Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Men?s Basketball (14-2, 2-1 C-USA)

? A 20-3 run to start the game by Memphis (9-7, 2-0 C-USA) proved to be too much for Marquette to overcome as they fell, 78-68, at the FedEx Forum on Thursday night. Rodney Carney led the way for the Tigers scoring a season-high 29 points on 10-of-20 shooting from the field, including 6-of-10 from three. Darius Washington and Anthony Rice added 20 and 17, respectively, for Memphis. Marquette was led by sophomore Dameon Mason?s 20 points, along with 16 each from Ryan Amoroso and Travis Diener. Amoroso also added a career-high 12 rebounds.

After fighting relentlessly for the lead during the second half, Todd Townsend came up with a big play for Marquette with 5.2 seconds left that sealed a 66-64 win over USF Saturday night at the Bradley Center. After being down by as many as 11, the Golden Eagles wrestled their way back to take the lead with 4:08 left. Falling behind again by as many as three, Marquette trailed down 64-63 after Marly Bryant made a layup with 23 seconds left. The Golden Eagles called a timeout to set up their offensive set and Travis Diener found an open Townsend under the basket.

Women?s Basketball (11-5, 2-1 C-USA)

? Christina Quaye?s 14 second half points were not enough for a comeback as Charlotte defeated Marquette, 60-54, at the Al McGuire Center on Friday night. Quaye finished the game with a game high 16 points. Carolyn Kieger added 14 points for the Golden Eagles. The 49ers relied on a stifling, full court press that frustrated Marquette throughout the game. Marquette cut the lead to as little as four with less than four minutes remaining, but missed a number of scoring opportunities. Pam Brown?s three-point play with 35.1 second left made the score 59-52 to put the game out of Marquette?s reach.

Marquette used two runs to take control and beat East Carolina on Sunday, 76-51, at the Al McGuire Center. It was Marquette's fourth win in five games. Freshman forward Svetlana Kovalenko led all scorers with 15 points off the bench. Kovalenko played only 12 minutes and shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the field. Marquette finished the game shooting 27-of-61 for 44.3-percent. Marquette went on a 14-0 run in the second half that pushed its lead to 61-36 with 7:46 remaining in the game.

Indoor Track and Field

? The Marquette track and field teams got their seasons off to a strong start Saturday at the Carthage College Div. I Invite as the women took first and men second. Senior Crystal Andalcio-O'Neil broke her own meet record with a time of 7.10 in the 55m dash and took first place honors. In addition, Andalcio-O'Neil took first in the 200m with a time of 25.61--also a meet record. Her time was .15 off a school record. Senior Charles Mashozera picked up where he left off in the Triple Jump, taking first place with a jump of 47-8. Jonathon Rosploch took first in the Shot Put with a meet record of 52-1/2, missing a personal best by six inches. Rosploch did achieve a personal best in the Weight Throw with a throw of 52-8--sixth on Marquette's all-time list.

Congratulations ...

? Marquette senior guard Lesley Juedes was named Conference USA Women?s Basketball Co-Player-of-the-Week on January 10.

Games to Watch ...

Wednesday, Jan. 19

? The Marquette men?s tennis team opens its season hosting UIC at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

Thursday, Jan. 20

? Men?s basketball visits DePaul at 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 21

? Women?s basketball hits the road for the first time in Conference USA this season as it takes on Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Saturday, Jan. 22

? The women?s tennis team begins its season hosting Illinois at Helfaer Tennis Stadium at 10 a.m.

? Men?s tennis visits Michigan State at 10 a.m.

? The indoor track team heads to Minneapolis to participate in the Minnesota Invitational.

? Men?s basketball returns home to host Charlotte at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 23

? The women?s basketball team visits Tulane at 2 p.m.

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