Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Men?s Basketball (14-4, 2-3 C-USA)

? Despite 24 points from sophomore Dameon Mason, Marquette couldn?t overcome double-digit turnovers and 21 DePaul offensive rebounds, falling 85-72 to Blue Demons on Thursday night at Allstate Arena. Senior Travis Diener was the only other Marquette player in double figures with 15 points and nine assists. Diener also had three steals in the game, giving him 151 for his career and passing Dwyane Wade for ninth all-time in school history.

It was his first collegiate start, yet Ousmane Barro?s collegiate-high nine points was not enough to propel no. 25 Marquette over Charlotte in a 76-67 loss Saturday afternoon at the Bradley Center. Diener led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 15, Mason had 15 and Ryan Amoroso added 13.

Women?s Basketball (12-6, 3-2 C-USA)

? Two runs, one in the first half and one in the second half, enabled Marquette to put away Southern Miss, 71-58, Friday night in Hattiesburg, Miss. Quaye led Marquette with 20 points. Four starters topped double figures with Kamm adding 16. Kieger added 11 and Juedes tossed in 10. Kieger also had seven assists and seven steals.

A barrage of three pointers and a hot start by Tulane were too much for Marquette to overcome as the Golden Eagles lost to the Green Wave, 74-54. Danielle Kamm scored seven in the second half to finish with a team-high 12 points. Christina Quaye finished with 11 points and Efuleko Osagie scored seven off then bench for Marquette.

Men?s Tennis (1-1)

? In the first match of the dual match season, it was senior Troy Delmege and junior Eigis Vedrickas who led the Marquette men?s tennis team to a 6-1 win over UIC at Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Wednesday. The Marquette men?s tennis dropped its first road match on Saturday, 6-1, to Michigan State. The Golden Eagles went 1-2 in doubles play, with Brett Binkley and Pete Van Lieshout capturing the only win at No. 2 with their defeat of Mike Brown and Anthony Stefani, 8-6.

Women?s Tennis (0-1)

? Marquette Women?s Tennis faced a tough day in their season opener against Illinois, losing 7-0 at Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Saturday. Erin Watkins put in a strong effort for Marquette losing to Illinois? Anastasia Sokolova, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Indoor Track and Field

? Jon Shaffer's performance in the 600m and Cassie Peller's first place finish in the 800m highlighted action for Marquette at the Minnesota Gold Country Classic Indoor Track and Field Meet on Saturday. Saffer's time of 1:19.20 was good for second place in the meet, but first place in the Marquette record book as he topped Ryan Jacobson's time of 1:19.82 set in 2002. Peller, a freshman, took first in the 800m with a time of 2:17.77.

Games to Watch

Wednesday, Jan. 26

? Marquette men?s basketball hits the road to take on 14th-ranked Louisville. The game is set for a 6 p.m. (CST) start and will air on ESPN.

Friday, Jan. 28

? Women?s basketball begins its second-to-last home stand, hosting USF in a key Conference USA game at the Al McGuire Center at 7 p.m. That game can be seen locally on WMLW-Ch. 41.

Saturday, Jan. 29

? The indoor track and field teams travel to South Bend, Ind., to take part in the Irish Blue and Gold meet.

? Women?s tennis hosts Northern Illinois at 11 a.m. at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

? Men?s basketball concludes a two-game trip visiting Saint Louis at 1 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 30

? The women?s tennis team takes on Colorado at 10:30 a.m. in Madison, Wis.

? Men?s tennis returns to action, hosting Western Michigan at noon at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

? Women?s basketball finishes its two-game home stand hosting UAB at 2 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.


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