Dec. 01, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Aerial Powers scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, but No. 21 Michigan State (5-2) fell 81-76 to IPFW on Sunday, marking its first home court loss of the season.
Michigan State (5-2) hit just 30 of its 73 shots from the floor (41.1 percent), and 7 of 20 from 3-point range. Trailing by as many as 10 points in the second half, the Spartans narrowed the gap to 79-76 on a Kiana Johnson layup with 5 seconds remaining but the rally stalled.
The Mastodons (4-4) controlled the game with 53.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 13 of 23 from beyond the arc. Amanda Hyde scored 23 points and led five IPFW players in double digits in the upset.
Joining Hyde in double digits was Haley Seibert and Rachel Mauk, with 14 points apiece, Ariana Simmons, who added 12 points, and Mur Hagerman with 10.
- Michigan State has scored 70 or more points in six-straight games for the first time since 2004.
- The loss snapped a stretch of 44-straight wins when scoring at least 70 points.
- Aerial Powers had her first career double-double with season-highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds.
- Powers became the fourth different Spartan to post a double-double this season, the most in the Big Ten.
- Her 28 points were the most by a Spartan freshman since Allyssa DeHaan also had 28 points vs. Rhode Island on Nov. 29, 2006.
- Her 14 rebounds are the most by a MSU freshman since Lykendra Johnson grabbed 15 at Northwestern on Jan. 22, 2009.
- Kiana Johnson had a career-high 11 assists, which ties for the eighth-most in a Spartan single-game and is the most in a game since Feb. 5, 1999 (Donita Johnson vs. Indiana - 11).
- Over her last four games, Johnson has 30 assists and only four turnovers.
- Johnson moved into 17th place in MSU history with 273 career assists.
- Both seniors Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel played their 100th career game as Spartans today.
- Pickrel went 3-for-3 from the 3-point line to move into 11th place on the Spartan career 3-point list with 93.