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.