No. 24 Purdue 70, Michigan State 60
Jan. 04, 1998
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) _ Stephanie White scored 28 points and Ukari Figgs added 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds Sunday to lead No. 24 Purdue past Michigan State 70-60.
Mackenzie Curless' free throw with 1:05 left in the opening half broke a 34-34 tie and helped give the Boilermakers (8-4, 1-1 Big Ten) a 39-34 halftime edge. Purdue did not relinquish that lead.
Michigan State (5-8, 0-4) cut Purdue's lead to 66-60 on Pernille Dalgaard's basket, but was held scoreless over the final 2:31.
Michigan State was led by Jamie Wesley's 13 points. Maxann Reese and Becky Cummings added 12 points each.