Women's Basketball Ends Non-Conference with 96-46 Win Over Colgate
Dec. 29, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - In its non-conference finale, the Michigan State women's basketball had no trouble with Colgate, posting a 96-46 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Freshman Tori Jankoska broke out of her shooting funk with a season-high 25 points off the bench, leading four Spartans in double digits.
The Spartans (8-5) never trailed, but the game was close for the first part of the first half, as MSU led by only three, 14-11 with 11 minutes to go until halftime. Michigan State would go on a 15-2 run over the next six minutes, capped by a Jankoska 3-pointer, to go ahead 29-13. Late in the half, the Spartans would score nine unanswered to push their lead up to 25, before going into the break up 44-21.
The Raiders scored on their first possession of the second half, but Michigan State scored the next 17 points to blow the game open, leading 61-23 with 15 minutes to go. The Spartans kept the pressure up for all of the second half, eventually getting their lead up to as many as 54 (93-39).
The Spartans shot 50.0% from the field, including a 10-for-20 effort from the 3-point line, while holding the Raiders to 25.4% from the field and 21.4% (3-for-14) from behind the arc. MSU held a 55-35 advantage on the glass.
Jankoska went 7-for-12 from the field, including 6-for-9 from the 3-point line, while also adding four assists, to no turnovers, and two blocks in 32 minutes off the bench.
Joining Jankoska in double-figures was redshirt-freshman Branndais Agee (13), senior Klarissa Bell (11) and redshirt freshman Aerial Powers (10). Agee and Powers led the team with nine rebounds apiece. Junior Kiana Johnson led MSU in assists for the third-straight game, dishing out six.
Big Ten play begins for the Spartans on Saturday, Jan. 4, when they head to Minnesota for a 3 p.m. ET tip.
at the official