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Spartans roll past Badgers

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Gazette Staff
February 17, 2012
— Michigan State took the lead for good just 2½ minutes into the game and defeated host Wisconsin, 62-46, in a Big Ten Conference women’s basketball game at the Kohl Center on Thursday night.

The Badgers shot just 38.5 percent and fell to 4-9 in the Big Ten and 8-17 overall.


“We had some open looks,” UW coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “We just didn’t knock them down. It wasn’t like we were not open at all, but the ones we did get you’ve got to knock them down.”


Senior Anya Covington was the only Badger in double figures with 10 points. Junior Taylor Wurtz and freshman Lacia Gorman each had nine points.


“This is really our first game where we played this poorly all year,” said Kelsey. “I thought we pretty much have been very competitive in our other games, so that’s the most disappointing part of the game.”


The Spartans went to 8-5 in the Big Ten and 16-10 overall.


MICHIGAN STATE 62, WISCONSIN 46

Michigan State (62)—L. Johnson, 8-0-16; Alton, 4-2-10; K. Johnson, 4-1-10; Poole, 4-0-9; Bell, 2-2-6; Hines, 1-0-2; Schiffauer, 2-0-4; Mills, 2-0-5. Totals: 27-5-62.


Wisconsin (46)—Covington, 5-0-10; Davis, 1-0-2; Wurtz, 3-2-9; Paige, 1-0-2; Smith, 2-0-4; Gorman, 4-0-9; Thomas, 1-0-2; Stephen, 2-2-6; Rochel, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-4-46.


Michigan State 31 31—62


Wisconsin 22 24—46


Three-point goals—Michigan State 3 (K. Johnson, Poole, Mills), Wisconsin 2 (Wurtz, Gorman). Rebounds—Michigan State 38 (L. Johnson 7), Wisconsin 21 (Wurtz 6). Assists—Michigan State 20 (K. Johnson 5), Wisconsin 8 (Davis, Smith, 2 each). Total fouls—Michigan State 10, Wisconsin 13.


-- (11) UW-Green Bay 90, Cleveland State 59—Julie Wojta scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists as UW-Green Bay won at Cleveland State.


Lydia Bauer had 16 points, Adrian Ritchie 14, and Megan Lukan 12 for Green Bay (22-1, 12-1 Horizon League).


Wojta grabbed eight offensive rebounds as the Phoenix scored 18 second-chance points and outscored Cleveland State, 42-26, in the paint.


Cleveland State (9-16, 4-10) shot just 38.9 percent and committed 17 turnovers.


The Phoenix scored 24 points off those errors.


Cori Coleman led the Vikings with 21 points.



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