2009–10 Michigan State Spartans women's basketball team

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2009-10 Michigan State Spartans women's basketball
Michigan State Spartans logo.svg
Junkanoo Jam champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big Ten Conference
2009-10 record 23–10 (12–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Suzy Merchant
Assistant coach Shane Clipfell
Assistant coach Rick Albro
Assistant coach Evelyn Thompson
Home arena Breslin Center
Seasons
← 2008-09
2010-11 →
2009–10 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Ohio State 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#24 Michigan State 12 6   .667     23 10   .697
Wisconsin 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Iowa 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Purdue 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Michigan 8 10   .444     20 13   .606
Penn State 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Illinois 7 11   .389     19 14   .576
Northwestern 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
Indiana 7 11   .389     14 16   .467
Minnesota 6 12   .333     13 17   .433
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of 3-27-2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Michigan State Spartans women's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 2009–2010 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Spartans were coached by Suzy Merchant and played their home games at the Breslin Center. The Spartans are a member of the Big Ten Conference and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the second round to Kentucky.

Offseason[edit]

  • May 5: The Big Ten Conference office announced today that the Michigan State women's basketball team will face North Carolina in the third-annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Spartans and Tar Heels are scheduled for a Thursday, Dec. 3 matchup at the Breslin Center.[1]
  • May 19: Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant completed her first experience with USA Basketball. Merchant, Charli Turner Thorne and fellow assistant Julie Rousseau, took part in the three-day trials at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colo.[2]
  • Junior Kalisha Keane is representing Canada at the 2009 World University Games on July 1–12 in Belgrade, Serbia. Keane is one of 11 student-athletes on the squad. In addition to Keane, two other NCAA student-athletes made the team: Vermont's Courtney Pilypaitis and Delaware's Vanessa Kabongo.[3]
  • July 30: The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), on behalf of the Wade Coalition, announced the 2009-2010 preseason "Wade Watch" list for The State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year. Michigan State’s Allyssa DeHaan has been named to the 2009-10 preseason "Wade Watch" list,[4] which is made up of top NCAA Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade. This is based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.
  • August 21: The 2009-10 preseason candidates list for the Women’s Wooden Award was released, naming 31 student athletes. Allyssa DeHaan from Michigan State was one of the candidates.[5]

Exhibition[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score
11/05/09 vs. Wayne State (Exh.) East Lansing, Mich. TBA MSU, 79-47
11/08/09 vs. Grand Valley State (Exh.) East Lansing, Mich. TBA MSU, 88-53

Regular season[edit]

  • The Spartans will participate in the Junkanoo Jam from November 27 to 28.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Height Position Class

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score
11/13/09 at Dayton Dayton, Ohio TBA 74-77
11/15/09 at Detroit Detroit, Mich. TBA 71-62
11/19/09 vs. Notre Dame East Lansing, Mich. TBA 67-68
11/22/09 vs. Western Michigan Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA 74-51
11/27/09 vs. George Washington Grand Bahama Island TBA 78-47
11/28/09 Oklahoma State/Marist Grand Bahama Island TBA 93-90 (2 OT)
12/03/09 vs. North Carolina East Lansing, Mich. TBA
12/06/09 vs. Indiana * East Lansing, Mich. 12:00 p.m.
12/09/09 vs. Xavier East Lansing, Mich. TBA
12/13/09 vs. Florida Gulf Coast East Lansing, Mich. TBA
12/19/09 vs. Washington East Lansing, Mich. TBA
12/21/09 vs. St. Bonaventure East Lansing, Mich. TBA
12/28/09 at Wisconsin * Madison, Wis. TBA
12/31/09 vs. Michigan * East Lansing, Mich. TBA
01/03/10 at Indiana * Bloomington, Ind. 12:00 p.m.
01/09/10 vs. Ohio State * East Lansing, Mich. 2:00 p.m.
01/14/10 vs. Wisconsin * East Lansing, Mich. TBA
01/17/10 at Penn State * State College, Pa. TBA
01/21/10 vs. Purdue * East Lansing, Mich. 7:30 p.m.
01/24/10 at Minnesota * Minneapolis, Minn. 3:00 p.m.
01/28/10 at Northwestern * Evanston, Ill. TBA
02/04/10 vs. Penn State * East Lansing, Mich. TBA
02/07/10 at Iowa * Iowa City, Iowa 4:30 p.m.
02/11/10 at Michigan * Ann Arbor, Mich. TBA
02/14/10 vs. Northwestern * East Lansing, Mich. 12:00 p.m.
02/18/10 vs. Illinois * East Lansing, Mich. TBA
02/21/10 at Ohio State * Columbus, Ohio 3:00 p.m.
02/25/10 at Purdue * West Lafayette, Ind. TBA
02/28/10 vs. Minnesota * East Lansing, Mich. TBA

[6]

Big Ten Tournament[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Basketball Tournament[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Preseason All-Big Ten Coaches Team[edit]

  • Allyssa DeHaan, Sr., C, MSU

Preseason All-Big Ten Media Team[edit]

  • Allyssa DeHaan, Sr., C, MSU

[7]

Team players drafted into the WNBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]