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Women lose, still claim outright Big Ten title with Penn State loss to Purdue

February 24, 2011
Senior forward Cetera Washington, right, hugs her teammate red-shirted junior Lykendra Johnson after raising the Big Ten Champion banner in Breslin Center on Thursday after the home game against Ohio State. Lauren Wood/The State News
Senior forward Cetera Washington, right, hugs her teammate red-shirted junior Lykendra Johnson after raising the Big Ten Champion banner in Breslin Center on Thursday after the home game against Ohio State. Lauren Wood/The State News —
Photo by Lauren Wood | and Lauren Wood The State News

With a chance to clinch its first ever outright Big Ten championship Thursday night the No. 8 MSU women’s basketball team lost to Ohio State, 54-53.

Sophomore guard Jasmine Thomas had a chance to win the game on a last-second shot for the Spartans (24-4 overall, 12-3 Big Ten) but the jumper from the left wing went long.

OSU’s Jantel Lavender led all scorers with 24, while junior forward Lykendra Johnson led MSU with 16 points and 17 rebounds.

Despite the loss, MSU still clinches its first-ever outright Big Ten title after Penn State’s 51-49 loss to Purdue.

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