Rutgers women’s basketball looks to get back on track against Michigan State

In their February finale, Rutgers women’s basketball is set to take on Michigan State on Saturday afternoon. Rutgers will be looking to end their two-game skid against a Spartans team with 19 wins.

As Rutger looks to pull off an upset, they will be tasked with stopping Julia Ayrault. The Grosse Pointe Woods native is averaging a team-high 14.9 points per game. In the Spartans latest win over Purdue on February 21 Ayrault added 12 points and eight rebounds to her resume.

While Michigan State will be heavily favored, their main challenge will be stopping Destiny Adams. She has been a scoring machine for Rutgers, averaging 15.3 points per game. Only Kaylene Smikle has been better.

For Rutgers to pull off an upset, they must play a complete game. Against the Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday they were outscored 22-4 in the second quarter. As Rutgers offense struggled to get anything going, Maryland built a lead they would not relinquish.

Against a talented Michigan State team, there will be little room for error. This game also represents a perfect chance for Rutgers to conquer their road demons. Rutgers is 1-9 away from Jersey Mike’s Arena this season.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire