Spartans Push Past Matadors In OT
 
 
 
Myisha Bannister shoots between Cal State Northridge players in the first half.
 
Myisha Bannister shoots between Cal State Northridge players in the first half.
 
 

Dec. 22, 2006

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Mia Johnson had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists, and No. 20 Michigan State survived Cal State Northridge's upset bid 73-69 in overtime Friday.

Rene Haynes scored 16 points, and Allyssa DeHaan had 12 points, 18 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Spartans (9-2), who overcame 24 turnovers to earn the victory. Victoria Lucas-Perry added 11 points and three steals.

Ofa Tulikihihifo had 23 points and eight rebounds for Northridge (3-9). Jamie McCaa added 21 points, four assists and three steals, while LaJoyce King had 13 rebounds and five assists for the Matadors.

McCaa's 3-pointer with 44 seconds left in the game forced the 5-minute overtime. The Matadors shot 1-for-8 in overtime while the Spartans went 3-of-6.

Michigan State shot 16-of-18 from the foul line, while Northridge went 7-of-10. The Spartans were 27-of-62 from the floor, including 3-of-10 from 3-point range. The Matadors were 27-of-78, including 8-of-30 from beyond the arc.