Spartans Fall to Wisconsin, 84-71
DeHaan scores 27 for MSU.
Jan. 2, 2008
MADISON, Wis. - Allyssa DeHaan scored a season-high 27 points, but it wasn't enough as Wisconsin snapped an eight-game losing streak to Michigan State with an 84-71 victory Wednesday night at the Kohl Center.
DeHaan also recorded 13 rebounds to collect her third double-double of the season. She was 11-of-11 from the free-throw line, a career high for both free throws made and attempted. Kalisha Keane added 17 points for the Spartans.
Badger freshman guard Alyssa Karel, who came into the game averaging 3.6 points a game, scored a career-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Jolene Anderson chipped in 18 for the Badgers.
Michigan State (9-6, 1-2 Big Ten) led by as many as seven points in the first half, but the Badgers closed the half on a 15-4 run to go up 36-32 into the break. Courtney Davidson's 3-pointer, her first since the Oklahoma game, put MSU up 28-21 with 5:27 left in the half. Keane led the Spartans with 11 points in the first 20 minutes on 4-of-5 shooting, while DeHaan was also 4-for-5 from the field with 10 points.
Wisconsin (8-5, 1-2 Big Ten) took a 19-point lead, 67-48, on a Anderson 3-pointer at the 7:30 mark.
The Spartans stormed back and went on a 21-8 run to cut the Badger lead to six points at 75-69 with 2:21 remaining.
MSU returns to action Saturday, Jan. 5 to take on Penn State at noon in the Breslin Center. The game will be televised nationally by CBS.