Tori Jankoska scored 42 points, breaking Michigan State’s single-game and all-time scoring record in a 94-75 win over No. 11 Ohio State on Tuesday night. The 5-foot-8 senior guard started the night six points away from Aerial Powers’ scoring record of 1,817 and needed just a few minutes to surpass her with two 3-pointers and a layup. She scored her final point on a free throw with 3:34 left, breaking Maxann Reese’s mark of 41 points on Jan. 29, 1999, against Iowa. Jankoska was given a rousing ovation when she was taken out of the game, for the first time, with 1:06 left and 1,853 points.
Jankoska breaks record, Spartans take down Buckeyes State News
Tuesday was a night filled with victory for MSU Women’s Basketball as senior guard Tori Jankoska became the program’s new all-time leading scorer and the team defeated Ohio State University, 94-75. Jankoska scored 42 points against the Buckeyes to overtake Ariel Powers’ record of 1,817 career points. Janoska now has a total of 1,853 career points after the OSU game.
Couch: Jankoska’s merciless spirit leads to record-setting night Lansing State Journal
To understand why Tuesday night’s record-setting, Buckeye-thumping performance happened as it did for Tori Jankoska and Michigan State’s women’s basketball team, one should experience the competitive wrath of Jankoska. It is not kind or sympathetic. Her tone can be jarring, her words cruel. But they are not uncaring. They are meant to be constructive.
Tori Jankoska sets two MSU records in upset of Ohio State MLive
Tori Jankoska wasted very little time in setting one Michigan State University record. So the former Freeland High School star decided to set another. The Michigan State senior, who needed seven points to set the MSU women’s basketball career scoring record, scored eight points before the first quarter ended.