Follow along as the Michigan State women’s basketball team attempts to improve to 7-0 when they face Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Breslin Center at 4 p.m.
The Spartans are coming off a 68-51 victory over N.C. State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday. Milwaukee (3-3) suffered a road loss to Illinois State on Thursday.
For all the information regarding the teams and the matchups, check out the tipoff in today’s LSJ. There also is a quick story on Milwaukee senior Sami Tucker, who is an East Lansing native and played with MSU junior guard Klarissa Bell in high school.
Here are today’s starters:
MILWAUKEE: Janna Swopshire, Emily Decorah, Ashley Green, Sami Tucker, Sammy Theut
MSU: Jasmine Thomas, Klarissa Bell, Annalise Pickrel, Courtney Schiffauer, Becca Mills
(4:01) MSU6, Milwaukee 0: Spartans open game with back-to-back 3s by Bell and Pickrel
(4:05) MSU 12, Milwaukee 5: Each of MSU’s starters have scored as MSU leads with 15:42 left in 1st half.
(4:07) MSU 17, Milwaukee 7: Bell has 6 points (2 3-pointers) as MSU is 3 of 6 from downtown. 13:44 left in 1st half
(4:09) MSU 17, Milwaukee 7: Timeout on the floor with 13:21 left in 1st half. MSU is 7 of 14 from the field and all six players that have played have scored. Milwaukee is 3 of 9 from the field. East Lansing graduate Sami Tucker is 0 of 3 from the field.
(4:12) MSU 23, Milwaukee 10: Branndais Agee has come off the bench to hit back-to-back 3s to extend MSU’s lead at the 11:39 mark.
(4:14) MSU 23, Milwaukee 10: Timeout on the floor. MSU 5 of 8 on 3-pointers with Agee and Bell each with 2. Bell and Agee have 6 points, while Pickrel has 3. Thomas, Jasmine Hines and Schiffauer each have 2 points.
(4:18) MSU 28, Milwaukee 10: Schiffauer joins the 3-pointer party. MSU in control with 8:45 left.
(4:21) MSU 30, Milwaukee 12: At media timeout with 7:48 left, Bell and Agee have 6 points and Pickrel and Schiffauer have 5 points. MSU 6 of 10 on 3-pointers and 12 of 23 from the floor. Milwaukee 5 of 17 from the floor.
(4:25) MSU 34, Milwaukee 16: Tucker officially gets on the scoreboard for the Panthers. Her basket is answered by Bell, who has a game-high 8 points.
(4:31) MSU 38, Milwaukee 18: At media timeout with 3:28 left in 1st half the Spartans are up 20. Bell has 8 points and Pickrel has 7. Tucker has 4 for Milwaukee.
(4:35) MSU 42, Milwaukee 21: Spartans are doubling up Milwaukee with just 1:14 left in 1st half.
(4:41) MSU 46, Milwaukee 23: It’s halftime and MSU is shooting 52.8 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from 3. Pickrel leads all scorers with 9 points after making a jumper just before the half. Bell and Hines have 8 points, Schiffauer has 7 and Agee and Mills each have scored 6 for the Spartans. Tucker has 6 points to lead Milwaukee, which is shooting 29 percent. MSU has a 27-13 advantage on the boards.
(4:42) Schiffauer also having a strong all-around game. She leads team with 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
(4:52) The second half is about to get started.
(5:00) MSU 52, Milwaukee 27: We’re at media timeout with 15:57 left in game. Pickrel has 11 points and Bell has 10.
(5:03) MSU 56, Milwaukee 27: Panthers call timeout with 14:41 left. Hines just became third Spartan to reach double figures with a basket inside. She has 10 points. Schiffauer 3 rebounds, 3 points and 4 assists away from a triple double.
(5:07) MSU 58, Milwaukee 27: Jasmine Thomas hits a jumper as MSU’s lead surpasses 30.
(5:12) MSU 60, Milwaukee 32: We’re at the media timeout 1ith 11:51 left. MSU shooting 55.3 percent from the field.
(5:16) MSU 66, Milwaukee 35: Mills has hit MSU’s seventh 3-pointer – one shy of the season high for the team.
(5:20) MSU 72, Milwaukee 37: Panthers call timeout. This is the second highest point total for the Spartans in a game this season. (83 is the best in opener vs. Texas Arlington).
(5:24) MSU 75, Milwaukee 39: Mills has 14 points and Hines has 13 to lead the Spartans. 7 minutes remaining.
(5:28) MSU 75, Milwaukee 46: Panthers showing some life against MSU’s reserves. 4:15 left.
(5:32) MSU 77, Milwaukee 46: We’re at final media timeout. Jasmine Hines has season-high 15 points and Mills has season-high 14
(5:42) MSU 81, Milwaukee 50: Jasmine Hines finishes with a career-high 19 points as MSU moves to 7-0 for the first time since 1999-2000.