Powers, No. 18 Michigan State beat No. 19 Syracuse 89-76
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) Aerial Powers had 32 points and 17 rebounds, leading No. 18 Michigan State over No. 19 Syracuse 89-76 in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic at Rollins College on Sunday.
The Spartans (8-3) took a 72-65 lead with 5:51 left when Tori Jankoska made a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer in a 14-second span. The Orange (8-3) closed to 78-72 on Cornelia Fondren's free throws with 2:21 left, but Michigan State made 11 of 12 free throws from there.
Jankoska scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds. Becca Mills added 19 points for the Spartans.
Brianna Butler had 18 points, Diamond Henderson scored 16, Alexis Peterson 15 and Taylor Ford 14 for the Orange, who mostly trailed after a 31-all tie at the break.
Both teams opened the three-team round robin tournament with losses to No. 9 Baylor.