Marquette Falls at Creighton, 83-64
Jan. 25, 2014
OMAHA, Neb.-- The Marquette women's basketball team dropped its first road contest of the season, falling 83-64 to Creighton at D.J. Sokol Arena on Saurday afternoon.
Creighton (12-8, 6-2) was led by Marissa Janning with a game-high 23 points, while Brianna Rollerson notched 12 points.
Marquette struggled in the first half shooting just 22.1-percent (6-27), while the BlueJays were an even 50-percent (16-32) from the floor and hit five 3-point baskets. The Golden Eagles went over seven minutes without a field goal in the frame from 11:16 to 4:43 when senior Katherine Plouffe connected on her first basket of the day, which cut Creighton's lead to 12 points, 35-23. The BlueJays led 44-27 at the half.
In the second frame, the MU offense seemed to gain a spark, and played the second half just about even, scoring 37 points to the BlueJays' 39, but the first half deficit and several scoring droughts were just too much to overcome.
MU shot 33.3 percent (18-54) for the day and hit three shots from long range, while Creighton was 52.5 percent (32-61) from the field and 9-for-27 from beyond the arc. The BlueJays also owned a 41-30 rebounding advantage in the game.
The Golden Eagles will continue their short road trip and travel to DePaul, Wednesday, Jan. 29 for a 7 p.m. Central time tip.