Spartans Lose at Ohio State, 67-60
Feb. 25, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Michigan State women's basketball team dropped a 67-60 road contest on Monday night to Ohio State, falling to 20-7 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten. Senior Jasmine Thomas paced the Spartans with 16 points, on 8-for-12 shooting, five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Michigan State led 13-10 midway through the first half, but OSU went on an 18-2 run over a six-minute stretch to go ahead 28-15. The Spartans chipped back to within seven, going to the break down 30-23.
The Spartans scored the first basket of the second half to cut the deficit to five, but Ohio State again followed with a run - this time 9-2 - to go back up double digits. MSU would get no closer than seven, on multiple occasions, before a late run. With the Buckeyes up 63-54 with 1:54 left, Thomas ran off six-straight points to cut the OSU advantage to 63-60 with 38 seconds left. However, Hill closed with four points in the final possessions to seal the win.
Michigan State returns to action on Thursday for its final road game of the season, traveling to Purdue for a 7 p.m. tip on Big Ten Network.
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