WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Mia Johnson hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to help Michigan State (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today) beat No. 13 Purdue 54-52 on Sunday.
Aisha Jefferson led the Spartans (19-6, 10-2 Big Ten) with 15 points and 12 rebounds, Rene Haynes scored 11 points and Johnson added 10 points. It was the Spartans fourth straight win and moved them into a tie with Purdue for second place in the conference.Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton led Purdue with 15 points, 10 rebounds and a school-record nine blocks. Jodi Howell added 12 points for the Boilermakers (21-5, 10-2). Purdue lost for the second time in four games. The Boilermakers led by as many as 17 points in the first half in front of a crowd of 9,667.The Spartans outrebounded the Boilermakers 47-34 and forced 20 turnovers. Michigan State held Purdue to 28 percent shooting in the second half.