No. 23 MSU women beat No. 18 Minnesota 86-68
Thursday, January 10, 2019

(EAST LANSING) - Sidney Cooks scores a career-high 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting and No. 23 Michigan State never trailed in its 86-68 win over 18th-ranked Minnesota on Wednesday night. Nia Clouden scored 15 points, Jenna Allen had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Shay Colley added 12 points for the Lady Spartans, (12-3, 2-2 Big Ten), which snapped a two-game skid. The Golden Gophers, who trailed by as many as 10 points in the first quarter, used a 9-0 run to pull within one early in the second but Michigan State scored 12 of the next 15 points and then closed the quarter on a 9-2 spurt. Kenisha Bell led Minnesota (12-3, 0-3) with 20 points and Destiny Pitts scored 15. The Golden Gophers, who have lost three in a row, shot a season-low 9.1 percent (1 of 11) from 3-point range. The Spartans committed a season-low eight turnovers and scored 23 points off 19 Minnesota giveaways.