A look at the best of Saturday's first-round games in the 2019 women's NCAA tournament.
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/6W 99-69
- 11/11W 75-53
- 11/18W 84-68
- 11/2215L 78-74
- 11/23W 75-51
- 11/28W 91-66
- 12/2W 91-45
- 12/5W 102-58
- 12/93W 88-82
- 12/16W 74-66
- 12/20W 89-74
- 12/3016W 84-70
- 1/3L 70-62
- 1/6L 68-64
- 1/918W 86-68
- 1/14L 65-55
- 1/179W 77-60
- 1/2020L 76-62
- 1/24W 77-60
- 1/27W 77-73
- 2/3W 74-66
- 2/716L 86-71
- 2/11W 77-61
- 2/14L 79-62
- 2/17L 82-71
- 2/21L 77-70
- 2/24W 74-64
- 2/27W 57-48
- 3/3L 81-63
- 3/7W 68-52
- 3/88L 71-55
- 3/238W 88-87
- 3/251h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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Shay Colley's driving layup with 7.6 seconds left lifted No. 9-seed Michigan State to an 88-87 victory over No. 8 Central Michigan in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Saturday.
- MSU's Merchant returns from medical leave
- MSU's Merchant returns following hospital stay
- Michigan St. coach Merchant out of hospital
- Michigan State's Merchant faints during game
Kaila Charles scored 16 of her 21 points in the second half and No. 8 Maryland used a stifling defense Friday to pull away from Michigan State 71-55 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.
Shay Colley scored 10 of her 14 points in the second, leading a balanced that helped ninth-seeded Michigan State pull away from eighth-seeded Northwestern in the second round of the Big Ten conference tournament on Thursday.
Hannah Whitish scored 16 points, including two critical late baskets, and Nebraska turned back No. 24 Michigan State 82-71 on Sunday.
Marsha Howard scored 28 points and Kelly Karlis had her second double-double of the season to help Wisconsin beat No. 24 Michigan State 79-62 Thursday night for the Badgers' first win over a ranked opponent in six years.
Shay Colley scored a career-high 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting Monday night to help No. 23 Michigan State beat Indiana 77-61 and avenge a loss to the Hoosiers earlier this season.
Megan Gustafson poured in 41 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 16 Iowa to an 86-71 win over No. 23 Michigan State.
Sidney Cooks and Shay Colley scored 20 points apiece and No. 22 Michigan State scored the last eight points to defeat Purdue 74-66 on Sunday after blowing a 15-point, second-half lead.
Taryn McCutcheon had 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals to help No. 23 Michigan State hold off Michigan for a 77-73 victory Sunday.
Three players scored 14 points and freshman Nia Clouden tied her career high with 11 assists and No. 23 Michigan State took control early Thursday night en route to a 77-60 win over Illinois.
Stasha Carey scored a career-high 30 points and No. 20 Rutgers won its 10th straight with a 76-62 victory over 17th-ranked Michigan State on Sunday.
Jenna Allen scored 16 points and Nia Clouden added 15 to lift No. 17 Michigan State to a 77-60 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Thursday night.
Carly Santoro scored a season-high 25 points to reach the 1,000-career plateau and Ohio State beat No. 17 Michigan State 65-55 on Monday night.
The 6-foot-4 senior center propelled the unranked Spartans to the biggest upset of the season so far, an 88-82 victory over No. 3 Oregon on Sunday.
One brother plays for the Hawks, the other plays for the Owls. Taiyier Parks chooses Michigan State, and she's still surrounded by talent.
Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter
Dressed in pink to champion the fight against Breast cancer, The Michigan State women's gymnastics team takes the stage at Jenison Field House, the building where Earvin Johnson played his college ball for the Spartans. This is the Spartans first meet since disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced on Wednesday for sexually assaulting and molesting scores of young women and girls while serving as a doctor for Michigan State and the US Olympics Gymnastics team.