Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
Men?s Basketball (19-10, 7-9 C-USA)
? Steve Novak shot a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line to lead Marquette in a 76-55 win over Houston at the Bradley Center Wednesday. Novak led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 23 points and tied with Marcus Jackson for a team-high eight rebounds. Todd Townsend had 15 points, Joe Chapman added 13. Marquette closed out its regular season Saturday at the Bradley Center with a 51-39 loss at the hands of Saint Louis. Steve Novak had 10 points, Todd Townsend and Joe Champan each registered eight. Novak surpassed 1,000 for his career in the game.
Women?s Basketball (18-11)
? The inside play of Christina Quaye and three-point shooting of Lesley Juedes directed seventh-seeded Marquette to a 78-53 defeat of 10th-seeded UAB in the fourth game of the Pepsi C-USA Women?s Basketball Tournament on Thursday. Quaye netted a team-high 20 points, while Juedes nailed 4-of-5 from behind the arc to finish with 12 points. Guard Carolyn Kieger had eight points and with her fourth point of the game became the 17th Golden Eagle in school history to surpass the 1,000-point mark for her career. A strong second-half shooting effort propelled second-seeded Louisville to a 69-54 victory over Marquette in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Quaye scored nearly half of the Golden Eagles? first-half points as she netted eight of game-high 23 points.
Men?s Tennis (8-7)
? Illinois State took a 6-1 decision from Marquette Friday at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. Brett Binkley was the lone Marquette netter to win his singles match, taking the No. 4 point from Yohann Nograbat, 6-4, 6-1. Marquette rebounded on Saturday to defeat both Wright State, 4-3, and Western Illinois, 7-0, to close its home schedule with an 8-2 record. Binkley, who won all three of his matches this weekend, beat Mike Tiu, 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 4 match, ensuring the Marquette win.
Indoor Track and Field
? Marquette junior Jon Shaffer, fresh off a title in the 800 meters at the C-USA Indoor Championships last weekend, kept up his winning ways by running a school record time on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame. Shaffer, who finished first in his section, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:49.21.
? Marquette shot a final round on Sunday 300 to finish in ninth place in the St. Croix Collegiate Classic, the second event of the spring season for the Golden Eagles. Freshman Ted Gray finished the event in 20th place to lead Marquette. Gray's final round 75 was the only one he shot over par, finishing three-over for the event. Gray was Marquette's most consistent golfer, paring 36 of the 54 holes. Junior Kyle Murphy was one shot behind Gray, placing 27th with a four-over 220. He also shot a final-round 73 and led Marquette with 12 birdies for the event.
? Marquette junior guard Carolyn Kieger and sophomore center Christina Quaye were named Conference USA Women?s Basketball second team all-conference on March 2.
Games to Watch ...
Wednesday, March 9
? The Marquette men?s basketball team springs into post-season play. The Golden Eagles meet TCU at noon in Memphis, Tenn., in the first round of the Kelly Tires Conference USA Men?s Basketball Tournament. That game can be seen on ESPN2.
? Men?s tennis begins its road trip that will last the rest of the regular season. The Golden Eagle tennis team visits Wisconsin at 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 10
? If the men?s basketball team defeats TCU on Wednesday, it would advance to the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament to take on top-seed Louisville at noon.
Friday, March 11
? The semifinal round of the Conference USA Men?s Basketball Tournament will be held on March 11. Tip times are set for 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
? The women?s tennis team returns to action after a week-and-a-half layoff, taking on Western Michigan at 6 p.m. EST in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Saturday, March 12
? Women?s tennis concludes a two-match swing at Ann Arbor, Mich., with a visit to Michigan at 10 a.m.
? The Conference USA Women?s Basketball Championship game is set for 10:35 a.m. Memphis, Tenn.
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