Michigan State's Aerial Powers (23) shoots against Michigan's Siera Thompson, left, and Hallie Thome, rear, during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Al Goldis
February 03, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Aerial Powers scored 27 points and No. 17 Michigan State was perfect on 19 free throws in defeating Michigan 85-64 on Wednesday night.

Powers was 9-of-12 shooting and now has 1,502 career points in three seasons, passing Kristen Rasmussen (1996-2000) for eighth on the all-time Michigan State list.

Branndais Agee added a career-high 20 points, making 4 of 5 3-pointers, and Tori Jankoska scored 16. The Spartans (17-4, 8-2 Big Ten) shot 29 of 51 for 57 percent and were 8 of 17 from the arc in taking their fifth straight win.

Katelynn Flaherty scored 18 points to lead the Wolverines (12-10, 4-7), who shot 39 percent after coming into the game ranked fifth nationally at 49 percent.

Michigan State never trailed, led 48-28 at halftime and was up by as many as 29 late in the third quarter.

The Spartans are alone in second place, a game back of Ohio State and Maryland.

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