Big Ten Announces 2018-19 Women's Basketball Home and Away Opponents
The Spartans will play 18 conference games next season.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's basketball and the Big Ten Conference announced the 2018-19 conference breakdown on Thursday.
Complete Big Ten Release
For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Big Ten will have an 18-game schedule after two seasons of a 16-game docket. The conference played an 18-game league schedule in both 2015-16 and 2014-15. It is the sixth time in the last 12 years the conference has played an 18-game schedule.
Michigan State will play in-state rival Michigan, along with Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State in home-and-home contests. At the Breslin Center, the Spartans will host Illinois, Maryland, Penn State and Purdue. On the road games, MSU will take on Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers and Wisconsin.
The complete schedule with the dates will be announced at a later date.
The Spartans finished the 2017-18 season with a 19-14 record, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the WNIT. Michigan State will return four of its top scorers next season led by All-Big Ten honorees Shay Colley, Taryn McCutcheon and Jenna Allen. Colley was the Spartans' leading scorer with 12.4 points per game.