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Wednesday’s basketball: Michigan State women pound Georgia

Associated Press

East Lansing, Mich. — Tori Jankoska made four 3-pointers to finish with 20 points and Michigan State beat Georgia, 66-45, Wednesday night.

The Spartans opened the second half on a 12-4 run to pull ahead 45-27 and Georgia was held scoreless for the first three-plus minutes of the fourth quarter.

Branndais Agee added 14 points for the Spartans (2-0) and Morgan Green had a career-best 11 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Shacobia Barbee was held to 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting for Georgia. She recorded the Bulldogs’ third all-time triple-double in their season opener.

More state women

(At) Western Michigan 65, Chicago State 56: Senior forward Jessica Jessing scored 16 points, one shy of her career high, and brought down nine rebounds to lead the Broncos.

Junior Meredith Shipman caught fire and didn’t miss a shot in the third quarter, scoring all 11 of her points to help Western Michigan (2-1) turn a 26-23 halftime lead into a 51-33 advantage headed into the fourth.

Shipman also set a career high with eight rebounds and tied a career high with five assists, while freshman Breanna Mobley tallied nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks and sophomore Teagan Reeves chipped in eight points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

Big Ten men

(At) No. 21 Purdue 96, Incarnate Word 61: Isaac Haas had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Purdue (3-0).

Kyle Hittle and Jontrell Walker scored 17 apiece for Incarnate Word (2-1).

(At) Providence 60, Illinois 59: Ben Bentil had 18 points and 12 rebounds and a free throw by Rodney Bullock (13 points) with 43 seconds left gave Providence (2-0) the win.

Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points and Malcom Hill had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Illinois (1-2), which missed three shots in the final 10 seconds.

(At) Northwestern 79, Fairfield 72: Bryant McIntosh scored 20 points, including an acrobatic driving lay-up and free throw with 52 seconds left to put the Wildcats up by eight, and Trey Demps added 14 in a CBE Hall of Fame Classic game.

Marcus Gilbert led Fairfield (0-3) with 18 points. Curtis Cobb had 13 points for the Stags.