Friday's basketball: MSU women top Delaware
Northridge, Calif. — Tori Jankoska made eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points — both career highs — and No. 24 Michigan State beat Delaware 81-64 on Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Radisson Thanksgiving Classic.
Jankoska made two 3-pointers in the first 47 seconds of the game and scored 24 points in the first half on 8-of-9 shooting from distance. She finished 11 of 16 from the field and 8 of 12 from 3-point range. Her previous career high for 3-pointers was six.
Taryn McCutcheon had nine points and eight assists for Michigan State (5-1). Jankoska added six assists as the Spartans used 23 of them for 29 made field goals.
Michigan State was ahead 50-36 at halftime and didn’t allow a Delaware field goal in the third quarter until the 3:09 mark.
Erika Brown led Delaware (4-1) with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
More state women
Tulane 62, Eastern Michigan 50: Sasha Dailey scored 11 and Esabelle Levine 10 for the Eagles (2-3) at the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic in San Antonio.
Western Michigan 66, (at) Missouri-Kansas City 54: Marley Hill scored 19 and Breanna Mobley had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Western (2-2).
Michigan 76, (at) Winthrop 39: Katelynn Flaherty scored 17 and Hallie Thome scored 12 for Michigan (6-0).
Oakland 71, (at) Alaska-Anchorage 65: Montez Walker scored 25, Jalen Hayes 13 and Nick Daniels 12 for Oakland (5-1) in the Great Alaska Shootout.
(At) No. 1 Kentucky 111, Tennessee-Martin 76: Malik Monk scored 26 and Edxrice Adebayo had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (6-0).
No. 7 Virginia 74, Iowa 41: Jarred Reuter scored 14 for Virginia (5-0) in the Emerald Coast Classic at Niceville, Florida.
No. 20 Baylor 66, No. 10 Louisville 63: King McClure scored all 15 of his points in the second half for Baylor (6-0), which rallied from 22 down to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. Tournament MVP Johnathan Motley also scored 15 and Terry Maston had 10 of his 12 in the second half, when the Bears shot 65 percent in the second half in a stunning reversal from a start that saw the Cardinals shut down just about everything. Louisville (5-1) led by 22 points late in the first half and 20 early in the second.
Temple 81, No. 19 West Virginia 77: Obi Enechionyia had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple (4-2) in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off in New York. Esa Ahmad led the Mountaineers (4-1) with 19 points.
No. 21 Iowa State 73, Miami 56: At the AdvoCare Invitational in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Deonte Burton scored 21 for the Cyclones (5-0), who advanced to Sunday’s championship game.
No. 25 Florida State 72, Illinois 61: Dwayne Bacon scored 17 points for Florida State (5-1) in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off in New York. Malcolm Hill scored 18 for Illinois (4-3), which lost its third straight.