Michigan State 59

(17-12, 9-8 Big Ten)

Purdue 69

(15-13, 11-6 Big Ten)

    1:00 PM ET, February 24, 2008

    1 2 T
    MSU 25 3459
    PUR 33 3669

    Top Performers

    Michigan St: K. Keane 18 Pts, 6 Reb

    Purdue: F. Malone 16 Pts, 2 Reb

    Purdue 69, Michigan St. 59

    Associated Press

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- FahKara Malone and Lakisha Freeman scored 16 points apiece Sunday, leading Purdue to a 69-59 victory over cold-shooting Michigan State.

    The Boilermakers (15-13, 11-6 Big Ten) raced to a 15-point lead midway through the first half, held off a brief comeback early in the second period and stayed in front the rest of the way to snap a four-game winning streak by the Spartans (17-12, 9-8).

    Michigan State managed only one field goal in its first 15 attempts over the first 10 minutes of the rematch. Then, after cutting Purdue's lead to five points early in the second half, the Spartans went another eight minutes in 10 attempts without a field goal.

    Purdue took its biggest lead at 66-47 and Michigan State never came closer than 10 after that.

    Kalika France added 14 points for Purdue. Kalisha Keane led Michigan State with 18 points and Allyssa DeHaan added 15.

    Both teams finish the regular season against Illinois, with Michigan State hosting the Illini on Thursday and Purdue visiting them next Sunday. The Big Ten tournament starts March 6 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    Three early baskets by Freeman, four straight free throws by Danielle Campbell and a 3-point basket by Natasha Bogdanova helped Purdue to an 18-4 lead. Then, after a basket by Keane, just the second in Michigan State's first 15 attempts, a fast-break layup and free throw by Malone gave the Boilermakers their biggest lead of the first half at 21-6.

    The Spartans' shooting started to improve, and a 10-2 run cut Purdue's lead to 23-16 before a 3-pointer by Malone and a basket and free throw by Keshia Mosley.

    Purdue took a 33-25 lead at halftime. A 3-pointer by Mia Johnson helped bring Michigan State within five early in the second half before Purdue pulled away for good. The Spartans finished with 35 percent shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 59 69
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 20-44 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 23-34 (.676)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    Game Leaders

    PointsK. Keane 18F. Malone 16
    ReboundsK. Keane 6L. Freeman 9

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