No. 17 MSU cruises to easy win over Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Victoria Lucas-Perry scored 23 points and
Liz Shimek added 20 to lift No. 17 Michigan State over Northwestern
79-59 Thursday night.

The Spartans (16-7, 6-4 Big Ten) grabbed the lead early and
never relinquished it. They went ahead by 25 points midway through
the second half.

Sara Stutz had 20 points, Ifeoma Okonkwo added 14, Erin
Dickerson 11 and Melissa Miller 10 for the Wildcats (5-16, 1-9).

The Spartans, who led 38-26 at halftime, made 52.3 percent of
their shots from the field. Northwestern shot 45.8 percent.