Michigan State's win over Arizona was the Spartans' 22nd of the season. A win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament will tie them for the most wins in a season in program MSU history at 23, set in the 1976-77 season.
The win in the first round was the team's first in the NCAA Tournament since MSU defeated Portland, 75-70 in overtime, in 1997.
Liz Shimek racked up her sixth double-double (16 points, 13 rebounds) of the season and the tenth of her career. She also surpassed the 500 career rebound milestone.
Junior center Kelli Roehrig ended the game with 10 points, allowing her to surpass the 850 career-points mileston. She enters Tuesday's game against Texas with 858 career points.
Arizona Game Notes
With eight rebounds on the night, sophomore center Shawntinice Polk surpassed the Arizona single-season rebound record, which she set last season, of 335. She ended the season with 339 rebounds.
With her appearance in tonight's game, senior guard Aimee Gryzb became theArizona career leader in games played with 123. She also tied her season high in steals - with three - for the third time this year.
After the loss to Michigan State, the Wildcats ended their season with 24 wins, one win short of tying the program record of for victories(25) set by the 1990-00 squad.