Detroit 52

(2-6, 0-4 away)

(13) Michigan State 77

(5-2, 5-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

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    Shimek scores 29 as No. 15 Michigan St. beats Detroit

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Liz Shimek scored a career-high 29 points in 32 minutes to help Michigan State (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today; No. 13 AP) beat Detroit 77-52 on Wednesday night.

    Shimek, the reigning co-Big Ten player of the week, was 12-for-17 from the field and led all rebounders with 12.

    Lindsay Bowen had 14 points and five assists for the Spartans (5-2), while Laura Hall added 10 points and nine rebounds, both career highs.

    It was Michigan State's ninth straight win over the Titans (2-6) and its school-record 17th consecutive victory at home.

    Shawan Stubblefield had 13 points for Detroit, which shot 34.5 percent from the field and committed 20 turnovers against a trapping defense.

    The Spartans led 39-28 after a competitive first half with four lead changes, but the margin steadily grew in the last 20 minutes.

    Michigan State had a 47-35 rebounding edge and scored 40 points inside to the Titans' 18.

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