Michigan State won the Big Ten regular season two games, but could not even the Conference Championship tournament competition.
Northern Iowa, meanwhile retained the right to roll through their opponents Missouri Valley. The fourth seeded Spartans get a better result on Sunday against the Panthers seeded Wichita 13, enter the NCAA tournament on a winning streak of 19 games nation.
Two of the loss of four Michigan State was the regular season against Ohio State, which is a four-way tie finished third in the Big Ten – (. 26-5) three games behind the Spartans
Coach Suzy Merchant was just happy to be a few weeks to regroup.
For each of possession of the key against Northern Iowa (27-5) is. The Panthers held their opponents to an average of 49.3 points and 32.5 percent shooting their last 19 games including a 69-41 defeat of Missouri in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship Game 13th to win March.
see as the Spartans for the seventh consecutive victory in the NCAA first round, said the dealer that his team not to look at all – and facing a Northern Iowa team with the longest winning streak in the nation a good way to membership receive .
Both teams are led by their respective conference player of the year. Northern Iowa guard Jacqui Kalin was third in the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring at 15.2 points per game, but has also led the Panthers to help.
Big Ten Conference coaches voted MVP Kalish Keane – Ohio State Jantel Lavender was select the media – but Keane, who average 15.9 points, was held at 12.5 per game and shot 30.3 percent in the conference tournament.
The top is ready to go on a better note, but on average just 4.0 points and shooting 20.8 percent in its last three NCAA tournament games.
No doubt, the Panthers figure to have better shooting on Sunday that in the first round of last season, his first NCAA tournament appearance have. As No.16 seed, shot 29.3 percent in Northern Iowa a 83-44 loss to Nebraska.
The winner faces Green Bay or Little Rock Arkansas on Tuesday.