Marquette Defeats Seton Hall 62-60
Feb. 5, 2014
MILWAUKEE-- The Marquette University women's basketball team outlasted the Seton Hall Pirates 62-60 Wednesday evening at the Al McGuire Center.
The Golden Eagles (15-6, 6-4) held off a late charge by the Pirates, who narrowed the gap to a mere two points with less than a minute left in regulation. Seton Hall (13-8, 4-6) had a chance to tie or win the game in the final seconds but fumbled the ball away, failing to even hoist a shot.
Every Marquette player to see action tallied at least four points. The frontcourt paced Marquette offensively, with senior forward Katherine Plouffe leading the way with 14 points, five blocks and five assists. Redshirt-sophomore Lauren Tibbs chipped in 10 points off the bench, also grabbing seven boards and notching a pair of steals. Sophomore guard Brooklyn Pumroyplayed the role of facilitator all evening, dishing out eight assists.
Redshirt-junior guard Ka-Deidre Simmons led the way for Seton Hall with a game-high 20 points and six assists.
The Golden Eagles shot 24-55 (43.6 percent) in the game, but held a large 39-24 rebounding advantage over the Pirates. MU's bench also outscored Seton Hall, 25-9.
After facing a deficit as large as 12 points early on in the first half, the Golden Eagles rallied back with a 17-4 run of their own to take a 24-22 lead. After a back-and-forth half, featuring a long run scoring run by each squad, the score was knotted at 28 heading into the break.
The Golden Eagles return to action Saturday Feb. 8, when they host Butler at 4 p.m. Central time at the Al McGuire Center.