Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Women?s Basketball (11-4, 2-2 BIG EAST)

? Megan Duffy hit a running layup as the buzzer sounded to give No. 20 Notre Dame a 67-65 overtime victory over Marquette on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles forced the overtime when freshman Krystal Ellis hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the score at 57. Ellis then hit a three to start the overtime and led in overtime until Duffy, who scored 17 points in the second half, tied it with her three. Danielle Kamm led the Golden Eagles with 17 points, but had just six after halftime. Jasmine McCullough had 12 points and eight rebounds before fouling out late in the second half. Carolyn Kieger had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Quaye had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Led by a career-high from McCullough, Marquette ended its three-game slide with a 71-57 win at Syracuse. The junior forward was 9-of-14 from the floor, while pulling down seven rebounds, blocking four shots, and dishing out three assists in 32 minutes of action. Ellis scored 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor and a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line, while junior Christina Quaye added 14 points and five rebounds.

Men?s Basketball (12-5, 2-2 BIG EAST)

? Senior Steve Novak scored 25 points to lead Marquette to a 67-63 win over Seton Hall on Wednesday. Novak, co-Big East Player of the Week, shot 7-of-13 from the field, including 6-of-10 from three-point range, and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds. Freshman Dominic James had 13 points for the Golden Eagles. Mike Gansey scored a career-high 33 points despite hurting an ankle and Kevin Pittsnogle had 30 as No. 16 West Virginia broke its own Big East record with 20 3-pointers in a 104-85 victory over Marquette on Saturday. West Virginia went 20-of-38 from 3-point range, breaking the conference mark of 18 it set last year against Louisville in the NCAA regional finals. James led Marquette with 28 points, while senior Joe Chapman added 18. James and Gansey dominated play for much of the game. Gansey scored 17 of West Virginia's first 27 points and James had his career-high in points early in the second half.

Indoor Track & Field

? The Marquette track and field teams competed at the Badger Track Classic on Saturday. MU's best finishers included senior Brent DesRoches, who won the mile at 4:18.71 and junior Jeremy Williams, who finished second in the event at 4:27.04. Kyle Saginus won the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:43.44. On the women's side, MU picked up three event wins. Junior Kristina Malin took home a win in the 400 meters with a mark of 59.00. Sophomore Cassie Peller won the mile with a time of 5:00.83. Michaela Courntey won the 3,000 meters as the only finisher under 10 minutes, finishing 9:43.59.

Congratulations ...

? Senior Steve Novak was named BIG EAST Men?s Basketball Co-Player of the Week on Monday, January 9.

Games to Watch ...

Tuesday, January 17

? Men?s basketball concludes its three game road trip taking on DePaul at 7:30 p.m. in Rosemont, Ill.

Wednesday, January 18

? Women?s basketball returns home, hosting Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.

Friday, January 20

? Women?s tennis opens up its spring team competition season, visiting Illinois at 6 p.m.
? Men?s basketball hosts Notre Dame for the first time in BIG EAST play. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Bradley Center

Saturday, January 21

? The indoor track and field teams compete at the Gold Country Classic at the University of Minnesota at 10 a.m.
? Women?s basketball visits West Virginia at 2 p.m. EST in Morgantown, W.Va.


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