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Spartans slip by Northern Iowa, 69-66

March 20, 2011
Senior forward Kalisha Keane, center, celebrates the teams win along with her teammates junior Lykendra Johnson, left, and Brittney Thomas, right, after the time expired in the NCAA Tournament first round game against Northern Iowa University on Sunday night at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats, 69-66, advancing them to the second round game on Tuesday. Lauren Wood/The State News
Senior forward Kalisha Keane, center, celebrates the teams win along with her teammates junior Lykendra Johnson, left, and Brittney Thomas, right, after the time expired in the NCAA Tournament first round game against Northern Iowa University on Sunday night at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats, 69-66, advancing them to the second round game on Tuesday. Lauren Wood/The State News —
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The MSU women’s basketball teamed survived a first-round upset scare from Northern Iowa and pulled out the 69-66 victory.

The Spartans (27-5) didn’t score in the last 1:53, after leading 37-28 at halftime.

MSU handed Northern Iowa (27-6) its first loss in twenty games.

Senior forward Kalisha Keane led the Spartans with 17 points, and added six assists, two steals and three blocks.

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