5 Things for Feb 21: MSU Rains Threes in Win Over Purdue
1. When Michigan State lost at home to Nebraska Sunday, they really struggled shooting from the outside, hitting just 5-24 three pointers. They shot the ball well against Northwestern, but in their February 9 loss to Wisconsin the Spartans were just 5-19 from behind the arc.
MSU came out firing last night. In the first half, 19 of the Spartans 22 field goal attempts were from three point range. They hit 13 of those shots. For the game, MSU was 17-32 from behind the arc as the Spartans beat Purdue 94-79.
Gary Harris broke out of his shooting slump with 25 points. He had been 3-18 from three point range in his previous three games, and last night he was 6-9 on threes. Adreian Payne had 25 points. Keith Appling took just one shot in 25 minutes, but had nine assists.
2. There was some great Olympic hockey action yesterday, as the Canadian women's team mounted an incredible comeback to beat the Americans, 3-2. Canada scored two goals in the final 3:26 of regulation to tie the game, then won it in overtime.
The Men's Olympic team has a chance to get some revenge today, as they play Canada today at noon. The winner advances to the gold medal game.
3. The Michigan State women's basketball team continued their good play, as they beat Wisconsin 76-66. Becca Mills scored 15 points for MSU, who out-rebounded Wisconsin 34-25. They are 10-3 in conference and have won six of their last 7 games.
4. The Miami Heat went on the road and buried the Oklahoma City Thunder, 103-81. Russell Westbrook returned from injury and played 24 minutes, scoring 16 points. LeBron James led all scorers with 33 points.
5. The NBA trade deadline came and went yesterday, and the Pistons did not make any moves. There were not a ton of blockbuster trades. Evan Turner going to the Pacers was probably the biggest thing that happened.
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