EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Aerial Powers scored 27 points and No. 17 Michigan State was perfect on 19 free throws in defeating Michigan 85-64 on Wednesday night.
Powers was 9-of-12 shooting and now has 1,502 career points in three seasons, passing Kristen Rasmussen (1996-2000) for eighth on the all-time Michigan State list.
Branndais Agee added a career-high 20 points, making 4 of 5 3-pointers, and Tori Jankoska scored 16. The Spartans (17-4, 8-2 Big Ten) shot 29 of 51 for 57 percent and were 8 of 17 from the arc in taking their fifth straight win.
Katelynn Flaherty scored 18 points to lead the Wolverines (12-10, 4-7), who shot 39 percent after coming into the game ranked fifth nationally at 49 percent.
Michigan State never trailed, led 48-28 at halftime and was up by as many as 29 late in the third quarter.
The Spartans are alone in second place, a game back of Ohio State and Maryland.
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