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Shimek, No. 15 Michigan State cruise past Pepperdine

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Liz Shimek matched her career-high
with 28 points and Michigan State (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) won a school-record 16th
straight home game, 82-64 over Pepperdine on Sunday.

Shimek shot 13-for-15 from the field and had a game-best 12
rebounds for the Spartans (4-2).

Rene Haynes had 12 points and Aisha Jefferson added nine
rebounds in a reserve role for Michigan State, which hadn't played
in eight days after playing three straight days in a tournament in
the Virgin Islands.

Daphanie Kennedy and Jasmane Clarendon each scored 12 points for
the Waves (1-5), who shot 23.3 percent in the first half.

After allowing the game's first basket, the Spartans scored 11
straight points and led by 20 late in the first half. Pepperdine
cut the deficit to 15 at halftime, but Michigan State built its
lead to 21 points in the second half.

Michigan State shot 47.9 percent, and the Waves shot 32.7
percent. The Spartans outrebounded Pepperdine 48-34, and the Waves
committed 19 turnovers.