Spartans upend Penn State to advance to Big Ten final

By The Sports Network
March 9, 2013 - 10:03pm

Hoffman Estates, IL (Sports Network) - Jasmine Thomas tallied 19 points and six rebounds as Michigan State earned its way to the Big Ten Championship game by ousting eighth-ranked Penn State, 54-46, on Saturday.

Becca Mills was the most consistent shooter on the floor, converting on 7- of-13 attempts to score 16 points. She also grabbed nine boards and blocked three shots for the Spartans (24-7), who will take on third-seeded Purdue in the conference title game on Sunday.

Maggie Lucas had 23 points a