WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Kari Niblack scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting and No. 22 West Virginia edged No. 19 Michigan State 63-57 in the Florida Sunshine Classic on Saturday.
Kysre Gondrezick added 14 points and Tynice Martin 11, both making a pair of free throws in the final 20 seconds for the Mountaineers (8-1), who have won four straight.
West Virginia plays Syracuse on Sunday. Syracuse defeated Michigan State on Friday in the round-robin tournament.
Nia Clouden had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Spartans (7-4) and Shay Colley added 11 points.
West Virginia made 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter while Michigan State went just 5 of 19 from the field, 1 of 6 behind the arc, and was just 4 of 7 from the foul line. The Spartans had a string of six straight misses in the fourth quarter and missed their last three shots in the final minute.
Neither team shot better than 35% but West Virginia went 17 of 20 from the foul line to MSU’s 10 of 17.
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