Spartans Fall To No. 21 Illini
 
 
 
Illinois' Tauja Catchings tries to get past Michigan State's Donita Johnson on Sunday.
 
Illinois' Tauja Catchings tries to get past Michigan State's Donita Johnson on Sunday.
 
 

Jan. 30, 2000

Box Score

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Allison Curtin scored 24 points to lead No. 21 Illinois to a 86-66 victory over Michigan State on Sunday.

Susan Blauser added 16 points for the Fighting Illini (16-7, 6-3 Big Ten), and Tauja Catchings and Karen Hagberg had 15 points apiece.

Maxann Reese led the Spartans (14-5, 5-3) with 16 points. Kristen Rasmussen added 15 and Becky Cummings scored 12.

Illinois led 30-27 at halftime but fell behind 44-39 with 14:06 to play. The Illini went on a 27-11 run over the next 10 minutes to go up 76-55 at 4:03 to put the game away.