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(23) Nebraska 53

(20-7, 9-6 Big Ten)

Michigan State 73

(18-10, 10-5 Big Ten)

    7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

    Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan

    1 2 T
    #23NEB 22 3153
    MSU 43 3073

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: J. Hooper 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Michigan St: K. Bell 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Michigan St. tops Nebraska for 3rd straight win

    Associated Press

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Klarissa Bell scored 19 points to pace Michigan State to its third straight victory with a 73-53 decision over No. 23 Nebraska on Thursday night.

    Taylor Alton hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for the Spartans (18-10, 10-5 Big Ten), who shot 52 percent (29 of 56) and went 9 of 18 from long range. Porsche Poole added 13 points and nine assists.

    Jordan Hooper continued her streak of hitting double figures in every game this season as she led the Cornhuskers (20-7, 9-6) with 15 points. Kaitlyn Burke added 13.

    Leading 7-6, Michigan State ran off 15 consecutive points for a 22-6 edge with 12:37 left in the first half.

    The advantage reached 23 points four times, the first at 37-14 and the last at 50-27.

    Michigan State, which has won six of its last seven, was facing Nebraska for the first time in history.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEB
    MSU
    Points 53 73
    FG Made-Attempted 17-54 (.315) 29-56 (.518)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 6-10 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 23

    Game Leaders

     
    NEB
    MSU
    PointsJ. Hooper 15K. Bell 19
    ReboundsE. Cady 6L. Johnson 7
    AssistsL. Moore 4P. Poole 9
    StealsL. Moore 1K. Johnson 3
    BlocksL. Moore 2K. Bell 1

    2011-12 Season

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