Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
Men?s Basketball (17-7, 5-6 C-USA)
? TCU?s Marcus Shropshire hit a three-pointer with eight seconds left Wednesday night as TCU came from behind to beat Marquette, 63-62. Travis Diener led Marquette with 19 points, including 5-of-9 three-pointers. Steve Novak and Joe Chapman each had 10 points. On Saturday, Diener scored 31 points and made the winning jumper with 2.6 seconds left in overtime to lift Marquette past East Carolina 71-69. Novak added his own big shot, draining a three with 3.6 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Women?s Basketball (16-8, 7-4 C-USA)
? Marquette fell behind early and never recovered, losing to Louisville on Monday, 70-56. Freshman Svetlana Kovalenko finished with 12 points in her first career start. Christina Quaye and Danielle Kamm were the only other Marquette players in double figures with 11 points. Marquette outscored TCU 20-4 in the final six minutes of a 71-55 win over the Horned Frogs on Friday. Marquette was led in scoring by Quaye who scored 18 points. Carolyn Kieger recorded her second double double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Balanced scoring and a fast start on Sunday were again two keys to victory in Marquette's 68-57 win over Houston. Marquette had four players score in double figures as Kamm (14 points), Quaye (14 points), Kieger (14 points) and Lesley Juedes (11 points) all hit that mark.
Men?s Tennis (3-5)
? The Marquette men?s tennis came out of its Saturday afternoon road match against Iowa with a 6-1 loss. In singles action, junior Ian Kawas took his No. 3 match against J.P. Ritchie into three sets and came away with a 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-5) win. On Sunday, 29th ranked Notre Dame handed the Golden Eagles a 7-0 loss. Eigis Vedrickas, at the No. 1 spot, fought hard against Brent D?Amico. After dropping the first set 6-1, Vedrickas rallied to take the second set 6-3 and send the match to the decisive third set, but he couldn?t win that third set.
Women?s Tennis (2-4)
? The Marquette women?s tennis team fell to Illinois State, 6-1, Saturday at home. Erin Watkins had a convincing win over ISU?s Carolyn Parent, 6-1, 6-1 at the no. 4 spot.
Indoor Track and Field
? Jon Shaffer was among those who traveled to the Cyclone Classic on Saturday. In the 800m, Shaffer missed the school record--currently held by his head coach, Dave Uhrich--by only three tenths of a second. His time of 1:50.45 was a personal best. Cassie Peller broke Brianna Dahm's school record in the Mile with her time of 4:50.82. At the Pepsi Challenge hosted by Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., Kristin Stoniecki set a school record in the Pole Vault with a jump of 11 feet 6 1/4 inches.
Games to Watch ...
Wednesday, Feb. 16
? The Marquette tennis teams hit the court at 4 p.m. The women play in Madison against Wisconsin and the men host Wis.-Green Bay at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
Thursday, Feb. 17
? Men?s basketball hosts Louisville at 6 p.m. at the Bradley Center in a nationally-televised game on ESPN.
Friday, Feb. 18
? Women?s tennis hosts Iowa at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium at 4 p.m.
? A chance to see the indoor track and field teams compete exists on Friday as the teams take part in the Wis.-Milwaukee Open at the Klotsche Center at 4 p.m.
? Women?s basketball begins a three-game season-ending road trip taking on Memphis at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19
? Men?s tennis hosts a double header, taking on Chicago State at 10 a.m. and Valparaiso at 3 p.m. at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
Sunday, Feb. 20
? Women?s Tennis takes on Bowling Green at the Helfaer at 10 a.m.
? Men?s basketball plays again on national television, hosting DePaul at 12:30 p.m. on ABC.
? Women?s basketball visits Saint Louis at 2 p.m.
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