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Spartans tied for first in Big Ten


Ohio State's Caity Matter  is stunned after a loss to Michigan State. 
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Ohio State's Caity Matter is stunned after a loss to Michigan State. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
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Kristin Haynie made two free throws with 5.4 seconds left to cap a 19-point performance Sunday, leading No. 9 Michigan State to a 66-64 victory over second-ranked Ohio State in East Lansing, Mich.

With the game tied at 64, Haynie drove the lane and was fouled by Ashley Allen to set up the winning free throws in front of 14,066 fans at the Breslin Center – the most ever for a women’s game at Michigan State.

Michigan State (24-3, 13-2 Big Ten) is tied with No. 24 Penn State for first place in the conference, a half-game ahead of the Buckeyes (25-3, 12-2). The Spartans haven’t won a share of the Big Ten title since 1996-97.

Ohio State center Jessica Davenport had 19 points, 12 blocks and 13 rebounds.

(1) LSU 62, Auburn 57: At Auburn, Ala., Seimone Augustus made two free throws with 6 seconds left and finished with 22 points, helping the LSU Tigers (25-1, 12-0 Southeastern Conference) hold off the Auburn Tigers (14-11, 5-7). … (3) Duke 73, Georgia Tech 55: At Atlanta, Jessica Foley scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Blue Devils (25-2, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Yellow Jackets (13-11, 4-8) for the 25th straight time. … (4) Stanford 81, UCLA 68: At Los Angeles, Candice Wiggins had 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Brooke Smith added 20 points for the Cardinal (24-2, 15-1 Pac-10), who defeated the Bruins (16-10, 10-7). … (6) Tennessee 84, Arkansas 71: At Fayetteville, Ark., Shyra Ely scored 30 points, and the Volunteers’ Pat Summitt moved within seven victories of passing Dean Smith as the winningest NCAA coach. Summitt is 873-171 in 31 seasons at Tennessee (22-4, 12-1 SEC). Sheree Thompson and Sarah Pfeifer had 17 points each for the Razorbacks (15-9, 3-10). … (8) North Carolina 75, (21) N. Carolina St. 72 (OT): At Chapel Hill, N.C., Ivory Latta hit two free throws with 19.2 seconds left in overtime to lift the Tar Heels (22-3, 10-2 ACC) over the Wolfpack (19-6, 8-4). Camille Little led North Carolina with 17 points. … (12) DePaul 95, Memphis 59: At Memphis, Tenn., Allie Quigley scored 22 points to help the Blue Demons (22-3, 12-1) clinch their first Conference USA regular-season title in nine years by defeating the Tigers (2-14, 5-8). … (14) Minnesota 84, Wisconsin 53: At Minneapolis, Janel McCarville scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Golden Gophers (20-6, 10-4 Big Ten) over the Badgers (10-14, 4-10). … Mississippi 72, (16) Georgia 61: At Oxford, Miss., Armintie Price scored a season-best 30 points on 13-of-17 shooting and added 11 rebounds for the Rebels (17-8, 7-5 SEC) in their win over the Bulldogs (20-7, 9-4). … (17) Temple 69, Dayton 58: At Philadelphia, Candice Dupree scored 19 of her 25 points in the second half to help the Owls (22-3, 14-0 Atlantic 10) extend their school-record winning streak to 19 games by defeating the Flyers (11-14, 5-9). Cara Wright had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Dayton. … Virginia 63, (20) Maryland 61: At Charlottesville, Va., LaTonya Blue scored a career-high 29 points, including two free throws with 24 seconds left, as the Cavaliers (18-8, 7-5 ACC) edged the Terrapins (18-7, 7-6). … (22) Vanderbilt 76, Florida 69: At Gainesville, Fla., Carla Thomas had 23 points, and Ashley Earley added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Commodores (19-6, 8-4 SEC), who beat the Gators (14-11, 5-7). … (24) Penn St. 83, Northwestern 56: At State College, Pa., Tanisha Wright and Jen Harris each scored 20 points to lead the Lions (18-8, 13-2 Big Ten) over the Wildcats (5-22, 2-12).

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