Marquette Athetics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Men?s Basketball (18-9, 6-8 C-USA)

? Marquette lost at Cincinnati on Thursday, 80-68. The Golden Eagles, down by as many as 25, made a late comeback to cut the deficit to single digits near the end of the contest. Steve Novak led Marquette with 25 points, going 7-of-12 from behind the three-point arc. Sophomore guard Dameon Mason had 17.

Women?s Basketball (17-10, 8-6 C-USA)

? DePaul avenged its only Conference USA loss with a 77-56 victory over Marquette Sunday. Carolyn Kieger's 15 points led Marquette, which had won three straight games against DePaul. Lesley Juedes had 12 points and Efueko Osagie added 10. DePaul started the game on a 19-0 run. Marquette recovered and scored the next 12 points. DePaul answered that rally with a 17-0 run to lead 36-12.

Men?s Tennis (6-6)

? In the first day of competition of the 2005 Conference USA Shootout in New Orleans, La., Marquette men?s tennis suffered a 7-0 loss at the hands of UAB on Friday. On Saturday, the men?s tennis team suffered a 4-2 loss against Charlotte. Freshmen Brett Binkley and Pete Van Lieshout both won their singles matches in straight sets.

Women?s Tennis (3-8)

? The Marquette women?s tennis team lost to no. 27 Indiana, 7-0, on Friday. On Saturday, Louisville defeated Marquette, taking the match 5-2. Callan Smith claimed a singles match win against Louisville.

Indoor Track and Field

? The Marquette Track and Field teams wrapped up the Conference USA Indoor Championships in Houston. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was junior Jon Shaffer who turned a dominating performance while capturing first place in the 800 meters.The men posted strong finishes in the shot put and 3,000 meters. On the women?s side, freshman Cassie Peller took home second in the mile race. As a team, the women came in 10th and the men finished fifth.

Golf

? The Marquette golf team picked up a win in the rain-shortened Bethune-Cookman Spring Invitational. Shortened to 18 holes, Marquette won the event with a 290. Ted Gray and Joe Weber placed fourth shooting a 72.

Games to Watch ...

Wednesday, March 2

? The Marquette men?s basketball team begins its final week of regular season play, hosting Houston at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center.

Thursday, March 3

? Women?s basketball begins its quest for a shot at the Conference USA title, playing UAB in the first round of the post-season tournament in Charlotte at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Friday, March 4

? Track and field runners will have their final opportunities to qualify for the NCAA Championships at the Notre Dame Last Chance Meet in South Bend, Ind.

? Golfers hit the links coming off a tournament win taking part in the St. Croix Collegiate in Kingshill, St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

? Men?s tennis begins a packed 48 hours, hosting Illinois State at 4 p.m.

? Should women?s basketball advance, it would play in the C-USA Quarterfinals against Louisville at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Saturday, March 5

? The track and field, golf and women?s basketball teams continue competition in their weekend events.

? Men?s tennis hosts a double header, taking on Wright State at 9 a.m. and Western Illinois later in the day.

? Men?s basketball plays its final regular season game, hosting Saint Louis at noon at the Bradley Center.

Sunday, March 6

? Men?s golf wraps up play in the St. Croix Collegiate.

? The Conference USA Women?s Basketball Championship game is set for 5 p.m. EST in Charlotte, N.C.

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