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Michigan State women beat No. 21 Michigan 66-61
Monday Feb 12, 2018 12:00am

(EAST LANSING) - Lexi Gussert was on a mission from the moment she woke up, focusing on helping Michigan State get revenge. Gussert scored 11 of her 14 points in the first half to help the Spartans build a double-digit lead and they held on to beat No. 21 Michigan 66-61 on Sunday. The last time they played, the Wolverines won 74-48. The Spartans (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten) had lost six straight, reeling without one of their best players and a key reserve. During the lost to Michigan, they were also without Gussert and Taryn McCutcheon. Even though Michigan State still isn't at full strength, it bounced back with its fifth win in six games against the Wolverines. The Wolverines (20-7, 9-5) have lost three of four, falling out of contention to win a Big Ten title. Michigan scored the first seven points of the game and Michigan State responded with a 21-4 run to close the pivotal quarter. The Spartans went into the fourth quarter with a 55-45 lead after two evenly matched quarters. Katelynn Flaherty's 3-pointer pulled the Wolverines within 64-61 with 1:26 left. Michigan missed chances to get closer in the final minute because of a shot-clock violation and an ill-advised foul. Flaherty, Michigan's all time leading scorer, had 20 points in the loss. Hallie Thome scored 19 points.







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