Michigan State rolls past Michigan in Robyn Fralick’s rivalry debut

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Coming into the season, the Michigan women’s basketball team had won three straight against Michigan State and six of the last seven games in the rivalry.

On Saturday at the Breslin Center, Robyn Fralick and the Spartans put the losing streak to bed.

MSU defeated Michigan, 82-61, in Fralick’s first chance to coach against Michigan as MSU’s head coach and earned the program’s largest margin of victory over the Wolverines since 2016.

“It’s a scrapbook day,” Fralick said. “It’s a very memorable day. the game is different and it put it any other way would be to minimize it. It’s a different game for me. It’s a different game for our staff. It’s a different game for our players. We played like it was a different game and I was proud of us for doing that.”

After a back-and-forth first quarter, which ended with MSU leading 27-23, the home team pulled away in the second quarter and took an 18-point lead into halftime.

The lead kept growing as the Spartans finished with four players scoring in double figures, led by 20 points from junior point guard DeeDee Hagemann.

With the win, Michigan State improves to 15-5 (5-4 B1G) this season and will now get ready for a game on Tuesday at Rutgers.

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