Ohio State Falls, 70-49, at No. 25 Michigan State

Ameryst Alston scored a game-high 25 points at MSU.
Ameryst Alston scored a game-high 25 points at MSU.

Feb. 15, 2014

Box Score

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Annalise Pickrel had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as No. 25 Michigan State defeated Ohio State, 70-49, Saturday.

Ohio State trailed 25-19 after a layup by Darryce Moore with 7:04 left in the first. But Michigan State closed the first half on a 17-2 run, taking a 42-21 lead into the break and led by double digits the rest of the way. Becca Mills scored 17 points for Michigan State. Aerial Powers added 15 points and tied a career-high with five assists.

The Spartans (17-8, 9-3 Big Ten) have won five of their last six games, bouncing back after losing to Nebraska 76-56 last Saturday. Michigan State is one game back of No. 11 Penn State for the top spot in the conference and hold a half-game lead over No. 21 Nebraska.

Ameryst Alston scored 25 points and Cait Craft added 11 to lead Ohio State (14-14, 4-8), which has lost four straight. Lisa Blair came in off the bench and played quality minutes inside with four blocks and five rebounds in 21 minutes.

Ohio State is back in action at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nebraska at Value City Arena.