basketball-women-d1 flag

Gary Putnik | NCAA.com | February 10, 2022

Michigan State women's basketball stuns No. 4 Michigan

Nia Clouden drops 20 in major upset over rival Michigan

Michigan State took down in-state-rival No. 4 Michigan 63-57 on Thursday night in East Lansing. The third quarter ended up being the difference-maker in this game as the Spartans outscored the Wolverines 23-11.

Thursday night marked the second in-season reveal of the top-16 rankings from the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. The Wolverines made the jump from No. 9 to No. 5 between the first and second rankings. 

POWER 10: Check out our latest Power 10 rankings

The game was all about defense and being able to make the most of chances. Michigan had 17 turnovers and Michigan State had 18. 

Nia Clouden was the player of the game for the Spartans. Clouden finished with 20 points including a buzzer-beater three to give her team a nine-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. 

Michigan's Naz Hillmon still had herself a night with 27 points and nine rebounds in the loss. 

The Wolverines and Spartans will face off one more time before the end of the season on Thursday, Feb. 24 in Ann Arbor. 

Before that, Michigan State will have another top-10 opponent on Saturday, Feb. 12 against No. 7 Indiana at 3 p.m. ET. Michigan will try to bounce back against Northwestern on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. ET. 

2022 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship selections announced

The NCAA Women’s Water Polo Committee announced today the nine teams vying for the 2022 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship.
READ MORE

See 34 NCAA tournament buzzer-beaters from 1977 to 2021

Here's your one-stop shop to reminisce upon 34 buzzer-beaters in March Madness history.
READ MORE

Juwan Howard: College basketball stats, best moments, quotes

These are the essential Juwan Howard college basketball stats, moments and best quotes from his career at Michigan.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners