seasons ... Played AAU for the Indy Lady Gym Rats under head coach Danny Riego ... Was a three-time letterwinner in volleyball.

PERSONAL: Born March 6, 1997 ... Daughter of David and Colleen Gaines ... Has one brother David Jr. ... Majoring in kinesiology.

CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 18, vs. Michigan (3/3/17)
Field Goals: 6, three times, last vs. Maryland (2/8/18)
Free Throws: 5, two times, last vs. Indiana (1/20/18)
3-Point Field Goals: 3, vs. Maryland (2/8/18)
Rebounds: 11, vs. CofC (11/19/17) 
Assists: 8, vs. Maryland (3/4/17)
Blocks: 4, vs. Indiana (3/1/18)
Steals: 3, vs. Rutgers (12/31/17
Minutes: 47, vs. Indiana (3/1/18)

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