EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Aerial Powers scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed six rebounds to help No. 18 Michigan State beat Purdue 68-56 on Wednesday night.
Powers was 10-of-16 shooting from the field and hit 4 of 5 free throws.
Powers had 15 points in the first half as Michigan State jumped out to a 37-24 lead. She scored six of the first 10 Spartan points of the second half to extend their lead to 47-28.
Michigan State went on an 8-0 run for a 66-40 lead with 4:28 remaining, but Purdue closed on a 16-2 run.
Tori Jankoska hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for Michigan State (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten), which has won three in a row and 11 of its last 13. Branndais Agee added 11 points.
Torrie Thornton, Ashley Morrissette and Dominique McBryde each scored nine points for Purdue (15-5, 6-3).
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