Dec. 13, 2009
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Lauren Aitch | Brittney Thomas
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -Jasmine Thomas scored 15 points and reserve Lauren Aitch added 14 and No. 21 Michigan State unleashed a 3-point barrage to beat Florida Gulf Coast 94-71 on Sunday.
The Spartans (7-3) broke a school record with 13 3-pointers in just 19 attempts, including making nine of 12 in taking a 57-27 halftime lead.
Michigan State shot 64.9 percent from the field, including 71 percent in the first half, when its lead swelled to 36 points.
Florida Gulf Coast (4-3) also hit 13 3s but needed 31 tries and shot better beyond the arc than inside it.
The Eagles' Adrianne McNally, a Michigan native, led all scorers with 21 points. Eglah Griffin added 14 and Chelsea Lyles and Kelsey Jacobson had 12 each.