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Final

Illinois 57

(6-9, 1-1 Big Ten)

(12) Michigan State 70

(13-1, 1-0 Big Ten)

    12:00 PM ET, January 2, 2011

    1 2 T
    ILL 32 2557
    #12MSU 36 3470

    Top Performers

    Illinois: K. Penn 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Michigan State: K. Keane 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Kalisha Keane key as Michigan St. beats Illinois for 11th straight win

    Associated Press

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Kalisha Keane scored 27 points to help Michigan State (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) beat Illinois 70-57 Sunday.

    Lykendra Johnson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who are off to the best start in school history.

    Michigan State was 12-2 in 1973-74 and 2004-05, the season it lost to Baylor in the NCAA final.

    An 11-game winning streak also ties the second-longest run in school history.

    Keane was 10 for 14 from the field and made 3 of 6 3-pointers.

    She had 18 points in the first half as the Spartans sprinted to a 19-3 lead, then saw the Fighting Illini (6-9, 1-1) cut it to 36-32 at the break.

    Karisma Penn had 23 points and Centrese McGee scored 12 for Illinois, which trimmed a 13-point margin to five in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILL
    MSU
    Points 57 70
    FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 16-26 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    Game Leaders

     
    ILL
    MSU
    PointsK. Penn 23K. Keane 27
    ReboundsK. Penn 10L. Johnson 10
    AssistsC. McGee 4B. Thomas 4
    StealsK. Penn 4L. Johnson 4
    BlocksK. Penn 1L. Johnson 1

    2010-11 Season

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