Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. CT
Tip-off is at 7:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on Time Warner Sports 32
Four Golden Eagles post double-figures
Morse leads the way with 23 points
Plouffe and Morse record double figures
The final episode in 2012-13 of the Terri Mitchell Show, produced by Time Warner Sports Channel Wisconsin.
Marquette is looking to convert its late-season wins into postseason success, as WNIT play opens for the Golden Eagles on Friday, March 22 when they host Northern Iowa.
Marquette rides a three-game winning streak into the BIG EAST Tournament and advances to postseason play on the strength of important in-season adjustments.
The March 2013 episode of the Terri Mitchell Show on Time Warner Cable Sports 32 previews BIG EAST Tournament play, and features senior Sarina Simmons and Associate Coach Michelle Nason.
Highlights and post-game comments from coach Terri Mitchell, Katherine Plouffe and Arlesia Morse following MU's win over Cincinnati.
Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Georgetown
Women's Basketball Tee It Up For Hoops Golf Outing
Marquette vs. Navy Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Wis.-Milwaukee Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette vs. Wis.-Green Bay Photos By Maggie Casey
*at the completion of the 2011-12 season
Career Record: 310-188(through 16 seasons)
Believe, Commit, Mature, Respect, Thankfulness - These are the five principles that serve as the foundation of the Marquette women's basketball team. And with these principles Marquette lives by each day, head coach Terri Mitchell has molded the Golden Eagles into champions.
The foundation was laid years ago during her upbringing in Harrisburg, Pa. The life lessons Mitchell learned have served as her guide in coaching the Marquette women's basketball team for the last 16 years.
The Golden Eagles have thrived under Mitchell, Marquette's all-time basketball wins leader, as she has compiled a 310-188 overall record , 13 trips to the postseason and nine 20-win seasons. Notably, the Golden Eagles have earned post-season berths in nine of the last 10 seasons, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament Second Round (2004, 2007, 2011) and winning the Women's National Invitation Tournament crown in 2008.
On the court, Mitchell's teams are known for their well-balanced offense coupled with a tenacious style of defense and off the court for their academic excellence and commitment to community service.
Since becoming the fourth women's basketball coach in Marquette University history, Mitchell has paved a path of excellence. That journey began in her very first year, as Mitchell was at the helm for the largest turnaround in school history. She guided MU to a 21-10 record in 1996-97, which was 13 wins better than the previous season's record of 8-20. It was the largest turnaround of any first-year head coach and third-best single-season turnaround among all NCAA Division I schools that year.
The drive and commitment to excellence Mitchell had her first year as a head coach continues to be instilled in her teams year after year. Her players don't question it; they know it and live it each day. One of the team's favorite Mitchell sayings is "we didn't come to just compete in the BIG EAST, we came to win it."
Marquette has also had other ties to USA Basketball during Mitchell's tenure, as Krystal Ellis was a finalist for a spot on the 2007 USA Women's Pan American Games Team.
Under her guidance, her student-athletes have earned numerous individual accolades, for their work on the hardwood and in the classroom. Since 1996, 26 of Mitchell's players have earned all-conference honors, while two have achieved All-America status, with Krystal Ellis becoming MU's latest All-America selection following the 2006-07 season. Ellis was also the third player in program history to earn repeat first team all-conference honors. In addition, 27 players have earned spots on the league's Academic Honor Roll and three have been awarded Academic All-America honors.
In addition to her coaching duties, Mitchell is active in the community and is heavily involved with charitable events. She is an avid speaker on campus, at local schools, basketball clinics, nonprofit organizations and is actively involved in prison ministry. Through her speaking engagements, Mitchell incorporates the program's five principles and encourages her audiences to dream, believe, and live in the now.
Mitchell believes in giving back to her profession and the community by serving on several Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) committees, the State Farm Wade Trophy Committee, the Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund Board of Directors, and many other service-oriented organizations.
Service is not only a significant part of Mitchell's life, but of her team's life as well. The Golden Eagles are involved in many service projects throughout the year including Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Briggs & Al's Run & Walk, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, the American Heart Association, the WBCA's Pink Zone initiative, school speaking engagements and basketball clinics.
The Golden Eagles' 24 wins marked the second most in program history, while their 10-6 BIG EAST Conference record marked the second time since MU joined the league in 2005 it has won at least 10 BIG EAST games.
Highlighting MU's 24 wins were five wins against nationally ranked teams, including two against top-10 teams.
In the first round of the NCAA Championship, playing as the eighth seed in Knoxville, Tenn., MU defeated Texas, 68-65, as Tatiyiana McMorris hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left. In the second round, the Golden Eagles gave No. 1 seed Tennessee all it could handle on its home court and opened the eyes of many around the country.
Angel Robinson, Tatiyiana McMorris and Katherine Plouffe each earned All-BIG EAST honors. Robinson was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team, McMorris to the second team and Plouffe to the freshman team.
Following the season, Robinson became the second player in program history to be selected in the WNBA Draft. The St. Paul, Minn., native was picked 22nd by the New York Liberty before her rights were traded to the Minnesota Lynx.
The Golden Eagles had two players earn All-BIG EAST honors with junior guard Angel Robinson collecting second team honors for the second straight season and freshman Sarina Simmons being named to the all-freshman team.
Marquette defeated two ranked opponents in 2009-10 knocking off then No. 20/18 Pittsburgh and then-No. 17/15 Georgetown.
Highlighting the season was a 75-65 win over No. 10/4 Notre Dame on Jan. 13, 2009 before a national television audience at the Al McGuire Center. The win marked Mitchell's first ever over a nationally ranked top-10 opponent.
Up against a bevy of talented teams - the BIG EAST sent 12 teams to post season play - Mitchell led the youngest team in the BIG EAST Conference into battle with six freshmen and only one returning starter. The Golden Eagles fought through adversity, and won over 20 games for the third straight season. Marquette finished the season with a five-game win streak-its longest of the season-and was one of only two Division I women's college basketball teams in the nation to end the postseason with a victory. Junior Krystal Ellis was named First Team All-BIG EAST for the second consecutive season and freshman phenom Angel Robinson was an all-freshman team selection. Both continued their stellar play through the team's championship run and were honored with WNIT All-Tournament Team accolades. Ellis was named tournament MVP.
Following its championship run, Marquette was honored by the City of Milwaukee and Mayor Tom Barrett as they proclaimed April 15, 2008 Marquette Women's Basketball Day. For the second consecutive year, Mitchell earned the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division I Women's Coach of the Year honor.
The season for the ages included a school record 14-game win streak and being ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the season. During that streak, Mitchell won her 200th game on Dec. 9, 2006. In BIG EAST play, the Golden Eagles finished tied for second place with Rutgers, registering a 12-4 conference record. For her efforts, Mitchell received the league's highest honor and was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year. It was Mitchell's third coach of the year honor of her career.
More honors continued to follow Mitchell at the conclusion of the 2006-07 season as she was elected to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Executive Committee as its Treasurer and tabbed the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division I Women's Coach of the Year. She was also named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in the category of "Inspiration."
Marquette made a trip back to the "big dance" behind the inside-outside combination of All-BIG EAST First Team selections Krystal Ellis and Christina Quaye, and the leadership of seniors Jasmine McCullough, Danielle Kamm and Efueko Osagie-Landry. It was the first time in program history two players were first team all-conference selections in the same year.
The 2003-04 campaign was typical of the Terri Mitchell era. Offensively, the team was balanced, as eight different players led the team in scoring during a game over the course of the season. Games were won with defense and teamwork, as MU led Conference USA in scoring defense, yielding just 57.2 points per contest.
At the end of that season, Mitchell was elected to the Board of Directors of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, an honor in which she took great pride.
Not only did she take the 1996-97 Golden Eagles to the Big Dance, but they also recorded the first NCAA Tournament win in school history.
The Early Days
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Mitchell was a four-year letterwinner and team co-captain at Duquesne University. After an outstanding career with the Dukes, Mitchell graduated Cum Laude with a psychology degree in 1989. She began her coaching career serving as a graduate assistant at Arizona State during the 1989-90 season.