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(24) Michigan State 69

(16-7, 8-2 Big Ten)

Illinois 53

(9-14, 2-8 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, February 5, 2014

    Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois

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    #24MSU 41 2869
    ILL 24 2953

    Top Performers

    Michigan State: B. Mills 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Illinois: I. Crawford 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    No. 24 Michigan State beats Illinois 69-53

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Becca Mills and Tori Jankoska each scored 22 points to lead No. 24 Michigan State in a 69-53 victory over Illinois on Wednesday night.

    Michigan State (15-7, 7-2 Big Ten) racked up 41 points in the first half and jumped out to a 17-point lead at the break. Midway through the second half both teams went without a basket and combined to miss 10 shots over 3 minutes, after which the Spartans took their largest lead of the game at 23 points.

    The Spartans shot 53.3 percent from the floor and held Illinois (9-13, 2-7) to 17-of-55 shooting from the field and 17.6 percent from 3-point range.

    Ivory Crawford scored 20 points and went 9 of 10 from the line for the Fighting Illini. Illinois kept up with the Spartans in the second half, even outscoring them 29-28, but it wasn't enough to close the first-half deficit.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSU
    ILL
    Points 69 53
    FG Made-Attempted 24-45 (.533) 17-55 (.309)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 3-17 (.176)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    MSU
    ILL
    PointsB. Mills 22I. Crawford 20
    ReboundsK. Bell 8I. Crawford 7
    AssistsK. Bell 5A. McConnell 3
    StealsK. Bell 2A. Smith 2
    BlocksT. Jankoska 1A. Smith 1

    2013-14 Season

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