No. 13 Purdue Extends Win Streak To 10, Tops Michigan State 67-49

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KK Houser drives to the basket.

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KK Houser drives to the basket.
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Jan. 23, 2012

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Alex Guyton and Chelsea Jones each scored 12 points to help No. 13 Purdue defeat Michigan State 67-49 on Monday night.

Brittany Rayburn scored 11 points, KK Houser finished with 10 and Courtney Moses added eight points and six assists for the Boilermakers (17-3, 7-0), who won their 10th straight and remained alone atop the Big Ten standings. Jones had 10 points in the second half and finished with six rebounds.

Lykendra Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Kiana Johnson added 14 points for the Spartans (12-8, 4-3), who lost their third straight after a 4-0 start in league play.

Purdue held Michigan State to 28.1 percent shooting and a season-low point total. The Boilermakers have held every opponent under 38 percent shooting during their winning streak.

The Spartans had won five straight against Purdue, including the last two at Mackey Arena.

Michigan State missed nine of its first 11 shots, helping Purdue build a 14-4 lead. When the Spartans weren't missing shots, they were recklessly turning the ball over, coughing it up 11 times in the first half.

Guyton scored 10 in the first half to help Purdue take a 33-15 lead into the break. The Boilermakers held the Spartans to 23 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes.

Michigan State rallied in the second half and cut Purdue's lead to 45-32 on a free throw by Jasmine Hines. The Boilermakers responded quickly with a jumper by Jones, a pair of free throws by Houser and a putback by Jones.

Michigan State rallied again, and a basket by Hines trimmed Purdue's lead to 53-41 and forced the Boilermakers to call timeout with 5:33 remaining. The Boilermakers then held the Spartans scoreless for more than three minutes to put the game out of reach.