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Spartans Fall To No. 21 Purdue

Feb. 24, 2000

Box Score

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Katie Douglas scored 19 points Thursday night to lead No. 21 Purdue past Michigan State 53-41.

The Boilermakers (18-7, 10-5 Big Ten), the defending NCAA champions, had lost two in a row.

Becky Cummings led the Spartans (17-9, 8-7) with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Their leading scorer, Maxann Reese, was held to eight points, half her average.

Camille Cooper and Shinika Parks each added 10 for Purdue.

Down 37-26 early in the second half, the Spartans scored eight consecutive points. Purdue then went on an 11-0 run that stretched the lead to 48-34 with 5:18 to go.

After shooting 42 percent from the field in the first half, the Spartans fell off to 24 percent in the second half.



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