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MSU English professor William Penn will return to teaching next semester despite his widely publicized alleged anti-Republican rant during the first week of classes. According to the MSU schedule of courses, Penn is set to teach both ENG 228, Intro to Fiction Writing, and ENG 428, Advanced Fiction Writing, during the spring semester. ENG 228 currently is at full capacity, with all 25 spots filled. “Professor William Penn will be assigned to teach two small courses next semester in creative writing,” MSU spokesman Kent Cassella said in a statement. “In the meantime, as part of MSU’s commitment to create a learning environment characterized by mutual respect and civility, a faculty committee created by Academic Governance continues to review the responsibilities of faculty members and the impact of social media on teaching and learning.” Penn was placed on paid suspension after a video of the rant went viral and was criticized on conservative talk shows. Penn’s rant, which was videotaped by a student present on the first day of class, included statements such as: “They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.” The controversy ignited a debate on campus and across the state about professorial conduct and the limits of academic freedom. “I was appalled,” Lyons said in a previous interview. “It doesn’t matter if it was Democrat or Republican … it was hateful in nature. It puts into question how open minded people can be in his class.” Political science sophomore Evan Schrage was behind the camera during Penn’s IAH 207 class and captured about nine minutes of Penn’s outburst. In a prior inter view, Schrage said although he was happy the university took action reprimanding Penn, he was not completely satisfied. “I don’t see how a slap on the wrist and a paid vacation is an appropriate punishment.” Schrage said. “I think they need to take further action.” Schrage is a member of MSU College Republicans See PENN on page 2 u

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Sophomore quarterback Connor Cook and freshman running back Delton Williams high-five on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Spartans defeated the Cornhuskers, 41-28.

Turnovers on defense, clutch fake FG lead way in huge road victory By Stephen Brooks THE STATE NEWS nn

LINCOLN, Neb. – With a historic opportunity in their grasp, they ran a “Charlie Brown,” but they didn’t pull a Charlie Brown — whiffing and falling flat. The then-No. 14-ranked Spartans strolled into one of college football’s most hallowed sanctuaries and used a crafty fake field goal to power their 41-28 win, the program’s first win against Nebraska in eight tries. spartan football


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Junior punter Mike Sadler runs the ball during a fake field goal attempt against Nebraska on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

MSU (9-1 overall, 6-0 Big Ten) was ahead by six and facing fourth-and-1 at the Cornhuskers’ 27-yard line early in the fourth quarter when head coach Mark Dantonio ordered the trickery named after the “Peanuts” main character. Once again, junior punter Mike Sadler was the secret weapon and designated ball-carrier on the deceptive play, this time as the holder on the field goal unit. Freshman kicker Michael Gei-

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See FOOTBALL on page 2 u LINCOLN, Neb. – During the course of a football game, there are defining moments that make the difference between a win and a loss. And when taking a look at the outcome, the direction the coin falls often is up to the human response when the time comes. While many will cite junior punter Mike Sadler’s “Charlie Brown” fake field goal with the Spartans leading by six points in the fourth quarter as the turning point of Saturday’s game against Nebraska, the true defining moment of the game hap-

pened just four plays later via sophomore quarterback Connor Cook. Setting up shop on Nebraska’s 27-yard line on 3rd and 13, Cook dropped back in pocket seeing vertical seams up the middle with the Huskers showing Cover 0 defense. He patiently broke down the weakness in the defenders before seeing a beam of light in the direction of junior wide receiver Keith Mumphery. Cook then uncorked a rocket of a pass, not unlike many he’s thrown before, hitting Mumphery in stride for a 27-yard touchdown setting off a moment of elation on the sideline.

Take a moment to soak it in. Exhale. Cook’s composure down the stretch on top of a five-turnover day for the defense allowed the No. 13 Spartans (9-1 overall, 6-0 Big Ten) to walk out of Memorial Stadium with a share of the Legends Division title in the program’s first ever victory against Nebraska (7-3, 4-2). “I just knew that we needed a touchdown to kind of seal the deal and get a bigger cushion for us as an offense and as a

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For almost 80 years, Goodrich’s Shop-Rite Inc. has had a distinct presence in East Lansing, providing a family-owned grocery shopping experience since 1936. That run may be coming to an end. A new development in the Trowbridge Plaza area of East Lansing could push the store out, something that has some community members and the Goodrich

family concerned. The Trowbridge Plaza project is a proposed $24 million mixed-use development update that would be located at the corner of South Harrison Road and Trowbridge Road. The project would redevelop the area next to University United Methodist Church, which currently consists of the Goodrich’s Shop-Rite store, a Wendy’s and a Subway. Kevin McGraw president of Caddis Development Group, LLC told the East Lansing Planning Commission at its Wednes-

“The current status of what is being presented is very stressful to them — this community is a part of them.” Kevin McGraw, Caddis Development Group president

day meeting that the project has three anchors: a housing complex, the Wendy’s and a grocery store. The project would redevelop the plaza and includes a five story apartment complex and the redevelopment of the Wendy’s. McGraw said he has had two offers of stores that also want to

be a part of the development. He said he doesn’t want to evict Goodrich’s, but said they would have to go if they didn’t meet his terms of the development project. “What we did is give Goodrich’s the exact same terms and said if (they) can match those terms, we would work with them instead,”

McGraw said. “We also told them if they can come close to those terms we would work with them.” Goodrich family lawyer Bruce Brown said Goodrich’s wants to be a part of the new project. “The current status of what is being presented is very stressful to them — this community is a part of them, and they feel they are a big part of the community,” Brown said. “(The store) would like to stay (but) they are accepting, as hard as it may be, that maybe in this world that won’t work.”

Brown said the family feels pushed out of the project in some respects. “This community is not only an entrance to MSU, it’s the community that’s there right now. Goodrich’s has been a long-standing part of that, and would like to still be a part of that. In some ways they feel pushed out of this thing,” he said. McGraw said at the meeting that the store’s ability to modernize will be the way they can stay See GOODRICH’S on page 2 u

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Graduate leadership institute held The Office of Graduate Student Life & Wellness organized the first Graduate Student Leadership Institute on Saturday, co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate, and Office for International Students and Scholars. The event was geared toward getting graduate students to focus on their disciplines and apply leadership skills in their field. The event kicked off at 9 a.m. with three discussions, similar to TED talks. The speakers included MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman, Executive Director of MSU Global Christine Geith and BEACON Diversity Director Judi Brown Clarke. “Student(s) will leave with a personalized leadership statement and a plan for how to develop,” said Matt Helm, director of the Office of Graduate Student Life and Wellness. Helm said students had to formulate an assessment of their leadership potential through the talks and had to interact with their peers about it. Paul Artale, coordinator of leadership and financial education at the Office for Graduate Student Life and Wellness, said graduate students need more specific leadership guidance since they most likely have had leadership positions in the undergraduate level. NOLLY DAKROURY

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ger lined up for a 44-yard attempt when Sadler pulled the ball at the last minute — as Lucy does to Charlie Brown countless times in the cartoon — before pushing, spinning and muscling his way for a 3-yard gain with Geiger as his lead blocker. “Power” is the word Dantonio used to describe Sadler’s second successful special teams sneak attack this season. Three plays later, sophomore quarterback Connor Cook tossed a laser-sharp 27-yard touchdown to junior receiver Keith Mumphery, giving MSU the separation it needed to clinch a share of the Legends Division at Memorial Stadium.


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team,” Cook said. “I always have belief in myself, but my main goal is just that we need points. A field goal, a touchdown, whatever it is, we need it and I’m going to do whatever I possibly can to lead my team down.” It’s not unheard of to drown in the sea of red, as several Spartan teams have before. Even in a successful 2011 season led by the now-mythical former quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Spartans traveled to Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium and got their teeth kicked in during a 24-3 affair. It was a total and complete annihilation of arguably head coach Mark Dantonio’s best MSU team. Yet, Cook and this year’s version of the Spartans proved Nebraska can be beaten and, in the process, that a trip to the Rose Bowl isn’t as unattainable as once imagined. Week by week, the Spartans keep breaking down

“That’s kind of this season in a nutshell right there,” senior linebacker Max Bullough said. “We came to play. We came to win.” It wasn’t MSU’s best win — it yielded a season-high 392 yards of offense and Nebraska’s (7-3, 4-2) star running back Ameer Abdullah became the first player to rush for 100-plus yards against its defense. But it was the biggest win in a long time. The Spartans now require just one win in the final two games (or a Minnesota loss to Wisconsin this weekend) to book a return trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship. “I thought our defense (was) a little uncharacteristic there,” Dantonio said. “They were able to run the ball more effectively than we thought.” Giving season Charlie Brown likely is shelved for another week if the Spartans capitalized more efficiently on Nebraska’s three first-quarter turnovers. MSU took over in Cornhusker territory after all three, but had just 10 points to show for it. Nebraska gave the ball away

barriers they set for themselves with early season struggles against Western Michigan and South Florida. By now, it’s almost humorous to reflect on the stagnant offense. Remember the “We want Terry” chants? Nobody’s chanting anymore. Remember hoping the defense would stay on the field because they’re the only ones scoring points? Those days are over. Even as the box score shows five turnovers for the defense — two of which actually were forced by the Spartans — it was Cook and the offense who grew up. And for a team chasing a Big Ten championship and a potential BCS bowl game, that ultimately will be the difference. It wasn’t perfect, nor was it a even close to a pretty win for either side of the ball — Dantonio and the players acknowledge that much is true. But by showing the genuine ability to string together big plays in defining moments, it’d be hard to believe the wins won’t keep coming. Dillon Davis is a State News football reporter. Reach him at

five times on the day — most of which were unforced errors by MSU — with four coming in the first half. Yet Nebraska only trailed by a manageable 13-point margin at halftime. Backup running back Imani Cross busted a 51-yard scoring scamper up the gut of the Spartan defense on Nebraska’s first possession of the third quarter. It was a sizeable dent in the nation’s No. 1 defense, and ignited the red-filled crowd of 90,872. After Sadler pinned the Cornhuskers on their own 1-yard line, quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was stripped of the ball while running an option play, and MSU recovered the final turnover 3 yards from the end zone. Junior running back Jeremy Langford turned it into six points quickly, powering in his second touchdown run of the day to make it 27-14 MSU. Langford has continued to evolve into one of MSU’s most lethal weapons offensively, posting 151 yards and three scores. “We didn’t lose that football game because of a lack of effort or a lack of want-to,” Nebraska

Continued head coach Bo Pelini said. Pelini’s resilient quarterback kept the game within reach, though, by launching an impressive 38-yard pass to receiver Kenny Bell in the end zone. Sadler’s run setup Cook’s touchdown pass to push MSU ahead by two possessions and, just as he did in the last game versus Michigan, Langford iced the game with a breakaway touchdown run late in the fourth quarter — this time from 37 yards out. “I thought it was a really big statement, especially against a really good team like Nebraska,” Cook said. ‘This is a moment’ Dantonio-led Spartan teams now have won in every Big Ten stadium. Besting Nebraska gave MSU’s seniors their 38th career victory, making them the winningest class in school history. The win bumped the Spar-



Some thought previous punishment for Penn following rant was not as severe as needed

McGraw says grocery store will help East Lansing retain young professionals

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but has maintained his decision to record and release the video was not politically motivated. Schrage declined to comment Sunday. Although some thought Penn’s punishment was not severe enough, others dissented. Mae Kuykendall, an MSU law professor and president of the MSU chapter of American Association of University Professors, said in a previous interview that Penn’s punishment was “a massively punitive measure to take toward a faculty member.” Kuykendall also said if Penn were to file a lawsuit against the university claiming his academic freedom was infringed upon, he might have success.

in the project. “I’ve gotten to know the (family) in the last couple of months. They are a great tenant, great people, my family shops there, but if they are the reason this project can’t be redeveloped (that’s not good),” he said. “You need modernization, there are very successful entities that want to come in and revitalize the area.” McGraw said the grocery store will help East Lan-


tans up one spot in the Associated Press poll to No. 13 on Sunday. “I am very, very happy for all our Spartans everywhere,” Dantonio said. “This is a moment — a moment we can … take in.” The odds are overwhelmingly in MSU’s favor to return to the Big Ten title game, and be forever known as the only two-time Legends Division champions before the conference realigns into East and West divisions . Barring any major upsets, it will be Ohio State and MSU in Indy. MSU closes out the regular season traveling to Northwestern on Saturday before finishing against Minnesota at home. “That’s where we want to be,” Bullough said. “We put ourselves in a position where we can sit here and talk about how they gashed us in the run game … but we won. And that’s the difference between being 7-6 … and hopefully competing for the championship at the end of the year.”

sing retain and attract young professionals. “The grocery store needs to be modernized, that’s what people want. Without that, we can’t redevelop the site,” he said. “If it’s it not Goodrich’s, it is going to be someone else that you guys will be very pleased with.” East Lansing resident Brendan Boyle spoke at the meeting and said the lack of public input has been a problem with the development. Boyle said the public has had meetings on the development and does not think the removal of Goodrich’s would be a benefit for the community. “At the second meeting, we learned there would be no continuation with businesses in the current commercial strip during renovation, in effect killing Goodrich’s store,” Boyle said.

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Lansing residents Grace Crowley, 6, and Nolan Crowley, 3, dig for artifacts in the dirt as part of an activity for the ‘Dig the Past’ event Saturday at the MSU Museum.

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Groups of families, children and members of the MSU Campus Archeology Program played in the dirt acquiring artifacts during a day filled with learning and f un on Saturday at the MSU Museum. T he children learned through involvement w ith hands-on activities in a Dig the Past event, which included sifting through dirt to find real artifacts loaned by MSU’s teaching education collection. The event was sponsored by the archaeology program, which is part of MSU’s Department of Anthropology. Participants dug up arrowheads and other artifacts that were hundreds of years old, then examined the material under microscopes. The event was meant to provide a real-life simulation of an archeologist’s job, teaching people that archaeology isn’t simply about digging up dinosaur bones. “The purpose of Dig the Past is to educate and engage visi-

tors to the museum, primarily children, about what archeologists really do and what archeology is really about,� said Adr ian ne Dagget t, a doctoral candidate in t he anthropology department. Anthropology and history junior Allison Apland said she became more passionate about teaching others what it feels like to discover something after conducting a field school study in Belize during the summer. “I think that archeology is something that’s really good to learn hands-on as opposed to just sitting in a class, and especially for kids, I think it ’s a really cool hands-on experience,� Apland said. “It’s good practice to just be able to explain how it works and teach people why it’s important.� The event attracted visitors from all over the state and even from outside Michigan. MSU alumnus Rick Halker of Sylvania, Ohio, was passing through the area for his son’s hockey game this weekend and found the event online. “When I told them that this was going on today on the way up, this is what they were



most excited about,� Halker said. “They were both asking a lot of questions, and (it) looks like the people helping and running it were teaching them pretty well.� Next semester, the MSU Museum will host four more sessions similar to Dig the Past, with one session each month. “If they walk away from it with a sense of what archeology is versus what paleontology is, that archeologists don’t dig up fossils, then I mean that ’s something,� Daggett said.

As a child in Taiwan, music performance doctoral student Chi-Hui Kao listened to renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and dreamt of the opportunity to play alongside him. On Tuesday, Kao and two other College Ma of Music students will be given the opportunity to play with, listen to and learn from the cellist in a graduate-level class at Fairchild Theatre. “It is a different experience when you watch a performer,� Kao said. “It will be a wonderful experience.� Ma will make his first stop in East Lansing on Monday to perform a sold-out show at the Wharton Center with Kathryn Stott, an internationally known performer and one of Britain’s most versatile pianists. Ma has collaborated with her for nearly 30 years. Since the age of five, Ma has been performing classical music. 53 years later, he has earned a Harvard University degree and numerous awards, become a member of the President’s Com-

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to meet Ma and play for him, just as Bagratuni did more than 20 years ago. Bagratuni said he met the famous cellist his first year in the U.S., after he sought out Ma for a letter of recommendation. “He was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to hear me,� Bagratuni said. “I played for him in his home for about a half an hour to 40 minutes. He said, ‘Well, whatever you need me to do, I will do it for you,’ and he wrote me the letter of recommendation. “He’s a wonderful man and wonderful cellist. It’s not very often you meet people who can combine those two qualities together so nicely.�


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mittee on the Arts and the Humanities and has cultivated audiences around the globe. After seeing Ma perform in Taiwan as a teenager, and again with the Boston Symphony Orchestra two years ago, Kao said she jumped at the opportunity to perform with him and watch him perform with Stott at Wharton Center. “I was touched by his music,� Kao said. “I cannot believe that I can listen to his music again at MSU.� When professor of cello Suren Bagratuni found out Ma would be coming to MSU, he said he was extremely pleased that his students would have an opportunity

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fter more than a decade of mismanagement and uncertaint y, plans for the blighted group of buildings near Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road are moving forward. City approval and the continued involvement of the developer who originally failed to bring a previous plan to fruition now stand between current plans and construction. DTN Management Co. revealed first drafts — some good, others bad — for the space during a public meeting Thursday. One option includes a restaurant across from Rick’s American Café, a farmer’s market, a grocery store where Dublin Square Irish Pub now is, an apartment structure and a park. The second plan requires moving Evergreen Avenue to make room for a pub-

— Nolly Dakroury, State News staff reporter Now pl a n s t o lic green space and also includes a restaurant demol ish Spa r ta n on the corner. Both drafts include plans for Read the rest online at a 12-story hotel and apartment structure, and Village are moving forward, making living Dublin Square might move to a different locain the city cost-effective tion depending on negotiations with DTN. Although additional green space would be is an even greater priority. a bonus, residents and students would bene- This is the perfect opportunity to create more fit more from a grocery store student housing or to and farmer’s market. Especial- After years of diversify residents downtown ly since a park is included in disappointment and by making apartments accessi- has exclusive rights to negotiations until Dec. the first plan and Valley Court ble for either young profession- 11. Unfortunately, those affiliated with the forPark is at most a 10-minute walk failure, a grocery als or young families. away, there are better uses for store and new mer project have been clinging onto ownership The options on the table for of the property since it went into foreclosure, the space than a plaza area. the most part look promising, and just recently redeemed it. The closest grocery stores are apartments are miles from campus and down- exactly what the city but as we learned from the failDTN Management Co. President Colin Croure of City Center II, even the nin said he’s confident the parcel of land will town. An affordable store with- needs. best laid plans can go awry. Cue be back in DTN’s hands, and East Lansing City in walking distance could save Strathmore Development Co., Manager George Lahanas said plans for the Park students from doing their shopthe developer in charge of pre- District will move ahead regardless of whether ping at CVS Pharmacy or having to ride on the bus to a large grocery store vious plans to revive the chunk of land. City Center II Project sells the parcel. Strathmore was officially ousted from the job such as Kroger or Meijer. But we’re nervous that yet again, Chappelle If officials still want to retain permanent res- in June 2012, when city council deemed City is holding the property hostage and will play idents and make East Lansing a less transient Center II financially infeasible. But City Cen- a role in the success or failure of downtown city, building another hotel is not the right step. ter Two Project LLC, which is affiliated with development. Although it’s likely the hotel could draw suf- Strathmore, still owns a huge parcel of land For the success of the project, DTN and the ficient customers, East Lansing does not need planned to be used for the Park District proj- city of East Lansing must do everything in their another hotel on top of Kellogg Center and the ect: the dilapidated building across from Rick’s power to get the property out of Chappelle’s Marriott at University Place. What we need is American Cafe. DTN has been in negotiations hands. more affordable housing for students and low- with Strathmore Development Co. President After years of disappointment and failure, a er-income young families, and it’s encouraging Scott Chappelle and others affiliated with the grocery store and new apartments are exactly that both plans also include apartment space. former project for months to buy the land, and what this city needs.

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“Giving someone else your student ID also means giving them access to your Spartan cash, meal dining that the student has paid for. How nice if you hand over all those for free! Plus if you work in one of the restricted research labs that you have to scan in with card access you are opening up the experiments to liability issues.” Spartanmama, Nov. 17

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“‘Hey I’ll give you $20 for your Purdue ticket, but instead of going to the game I’m going to go to the chemistry building and use your ID to get into a restricted lab so I can play with chemicals and blow something up, then blame it on you! Then I’m gonna play with my time machine!’ - said no one borrowing another student’s ID, EVER” Spartyismyhubby, Nov. 18

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Take care of yourself during flu season


ell, it’s that time of year again. The leaves changed, winter jackets have been dusted off and the coughs and sniffles are in full swing. The cold and flu season is just kicking off, and already I have been affected. I have been battling a virus for the past week. Living on a college campus, the spread of sickness is a serious concern. It is easy for one person to catch something and then spread it around their dormitory in a week. Let me state the obvious: cover your mouth when you cough. I have seen countless people coughing their cloud of sickness into the air without any attempt to control it. That one is just common courtesy. On top of that, it always is a good idea to not use your hands when covering your mouth. You use your hands constantly throughout the day. If you cough into your hands, you basically are setting your germs on a

spreading something to your peers. golden platter to be served to any Any of the medical centers object you come in contact with. around campus will give you a docThe Centers for Disease Control and tors’ note, and any decent profesPrevention recommends using a tissor should understand. According to sue to cover coughs and sneezes, then Olin Health Center, students’ absencimmediately discarding it. If there es should be excused if they experiare no tissues, cough into your upper ence flu-like illnesses. sleeve, not your hand. I like to think that Students also need staff reporter I am a good student to use their best judgand I rarely miss classment when determines. But last week I had ing if they should miss to make the tough classes. With finals choice to get some looming, many sturest instead of headdents might ignore ing to class. If I didn’t their illness to be let myself recovpresent for lectures. er, I would feel much While your diliDerek Gartee worse. I even had gence is to take a day off of able, the rest of us — work for some R&R. your classmates — Finally, make sure you are comwill be harmed for it. pletely healthy before you return One of the best ways to get betto business as usual. Nobody wants ter is by resting and staying home. to miss out on any great weekYour body needs to have time to work end social activities, but your health through the sickness. Not only that, should be the main concern. but going to a huge lecture hall with If you are thinking about going a nasty cough or sneeze only furout and drinking with friends, you thers the likelihood that you are

might want to wait until you are back at 100 percent. If you are taking medicine such as antibiotics, you should If you definitely stay away cough from any kind of alcointo your hol until you are done with the medicine. hands, you Some medicines can basically react very negatively with alcohol, rangare setting ing anywhere from your drowsiness to potengerms on tial heart problems and internal bleeding. a golden The cold and flu seaplatter to son is an annual battle for college students and be served let’s face it, we will lose. to any So when you inevitably object you fall under the weather, hopefully some of these come in tips come in handy. contact Derek Gartee is a State News staff with.” reporter. Reach him at

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Combined points women’s basketball has scored in consecutive games, their highest two-game total ever.

Women’s basketball beats No. 23 dayton in ot By Derek Blalock THE STATE NEWS nn

It went down to the wire and needed an overtime period to finish, but the No. 19 MSU women’s basketball team pulled out a nail-biting 96-89 win against No. 23 Dayton on Sunday. The Spartans (2-1 overall) were led by redshirt freshman guard Aerial Powers and freshman guard Tori Jankoska with 24 points each with senior forward Annalise Pickrel scoring 21 of her own. Despite her nine turnovers, including a few crucial ones in the final minutes of the second half, Powers came out with one of her best all-around games, head coach Suzy Merchant said. Powers finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals. “I love her aggressiveness,” Merchant said. “Sometimes that can get her in trouble with decision making, but she played so hard today, you got to, at times, go with it.” Despite leading much of the game, MSU found itself trading punches with Dayton down the stretch. With MSU trailing by two with a minute left in play, Pickrel was fouled on her way for a layup — she made both free throws to tie the game at 74. Powers immediately stole the inbound pass, which led to an easy basket by sophomore guard Cara Miller to erupt the crowd. But Dayton guard Amber Deane was able to make her own layup and draw a foul from senior guard Klarissa Bell. She proceeded to make the free throw, giving Dayton a onepoint lead.

With the new NCAA rules by making it harder for defenders to make contact on the ball handler, Merchant said her emphasis on offense is to drive baseline and kick the ball out. “I’ve watched a lot of film, and I still got to figure it out myself — what’s a block and a charge,” Merchant said. “There’s definitely an emphasis for us on putting the ball on the floor and attacking the rim (offensively).” In the first half, Dayton stayed in the game, going 9-11 from the free throw line, but only shot about 19 percent (6-32) from the field. After MSU contained Dayton for much of the first half, the Flyers shot much better in the remainder of the game (22-44)

After making a big steal, Powers made a poor turnover which led Bell to foul Deane again, but Deane only could hit one shot from the line. Powers quickly tied MSU up again with a 7-foot jumper. MSU had the ball again with .08 seconds on the clock, but a five-second violation gave Dayton the ball back on its side of the court. The Flyers got one quick shot off, but it banked off the rim to force overtime. In overtime, MSU controlled much of the play and forced Dayton into attempting a couple late 3-pointers to no avail. The game also was plagued with 56 fouls, and both teams went to the free-throw line a combined 70 times.

game. Hoover had a game-high 25 points, but fouled out with a little more than a minute left in regulation. Ally Malott helped Dayton’s high-scoring offense with 19 points of her own and had 15 rebounds. Deane also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists. Jankoska also had nine rebounds for MSU and finished 4-for-7 from 3-point range. With freshman Jankoska and

Powers performing at such a high level in an intense environment, Pickrel said it takes pressure off of veterans, such as her and Bell. “My freshman year I certainly would not have been able to do that — their composure and their fight,” Pickrel said. “They just followed really well and, at points, they were the leaders.”

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to get back in the mix. MSU reached its largest lead of 15 points with about 16 minutes left in the second half, but Dayton cut the lead to four with baskets on four of the next five possessions, including a corner 3-pointer by Flyers guard Andrea Hoover. With seven minutes left, Flyers guard Celeste Edwards hit a layup and hit the and-one after being fouled. It was Dayton’s first lead since just two minutes into the

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