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Final

(24) Michigan State 71

(7-1, 3-1 away)

Pepperdine 55

(2-5, 1-4 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 17, 2003

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    PEPP 26 2955

    Michigan State 71, Pepperdine 55

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Lindsay Bowen scored 20 points and Liz Shimek had 19 rebounds to lead No. 24 Michigan State to a 71-55 victory over Pepperdine on Wednesday night.

    Michigan State (7-1) used an 18-3 run midway through the first half to pull away from the Waves and led 40-26 at halftime.

    Pepperdine opened the second half with a 17-8 run that made it 48-43 with 8:08 to go. Nicole Funn, who finished with 14 points, capped the run with a jumper.

    But the Spartans went on a 10-2 run to make it 58-45 with 4:41 left.

    Shandrika Lee had 16 points for Pepperdine (2-5), which has lost to four ranked teams this season.

    Rene Haynes had 14 points and Shimek added 12 for the Spartans, who outrebounded the Waves 43-32. Pepperdine had a season-low 11 turnovers, while Michigan State had 22.

    Pepperdine shot 27 percent, compared with the Spartans' 48 percent.

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