Spartans basketball rally to extend streak

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Associated Press
November 18, 2009
— Michigan State’s winning streak at home against nonconference teams was in jeopardy.

The second-ranked Spartans—and their fans—refused to let it end against Gonzaga.

Durrell Summers finished with 21 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to help No. 2 Michigan State rally for a 75-71 win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday night.

The Spartans (2-0) won their 41st straight nonconference game at home.

Robert Sacre scored 17 points for the Bulldogs (1-1).

Big Ten men

-- (23) Illinois 80, Northern Illinois 61—At Champaign, Ill., freshman guard Brandon Paul scored all 20 of his points in the first half as Illinois (2-0) defeated Northern Illinois (0-2).

-- Duquesne 52, Iowa 50— Bill Clark’s 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds remaining lifted Duquesne to victory in the CBE Classic.

It was the first win for the Dukes (2-0) over a Big Ten team since they beat Illinois in 1973, and their first victory in 10 tries in a Big Ten arena.

Iowa is 0-2 for the first time since the 1970-71 season.

State men

-- Marquette 86, Maryland-Eastern Shore 60—At Milwaukee, senior Lazar Hayward scored a collegiate-high 28 points to lead Marquette

(2-0) to an easy victory.

Marquette never trailed in extending its nonconference home winning streak to 22.

Hillary Haley led the Hawks (0-2) with 22 points.

Hayward’s previous high game was 27 points last Dec. 19 against Western Carolina.

-- Indiana State 76, UW-Milwaukee 63—At Baton Rouge, La., Rashad Reed scored 16 points to lead Indiana State (2-1) past UW-Milwaukee.

Reed made six field goals, including four 3-pointers, in a consolation round game of the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tipoff.

Deonte Roberts led Milwaukee (1-2) with 13 points.

Top 25 women

-- (1) Connecticut 83, (10) Texas 58—At San Antonio, Maya Moore had 20 points and 11 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut cruised in its first test of the season.

Tina Charles added 15 points and 11 rebounds as UConn (2-0) never trailed in what was basically a home game for the Longhorns.

Kathleen Nash led Texas

(1-1) with 22 points.

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