Michigan State holds of Utah

HONOLULU (AP) -- Kristin Haynie made a coast-to-coast layup with
2 seconds left to give Michigan State (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today; No. 13 AP) a 56-54 victory over
Utah in the first round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Friday.

Haynie scored the game's last six points and finished with 12 to
help Michigan State (3-0) thwart the Utes' comeback.

After Utah's Marie Warner hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 54 with 8
seconds remaining, Haynie wove through the Utes' defense for the
game-winning layup. She then intercepted Utah's inbounds pass at
midcourt to seal the victory.

Liz Shimek led the Spartans with 15 points and Lindsay Bowen
added 13.

Warner paced the Utes (1-2) with 12 points.

Utah, which trailed most of the game, took its first lead at
48-46 on Warner's jumper with 5:25 remaining. Her shot capped a
25-11 run by the Utes, erasing a 12-point deficit.

Both teams struggled from the field in the first half, when Utah
made just 7 of 23 shots and Michigan State shot 9-of-30. The
Spartans took an 11-3 lead to start the game and entered halftime
ahead 24-19.