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Badger women fall at #11 Michigan State 62-43

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Kalisha Keane had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Porsche Poole also scored 12 points, and No. 11 Michigan State overcame a rocky start and beat Wisconsin 62-43 Thursday night for its 12th straight win.

Brittney Thomas and Klarissa Bell added 10 points each as the balanced Spartans (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) trailed 20-10, then used a 30-4 run that spanned both halves to win their 15th straight at home and extend the best start in school history.

Alyssa Karel had 16 points for the Badgers (7-8, 2-1), who had beaten the Spartans four straight times.

Keane finished 4 for 16 from the field after missing nine of 10 shots in the first half. Lykendra Johnson had 10 of her 12 rebounds and all four of her blocked shots in the first half as Michigan State scored the last 11 points for a 21-20 lead.

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