Lady Spartans Get Past Indiana, 72-68

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Allyssa DeHaan collects double-double with 16 points, season-high 15 rebounds.
 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Allyssa DeHaan collected a double-double with 16 points and a season-high 15 rebounds to lead the Michigan State women’s basketball team past Indiana, 72-68, Thursday night at Assembly Hall. With the win, Michigan State improves to 15-11 (7-7 Big Ten), while Indiana falls to 14-11 (7-6).

 

The game was a back-and-forth affair, featuring 14 ties and 16 lead changes. Down the stretch, Michigan State was clutch at the free-throw line, hitting all six of its attempts in the last 30 seconds. For the game, MSU was 14-for-14 from the charity stripe in the second half and 22-for-24 in the game.

 

With the game tied at 62, DeHaan hit a jumper in the lane with 1:23 left to put MSU up, 64-62. After an Indiana free throw cut the lead to one, DeHaan hit another jumper to give the Spartans a three-point lead at 66-63. The Spartans finished the game hitting all six free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.

 

DeHaan hit her last four shots from the field after starting out 2-for-10.

 

Michigan State dominated the boards, outrebounding the Hoosiers, 45-31. In addition to DeHaan’s 15 boards, Brittney Thomas collected eight rebounds to go along with nine points.

 

Freshman Taja Wilson scored a season-high 12 points, and Kalisha Keane scored in double-figures for the 18th time with 12 points.

 

Michigan State returns to action Sunday, Feb. 17 to take on Penn State at 2 p.m.