EAST LANSING, Mich. – Tori Jankoska scored 22 points and Aerial Powers added 17 and 13 rebounds, leading No. 15 Michigan State to a 54-45 win over IUPUI on Sunday.
The Spartans (2-1) used their physical advantage to get to the foul line, where they made 19 of 23. Jankoska was 11 of 13 and Powers, who has had a double-double in all three games this season, was 8 of 9. The duo also combined for 11 of MSU's 13 assists.
The Jaguars (1-2) were only 2 of 5 from the line and committed 21 turnovers. Shanika Maddox had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Michigan State used an early 13-2 run for a 20-6 lead and was up 31-19 at halftime. The Jaguars were within 48-40 on a Maddox layup with 7 minutes left but the Spartans clamped down and sealed the game with a 12-0 run for a 60-40 lead at 2:45.