Dec. 21, 2006
Allyssa DeHaan tied her own school-record with eight blocked shots. It was the third time this season the 6-9 center had eight rejections. Her 48 blocked shots is already fourth in a single-season in school history, just nine shy of the school record of 57 set by Kristin Rasmussen in 1998-99.
Victoria Lucas-Perry scored 15 points, all in the second half. It was the second game in a row the senior tri-captain had 10 or more points in the second stanza.
Alisa Wulff scored a Spartan career-high six points, with her points coming off two first-half 3-pointers, both coming in the last two minutes of the first half. The junior's previous career high was four, with the last four-point effort coming against Hartford on Dec. 9.
Rene Haynes tied her career high with seven assists. She had set her high three times, with the last time the senior tri-captain compiling seven helpers against Iowa on Feb. 16, 2006 in a 73-71 win.
This was the first time this season that the Spartans won a game when losing heading into halftime (1-2).
Michigan State, after heading into the half down 27-26, outscored UCSB 43-18 in the second half. The Spartans started the half with a 24-6 run that ate the first 8:17 of the second period to cruise to the win.
Head coach Joanne P. McCallie earned her 300th career win in MSU's 69-45 win.