Columbus, Ohio — Freshman Tori Jankoska made the most of her first start in the Big Ten for the Michigan State women’s basketball team.
Jankoska tied her career-high with 25 points as the Spartans won their fourth consecutive Big Ten road game and defeated Ohio State, 82-68 — the first victory over Ohio State for MSU’s seniors.
Jankoska shot 5-of-7 on 3-pointers for MSU (13-7, 5-2), which remains one game behind Penn State for first place in the Big Ten.
Freshman Aerial Powers (Detroit Country Day) contributed 20 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Senior Annalise Pickrel added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
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Michigan 60, (at) Wisconsin 44: The Wolverines (14-6, 5-2) ended the game on a 15-3 run to beat the Badgers (9-10, 2-5) and remain a game behind Penn State for first place in the Big Ten. Siera Thompson scored 13 and Shannon Smith 12 for Michigan. Madison Ristovski had six points and 10 rebounds.
Akron 101, (at) Eastern Michigan 79: Akron’s Rachel Tecca set Convocation Center records with 43 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Zips (10-8, 4-3 Mid-American Conference). Cha Sweeney scored a career-high 25 points and Olivia Fouty scored 17 in the loss for the Eagles (12-6, 2-5 MAC).
(At) Green Bay 62, Detroit 52: Evan Bruinsma had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Titans (9-13, 2-5 Horizon League), who did not score in the final 6:19. Carlton Brundidge added 11 points and six rebounds.
(At) Western Michigan 62, Ball State 53: Senior Shayne Whittington had 21 points and 15 rebounds as the Broncos (11-7, 4-2 MAC) moved into second place in the West Division. Senior guard David Brown added 17 points and sophomore forward Connor Tava (Warren DeLaSalle) added 11.