Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
Men?s Basketball (6-0)
? Sophomore Dameon Mason recorded his first career double-double, 26 points and 10 rebounds, in Marquette?s 95-87 victory at Oakland on Saturday night. The victory improved the Golden Eagles to a perfect 6-0. Senior point guard Travis Diener added 23 points and five assists, as five Marquette players scored in double figures. Junior Steve Novak scored 14 points, connecting four three-point field goals, and seniors Marcus Jackson and Todd Townsend had 10 points each. The 95 points scored were the most for the Golden Eagles since scoring 101 against Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in March 2003, and the 13 three-point field goals were the most by a Marquette team since March 7, 1997, when they also converted 13 threes in a 91-79 victory over Cincinnati.
Women?s Basketball (4-0)
? Sophomore forward Jasmine McCullough had career highs with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Marquette defeated Toledo, 67-28, on Wednesday night. Marquette?s defense proved to be dominating, holding Toledo to 28 points the lowest total allowed in the Terri Mitchell era and the lowest output in the Division I era. Four Marquette players finished in double figures. Junior forward Efueko Osagie finished with 11, junior guard Carolyn Kieger had 13 and freshman center Svetlana Kovalenko finished with 10 off the bench. Marquette?s 13-0 run to span the first and second halves was instrumental in a 76-51 win over Drake on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa. That run turned a one-point contest to a rout as Marquette extended its lead to 14 early in the second half. The Golden Eagles? run was due to its dominance inside, outscoring Drake 58-18 in the paint. Marquette also held a 39-25 rebound advantage. Marquette finished the first half scoring seven straight and started the second period with six unanswered points, including four on layups by Jasmine McCullough, who contributed to the inside scoring dominance. She finished the game with 18 points, tying her career high set two days before against Toledo. Drake closed Marquette?s advantage to 12 early in the second half, but never got any closer. Marquette led by as many as 23. The Golden Eagles are 4-0 for the second time in as many years, one of only three times Marquette has started 4-0.
? Marquette was competitive in its first Conference USA title match, but couldn?t upset 20th-ranked Louisville as the Golden Eagles lost to the tournament?s top seed in the C-USA Tournament, 3-0 (30-24, 30-22, 30-24). With a strong final game, junior outside hitter Theresa Coughlin recorded 14 kills to lead Marquette. Freshman outside hitter Kimberley Todd had 12 kills and sophomore outside hitter Jamie Mueller landed 11. Coughlin and senior setter Sarah Vernon were named to the all-tournament team.
? Senior point guard Travis Diener was named the men?s basketball national player of the week by ESPN.com?s Andy Katz, as well as Conference USA?s player of the week. Both awards were announced on Monday, Nov. 22.
Games to Watch ...
Wednesday, Dec. 1
? The men?s and women?s basketball teams both hit the floor, looking to remain undefeated. The women?s team takes on Wisconsin at the Al McGuire Center at 6 p.m. The men tip off with Delaware State at 8 p.m. at the Bradley Center.
Saturday, Dec. 4
? The women?s basketball team starts a three-game road trip and finishes off its set of games against Wisconsin Division I schools. Marquette visits Wis.-Green Bay at 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Sports Center.
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