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MSU women’s basketball game log: MSU 67, Albany 35

Follow along as the Michigan State (3-0) women take on Albany (2-1) in a battle of NCAA Tournament teams from last season.

For all the tidbits on the matchup, check out the tipoff that was in today’s LSJ. And stay here for updates throughout the game.

Sarah Royals, Lindsey Lowrie, Ebone Henry, Keyana Williams and Julie Forster are the starters for Albany tonight. Annalise Pickrel, Klarissa Bell, Becca Mills, Jasmine Thomas and Courtney Schiffauer are MSU’s starters.

(7:35) – Becca Mills missed the Spartans first three shots from the floor and Albany grabbed an early 2-0 lead. MSU has scored eight unanswered since then. Klarissa Bell has two layups, Jasmine Thomas made a jumper and Annalise Pickrel had a driving basket.

(7:37) – At first media timeout with 15:06 left in the first half, MSU has 10-4 lead. Forster has all of Albany’s points. The Great Danes full-court pressure defense isn’t bothering the Spartans so far.

(7:47) Albany calls timeout if Jasmine Hines hits a jumper . It’s 16-7 MSU with 12:32 left in first half.

(7:49) – Media timeout on the floor with 11:51 left and MSU has 18-7 lead. Klarissa Bell has eight points, two assists and a rebound so far for Spartans, who are 8 of 12 from the floor. Albany is 3 of 12 from the floor.

(7:56) – Albany forced to call another timeout as MSU is on a 15-2 spurt and takes 31-9 lead with 8:53 left

(7:58) – Timeout on the floor with 7:45 left in 1st half and Spartans lead 34-11. Klarissa Bell playing really well and unselfishly. Scoring at will and setting teammates up with drives to basket. She has 11 points and 4 assists. Is 4 of 4 from field and 3 of 3 from free throw line.

(8:10) – MSU has led by as much as 24 but Albany has shown some life here behind 6-8 center Megan Craig and the score is 42-24 at media timeout with 1:18 left. Craig has 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting.

(8:14) – Spartans have 46-26 lead at halftime. They are shooting 62.1 percent (18-29) from the floor in 1st half as Bell has 14 points and Pickrel has 11. Albany is 11 of 29 from the floor.

(8:34) – MSU lead up to 54-30 with 16:14 remaining in game.

(8:45) – Spartans lead 56-32 at media timeout with 11:18 remaining.

(8:50) – Jasmine Hines is now doing work in the post. She’s scored six straight points to push MSU’s lead to 28

(8:56) – At media timeout with 5:24 remaining, the MSU women lead 65-32. Bell has 19 and Jasmine Hines has 13 points.

(9:15) – We have a final as the MSU women move to 4-0 with 67-35 win. Albany scores just nine points in second half and shoots just 25.9 percent from the floor. Klarissa Bell finishes with 19 points, Jasmine Hines scores a season-high 14 and Jasmine Thomas and Annalise Pickrel each score 11.

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11 Responses to MSU women’s basketball game log: MSU 67, Albany 35

  1. avatar Trophy says:

    Best wished to Gary Harris for a speedy recovery.

  2. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    You go girl(s)!

    GH, great news, get better!

  3. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    You know the thought of Mark Silverman giggling in the break room about preempting the Bball replay for the silly show about Md. just got me thinking over his known exploits in the past and although I look for the good in all first, this guy is just a small spiteful psychotic narcissist. Could anyone imagine the women he’s married to? (if he is) How about him as a father? wow

  4. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    PROTECT THE TROPHY FOOTBALL: WHY MARK DANTONIO AND BUFFALO WILD WINGS WILL SPEND
    CHRISTMAS IN TROPHY’S BACK YARD OF TEMPE ARIZONA.

    Really, Michigan State? You let it come to this?

    MSU came into the season with the talent to dominate the Big Ten defensively, and it has come through leading the league in both scoring and total defense. The hope was for Le’Veon Bell and the running game to be effective, he has been terrific averaging 126 yards per game. The passing game was supposed to come around, and it has, for the most part, averaging a decent 226 yards per game. So what’s the problem?

    Other than a win over Wisconsin, we can’t come through in the clutch with five of the six losses – Notre Dame being the exception – coming by four points or fewer. This week, the team that can’t seem to catch a break has to beat Minnesota just to go bowling.

    It’s gravy time for Jerry Kill after clinching bowl eligibility against Illinois a few weeks ago. However, at 2-5 in conference play, they’re hardly impressing anyone and could use an impressive win to validate a turnaround season. The offense is struggling and the defense hasn’t come up with any big performances outside of the shutdown of Illinois, but at 6-5, all is going well no matter how it looks.
    WHY TROPHE WILL BE SITTING IN SUN DEVIL STADIUM DECEMBER 29TH
    Minnesota’s offense could go absolutely nowhere. It was stopped cold by Nebraska last week with a mere 177 yards, and the ground attack has gone through some rough patches at times in the Big Ten getting stuffed by Wisconsin and held in check by Michigan. The Gophers are 0-3 in the conference when they fail to score a rushing touchdown, and Michigan State’s defense has the potential to keep Minnesota out of the end zone with a linebacking corps that’s chasing down everything that’s not in a Nebraska uniform and a front line that’s not getting shoved off the blocks. Nebraska ran for 313 yards and two scores, but MSU has allowed its opponent without a rushing score in seven games this season, winning five of them.

    WHY THE OWNER OF THE UPPER DECK SPORTS BAR IN SCOTTSDALE WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTILL LATE IN THE GAME TO INVITE THE BOWL PARTY OVER FOR HIS PEP RALLY
    The Gophers aren’t likely to beat themselves. As good as the MSU defense has been and as impressive as it has been at times, the pass rush hasn’t been consistent – cranking out five sacks against Wisconsin, two against Nebraska, and no more than one against anyone else – while the takeaways haven’t been coming. The D hasn’t recovered a fumble since September and has gone two of the last three games without a pick. Meanwhile, Minnesota has given up two fumbles in each of the last two games, but hasn’t thrown any picks. Since a rocky start, the Gophers have thrown just two interceptions over the last seven games. The AJ Barker fiasco has not affected team chemistry, as this is the first such incident and there is no division in the locker room. Barker had been injured for several weeks and the Gopher offense was struggling without him since the Purdue Game.

    A SHALLOW ROCK THAT CAN BE SLEDGEHAMMERED THIS WEEK
    Le’Veon Bell isn’t on the Heisman radar, and he’s a bit behind Montee Ball for in terms of rushing yards per game, but he’s coming up with a whale of a junior season with enough production to potentially make him one of the first backs off the board if he chooses to come out early. The coaching staff hasn’t been shy to force-feed him the ball down the stretch, giving him 36 carries against Nebraska and 32 against Northwestern, finishing with a hard 321 yards and two scores. Last year he rumbled for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Minnesota, and it only took 15 carries to do it.

    FRIDAY PREDICTION
    Minnesota will put up a great fight at home to try to close strong, but Michigan State’s defense won’t allow much of anything with next to nothing coming on the ground. The Gophers will have hard time getting to 250 yards of total offense, but the defense will make it a battle.

    THE BOTTOM LINE ESTEEMED PANEL IS THAT COACH DANTONIO HAS UNFINISHED BUSINESS, MARK HOLLIS HAS UNFINISHED BUSINESS. AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THE UPPER DECK SPORTS BAR IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA WHO HAD A PEP RALLY WITH IZZO IN A LIMO SCHEDULED FOR THE DAY AFTER WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BEAT LOUISVILLE HAS UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
    TROPHY WILL BE DANCING ON TABLES WITH CHUCK SLEEPER AT THAT PARTY AS THE FIGHT SONG PLAYS , MARK DANTONIO WILL GET THROUGH MY BACK YARD TO ENSURE HE SPENDS CHRISTMAS IN TROPHYS BACK YARD.
    Prediction: Michigan State 24 … Minnesota 13

  5. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Behind the Green Curtain has 1:26 left in his football career. Hey Cracker, maybe he could go where I got my 1st Masters, WMU, whatdayathink?

  6. avatar Breadtruck86 says:

    Hogs win! Hogs win!!!

    What? They called WHAT on fourth and one from the goal line?

    My bad.

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