Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Men?s Basketball (13-1, 1-0 C-USA)

? After trailing by as many as nine in the first half, Marquette used an 18-4 run to open the second half and defeated Tulane, 82-68, at Fogelman Arena in New Orleans on Saturday night. Senior point guard Travis Diener led the way for the Golden Eagles recording his second consecutive double-double with 21 points and 12 assists. Freshman Ryan Amoroso added a career high 18 points and eight rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench.

Diener, with 549 assists, needs one assists to tie Cordell Henry for second all-time at the school. Dameon Mason and Steve Novak were the only other Marquette players in double figures with 17 and 13, respectively.

The Green Wave responded by closing out the first half with a 10-5 run, punctuated by a three-pointer from half court by Taylor Rochestie. Tulane shot 59.3-percent to Marquette's 34.3-percent in the opening 20 minutes.

The second half was the total opposite of the first, with Marquette outscoring Tulane 51-30 and shooting 65.5 percent (19-for-29).

Women?s Basketball (10-4, 1-0 C-USA)

? Marquette defeated No. 19 DePaul, 63-57, on Sunday at the Al McGuire Center in a match up that is quickly becoming one of the best rivalries in women's college basketball. Marquette has won the last three meetings between the two teams by a combined total of only seven points.

DePaul held a 35-30 halftime lead, but Marquette came out of the break scoring nine points. The Golden Eagles took a 36-35 lead at the 15:59 mark when Lesley Juedes connected on a three-pointer, it was Marquette's first lead since the 15:59 mark of the first half.

Juedes finished the game with a career-high 21 points to lead all scorers. The senior forward was 5-of-9 from beyond the 3-point line.

The Blue Demons came back when they later went on a 12-2 run of their own, taking a 47-41 lead when Jenni Dant connected on a 3-pointer with 9:15 remaining. Juedes answered back with a 3-pointer that kicked off the 14-0 run for the Golden Eagles.

Congratulations ...

? Marquette junior midfielder Julie Thompson was named to the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-North/Central Regional Second Team on Jan. 4.

? Marquette junior Julie Thompson and sophomore Ashley George were both honored on Jan. 7 by Soccer Buzz as members of the 2004 All-Great Lakes teams. Thompson was named second team and George was named third team.

Games to Watch ...

Thursday, Jan. 13

? The Marquette men?s basketball team visits Memphis at 8 p.m. in a game televised nationally on ESPN2.

Friday, Jan. 14

? The Marquette women?s basketball team hosts Conference USA upstart Charlotte in a key early season league game at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.

Saturday, Jan. 15

? The track and field season gets underway with an indoor meet at the Carthage Invitational.

? The men?s basketball team returns home to take on USF at the Bradley Center at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 16

? The women?s basketball team wraps up a four-game home stand taking on East Carolina at noon at the Al McGuire Center.

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