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Sunday, January 26, 2014


The Michigan State Women's Basketball team notched an impressive road victory Sunday afternoon in Columbus, beating Ohio State for the first time in four years, 82-68. The win leaves MSU in second-place in the B1G, a game behind Penn State.

It was a disappointing week for Spartan Basketball, with the women losing to the league-leading Nittany Lionesses a week ago, then again to last-place Illinois on Thursday, both games at the Breslin Center. The men's team struggled to beat Indiana before losing to Michigan, with both of those games also played at Breslin.

The defeat of the Buckeyes was accomplished without the services of starting point-guard Kiana Johnson, who was unavailable for the game. Three freshmen combined for 51 points to lead MSU, Tori Jankoska with 25, Aerial Powers with 20, and Brandy Agee with 6. Senior Analise Pickrel added a double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds. 6'7" Center Madison Williams played a career-high 19 minutes, compiling eight rebounds and seven blocked shots.

The Spartan Women are now 13-7 overall, 5-2 in the league. They will host last-place Wisconsin on Thursday.

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