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.