Once again Suzy Merchant does another great thing with her team, and of course Spartan Nation will be there.  Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

Once again Suzy Merchant does another great thing with her team, and of course Spartan Nation will be there. Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

 

Sunday’s game will mark the first official sell out in Michigan State women’s basketball history. Behind the “Pack the House” initiative, a capacity crowd of 14,797 will be in attendance for the Spartans’ WBCA PinkZone game. As part of the PinkZone game, help Spartan women’s basketball’s continuing fight against breast cancer and wear pink to the game.

Michigan State athletics is encouraging fans to arrive early to avoid possible long lines at the gates and will call areas. Fans with Go Green cards or wearing the pink shirt purchased through the Fastbreak Club, MVP ball club members, MSU students and children under 8 (with an adult) will still be admitted without tickets.

The game will tip at 2:50 p.m. ET on ESPN2 as part of their February Frenzy on Sunday. ESPN is partnering with The V Foundation and WBCA to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and breast cancer awareness. The Cancer Fund is named in memory of legendary NC State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, who died Jan. 24, 2009, after a three-decade battle with cancer.

During the 2:30 p.m. window, MSU-Michigan will be one of four games featured in ESPN2’s whiparound coverage, but will be home market protected in the state of Michigan. For a complete coverage map, click here. The rest of the country (black areas of the maps) will be part of ESPN2’s national telecast, which will allow the viewer to see the most compelling action from multiple games. Of note, fans in the state of Michigan will have to tune to the standard definition ESPN2 channel for the game, while the ESPN2 HD channel will show the national whiparound coverage.