Suzy Merchant has returned to the bench for the 6-6 Spartans who defeated the Gophers in Minneapolis, 93-74. Minnesota led 43-42 two minutes into the third quarter before letting Michigan State sprint away with a win. Tori Jankoska scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out 7 assists (with 5 turnovers). Jankoska is having an excellent season.
Tori Jankoska on the B1G leaderboards:
2nd in Scoring: 22.2/game. (Wagner is 5th with 20.7/game)
7th in Rebounding: 8.6/game
1st in Free Throw Percentage: .938. (Bell is 8th at .811)
4th in Assists: 5.3/game (Bell is 7th at 5.1)
1st in Three Pointers Made: 4.1/game (Wagner is 5th at 2.5)
3rd in Defensive Rebounds: 6.5/game
4th in Minutes Played: 36.8/game (Wagner is 1st at 37.8)
B1G Wins: Illinois, 71-47; Nebraska, 93-73; Ohio State, 94-75; @ Wisconsin, 81-57; @ Minnesota, 93-74; Indiana, 69-60.
B1G Losses: @ Purdue, 66-54; @ Rutgers, 62-58; @ Northwestern, 76-65; Purdue, 76-66; @ Iowa, 87-83 OT; Maryland, 89-72.
Probable Starters (MSU has not updated their conference stats through 12 games):
Victoria Gaines: 61 F Fr
Taya Reimer: 64 F Sr
Tori Jankoska: 58 G Sr.
Taryn McCutcheon: 55 G Fr
Brandais Agee: 511 G Sr.
Nia Hollie: 60 F Fr
Lexi Gussert: 60 G/F Jr.
Kennedy Johnson: 62 F Jr.