A halftime tie made it look like maybe EMU could pull off this cool intrastate win in their own arena. But once MSU scored to begin the second half, points over turnovers killed the Eagles and the Spartans never relented with the lead. Miranda Tate led EMU with 18 points. India Hairston accounted for 10 points and nine rebounds and Natachia Watkins scored 11.
Michigan State 60, Eastern Michigan 49
By Matt Sussman