No. 13/12 Notre Dame Tops Marquette, 73-55
Jan. 5, 2011
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team's 10-game home win streak dating back to the 2009-10 season was snapped Wednesday night by No. 13/12 Notre Dame, 73-55.
The Fighting Irish, who had four players contribute 10-or-more points, win their eighth-straight game, improve to 13-3 overall and remain undefeated in BIG EAST Conference play (2-0).
Devereaux Peters led all scorers with 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds. Notre Dame connected 56.7 percent of their field goal attempts, but finished the game making 47.4 percent; below its season average of 50.6 percent.
Tatiyiana McMorris led Marquette with 15 points as the Golden Eagles drop to 12-3 overall and 0-2 in BIG EAST play.
Collectively, the Golden Eagles were held to just 33.9 percent (19-of-56) for the game, and committed 24 turnovers.
The Golden Eagles got off to a good start holding as much as a four-point lead, 16-12, just over six minutes into the game. Notre Dame outscored Marquette 28-6 over the next 11 minutes to take a commanding 40-22 lead. MU got hot in the final two minutes of the first half and scored the last nine points of the frame to trail at the break, 40-31.
Robinson cut Notre Dame's lead to seven points with her jumper 36 seconds into the second half, but Notre Dame responded with a 7-0 run to go ahead by 14 points three minutes later. ND pushed that lead to 23 points (59-36) with 10:44 left in the game and Marquette couldn't get closer than 17 points.
It doesn't get any easier for the Golden Eagles as they travel to No. 15/14 Georgetown Saturday, Jan. 8. Tip-off set for 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT.
•Marquette moves to 20-45 against teams in the top-25 under head coach Terri Mitchell. MU is 1-2 this season against the top 25.
•Marquette is 8-30 all-time against Notre Dame, 2-4 as members of the BIG EAST Conference. ND has won the last two games.
• Marquette stands 42-40 all-time in BIG EAST Conference play.
• With five made free throws against ND, Angel Robinson has 352 for her career to stand in sole possession of sixth place on the all-time list.
• Tatiyiana McMorris registered her fourth straight game of making at least three 3-pointers. McMorris' 36.3 career 3-point percentage stands fourth all-time.
• With a team-high 15 points against Notre Dame, McMorris pushed her streak of consecutive games of at least 10 points to four. McMorris has scored in double-figures seven times in 2010-11.
• Jasmine Collins recorded her second straight game of double-digit scoring with 10 points. Collins has scored in double figures in five games this season, including three of the last four.