Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
Men?s Basketball (18-8, 6-7 C-USA)
? Thursday night?s Conference USA matchup between Marquette and Louisville came down to the last 2.6 seconds and at the end of the game, the Cardinals were on top, 64-61. After owning the lead for the majority of the game, the Golden Eagles went cold in the last five minutes as Louisville came back from an 11 point deficit as late as 5:38 minutes left in the game. Steve Novak had a team-high 14 points. Marquette made eight straight free throws in the final 2:13 to secure a 67-57 win over DePaul Sunday at the Bradley Center. Novak was the story for the Golden Eagles contributing a team-high 22 points off of 4-for-5 shooting from the three-point line and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
Women?s Basketball (17-9, 8-5 C-USA)
? A layup by Memphis? Jennifer Sullivan gave the Tigers a 59-58 lead with 58 seconds left in the game for the last of eight second half lead changes in a 61-58 Memphis win on Friday. A 13-0 run midway through the second half gave Marquette a nine-point advantage and turned what was a close contest through the first 32 minutes into a Marquette victory over Saint Louis, 70-56. A three-point basket by Juedes at 3:13, who finished the game with 11 points, put the game away putting Marquette up 12. Christina Quaye led Marquette with her third double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Men?s Tennis (6-4)
? It was a complete night for the Marquette men?s tennis team as it earned a 7-0 win over Wis.-Green Bay on Wednesday. Freshman Pete Van Lieshout set the pace in singles play with his speedy win, 6-0, 6-3, at the no. 5 spot over Mat Weiss. Marquette came away from Saturday?s double header with two 4-3 wins over Chicago State and Valparaiso. Brett Binkley and Greg Sirotek each picked up singles wins in the double header.
Women?s Tennis (3-5)
? Marquette was defeated Friday by nationally ranked Iowa, 7-0. Francina Bonnelly and Elsemieke Dokter put in a strong effort at No. 2 doubles but were unable to overtake Jacqueline Lee and Hillary Mintz, losing the match 9-7. On Sunday, Marquette fought hard to defeat Bowling Green, 4-3. At no. 3, Dokter played hard against Nussbaum, winning the match 7-6, 6-4.
Indoor Track and Field
? Crystal Andalcio-O'Neil picked up wins in the 60 and 200 meters on Friday at the UWM Open. The women?s team also posted a strong result in the mile, taking second through sixth places. Cassie Peller continued her strong season with a first-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.50. Lucky Denega, Andrea Engelmann and Heather Thomason also picked up wins on the women?s side. For the men, Jonathan Rosplotch set the pace picking up wins in the shot put and weight throw. Ryan Seebruck took first in the 200 meters. Jon Shaffer?s time of 48.84 took first in the 400 meters. Ray Bratchett won the high jump.
Games to Watch ...
Thursday, Feb. 24
? The Marquette men?s basketball team hits the road to take on Cincinnati at Fifth-Third Arena in Cincinnati at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN2. It is the men?s final regular season road game.
Friday, Feb. 25
? Marquette golf begins its spring season at the Bethune Cookman Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla.
? Men?s tennis opens the first round of the Conference USA Shootout in New Orleans, La.
? The indoor track and field teams compete at the Conference USA Championship in Houston, Texas.
Saturday, Feb. 26
? Men?s tennis, golf and the indoor track and field teams continue their weekend events.
? Women?s tennis visits Indiana at 10 a.m. EST in Bloomington, Ind.
Sunday, Feb. 27
? The Marquette women?s tennis team takes on Louisville at 10 a.m. EST in Bloomington, Ind.
? The women?s basketball team plays its final regular season game, taking on DePaul at 2 p.m. in Chicago. That game will air on WMLW Ch. 41 at 3 p.m. on a tape delayed basis.
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