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(13) Michigan State 81

(6-2, 1-1 away)

South Florida 66

(6-2, 1-0 Big East)

    6:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

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    #13MSU 38 4381
    USF 32 3466

    Shimek, Bowen lead No. 15 Michigan St. past S. Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Liz Shimek scored 28 points, and Lindsay Bowen added 22 to lead Michigan State (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) past South Florida 81-66 on Saturday.

    Rene Haynes had 11 points and seven assists for the Spartans (6-2), who are undefeated in six games against unranked teams.

    Jessica Dickson scored 25 points, and Nalini Miller had 16 to pace the Bulls (6-2) against their third consecutive ranked opponent. Shantia Grace added 13 for South Florida.

    Haynes scored on a fastbreak layup with 6:29 remaining to give Michigan State its largest lead at 67-51.

    The Spartans scored the first nine points of the game, but the Bulls moved ahead with a 21-6 run.

    Michigan State restored its nine-point advantage with five points in a row by Shimek late in the first half and never trailed again. The Spartans led 38-32 at the intermission.

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