Michigan State women's basketball struggles late, falls at home to Purdue

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EAST LANSING — Star guard Nia Clouden had a rare quiet showing offensively.

And for some time Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center, the Michigan State women's basketball team looked like it could find a way to overcome it and get a third Big Ten victory.

But that wasn't the case.

The Spartans went cold from the field in the final quarter while suffering a 69-59 setback to Purdue.

MSU led 44-43 entering the final quarter and got a basket early in the fourth from Taiyier Parks.

But that would be the last basket MSU (8-7, 2-2 Big Ten) would score for more than four minutes. Purdue (11-4, 2-2) went on a 12-0 run in that span while gaining control to win its fifth straight.

Parks had a team-high 16 points to lead MSU. Clouden had a season-low seven points.

Contact Brian Calloway at bcalloway@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @brian_calloway.

This article originally appeared on Lansing State Journal: Michigan State women's basketball falls to Purdue

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