No. 24 Michigan State Holds Off UCLA, 47-43

Dec. 19, 2003

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Liz Shimek had 14 points and 11 rebounds as No. 24Michigan State beat UCLA 47-43 Friday night.

Kristin Haynie had 11 points and six assists for the Spartans (8-1) andLindsay Bowen added 10 points.

Lisa Willis led UCLA (3-4) with 13 points and four assists.

Michigan State made 10 of 25 shots in the first half and led by as many as12 points. The Spartans were in front 25-17 at halftime.

UCLA held Michigan State scoreless for a five-minute span in the second halfand pulled within two points three times.

A layup from Shimek put Michigan State up 44-40, and a basket from Haynieoff a missed Bruin free throw put the Spartans up 46-40 with 2:49 to play.

The Bruins shot 31.5 percent, and made just one of 13 3-point tries.

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