Michigan State Falls to Nebraska in Semifinals, 86-58
Agee leads Spartan scorers with 18 points in loss.
March 08, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) - Branndais Agee led Spartan scorers with 18 points, but Michigan State fell to Nebraska 86-58 in the Big Ten semifinals on Saturday night.
Aerial Powers finished with a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.
The Spartans shot 37 percent from the field while the Cornhuskers made 52 percent of their shots.
Tear'a Laudermill scored 20 points and Rachel Theriot added 18 as third-seeded for No. 16 ranked Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers (24-6) advance to the Big Ten tournament championship game against No. 23 Iowa, the fifth-seeded team, on Sunday.
Nebraska was on top 24-17 in the first half prior to Laudermill's 3-pointer that capped a 9-0 Cornhusker run and stretched the lead to 33-17 over Michigan State (22-9). Over the next 6 minutes, Nebraska upped that margin to 23 points and led the Spartans 50-27 at the break.
The Cornhuskers scored first in the second period, opening a 26-point lead, and coasted the remainder of the half, while shooting 52 percent from the floor.