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Michigan State women upset No. 22 South Florida 83-73

Michigan State women upset No. 22 South Florida 83-73
Posted at 8:41 AM, Dec 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 08:41:53-05

Shay Colley scored a career-high 27 points and Michigan State upset No. 22 South Florida 83-73 on Thursday night at the New Orleans Shootout.

Colley was 9 of 16 from the field and made 9 of 10 free throws in leading the Spartans (9-3) to their fourth straight victory. Jenna Allen added 17 points and Taya Reimer 12.

The Spartans shot 52.5 percent and scored 24 points off 20 Bulls turnovers.

Laura Ferreira and Maria Jespersen scored 18 points apiece with Jesperson grabbing 11 rebounds for the Bulls. Laia Flores added 17 points and Kitija Laksa 15 for USF (10-3), which had a three-game winning streak broken.

Michigan State led 37-35 at halftime after a 9-0 run to close the second quarter. An 8-0 run to end the third period put the Spartans up 13 and they led by 17 early in the fourth. The Bulls were within eight with under four minutes left, but Colley put in a bucket and Allen added a layup and free throw to push the Spartans back ahead by 13 with 2:51 to go.