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Hartford 45

(7-4, 4-3 away)

(20) Michigan State 58

(7-1, 6-1 home)

    12:00 PM ET, December 9, 2006

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    HART 26 1945
    #20MSU 28 3058

    Jefferson's double-double powers No. 18 Michigan State

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Aisha Jefferson scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds in Michigan State's 58-45 win over Hartford on Saturday.

    Rene Haynes had nine points and six steals for the Spartans (7-1), who pulled away with a 30-19 second half at The Palace of Auburn Hills, home of the Detroit Pistons.

    Danielle Hood and Ikea Witt each scored 12 points for the Hawks (7-4), who shot just 23.3 percent from the field after halftime.

    Neither team could find the range beyond the arc, with Hartford 1-for-18 from 3-point range and Michigan State 0-for-12.

    Victoria Lucas-Perry, the Spartans' leading scorer this season, was held to eight points. She was 2-for-11 from the field with five turnovers.

    Allyssa DeHaan, a 6-foot-9 freshman, also struggled for Michigan State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today; No. 20 AP). After averaging 24 points and 9.5 rebounds last week, she had just six points and five rebounds.

    The Hawks had a 41-39 edge in rebounds, including 20 at the offensive end, in part due to long rebounds on errant 3s.

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