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Sunday’s basketball: MSU women sink Northeastern

Detroit News staff and wires

Tori Jankoska had 19 points and added 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season as Michigan State rolled to its fourth straight win, beating Northeastern, 78-44, Sunday at Breslin Center.

Taya Reimer had 10 rebounds and Branndais Agee scored 12 for MSU (10-2), which led 19-5 after the first quarter.

Hess Genco led Northeastern (2-8) with 18 points.

More women

No. 2 Notre Dame 85, (at) Toledo 68: Brianna Turner made 11 of 13 shots from the field for 26 points and added eight rebounds for the Irish (10-1).

State men

(At) Washington 92, Western Michigan 86: Markelle Futz had 27 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Huskies, who trailed 80-77 with 6:02 left. Tucker Haymond, a Seattle native, led Western Michigan (3-7) with a career-high 28 points.

Big Ten

Penn State 92, St. John’s 76: Shep Garner scored 21 and was 6 for 9 from 3-point range to lead Penn State (7-5) in the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden. Payton Banks had 17 points and was 5 of 9 on 3s for Penn State, which won its third straight. Malik Ellison led the Red Storm with 22 points.

Rutgers 68, Fordham 53: Mike Williams scored 19 to lead the Scarlet Knights to their fifth straight victory in the Holiday Festival. Deshawn Freeman added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Rutgers (11-1), which dominated the rebounding, 51-22, as it continues its best start in 40 years under first-year coach Steve Pikiell. Joseph Chartouny had 17 points for the Rams (5-7).

Gardner-Webb 70, (at) Nebraska 62: Tyrell Nelson scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half for Gardner-Webb. Nebraska cut it to 62-60 on Tai Webster’s free throws with 2:21 left. But David Efianayi hit a game-clinching layup with 29 seconds left Gardner-Webb (7-5). Tai Webster led Nebraska (5-6) with 17 points. Glynn Watson Jr. had 14 points and Ed Morrow Jr. pulled down 15 rebounds.

Top 25

(At) No. 4 Baylor 107, John Brown 53: Johnathan Motley had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (11-0), who shot 59 percent from the floor and dominated on the boards, 51-15. Josh Bowling scored 14 for the Golden Eagles (9-5).

No. 8 Gonzaga 86, (at) Tennessee 76: Nigel Williams-Goss scored 20 and the Bulldogs, who hadn’t played since Dec. 10, held on to improve to 11-0. Detrick Mostella had 17 for Tennessee.