No. 19 Golden Eagles Earn School-Record 23rd Victory Of Season
Feb. 24, 2007
MILWAUKEE (AP) -Christina Quaye scored 26 points and Krystal Ellis added 21 to lead No. 19 Marquette to a 75-63 victory over South Florida on Saturday night.
Marquette (23-5, 11-4 Big East) clinched a bye in the Big East tournament and set a school record with 23 victories in its last regular-season home game. The Golden Eagles had won 22 games six times in school history.
Shantia Grace scored 23 points and Nalini Miller added 12 for South Florida (18-10, 8-7).
Marquette held Jessica Dickson, the Big East's second-leading scorer at 20 points a game, to nine points, all in the first half and snapped her string of 27 consecutive games with a double-double.
Efueko Osagie-Landry had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Marquette, which bounced back from a 63-58 loss at Seton Hall on Tuesday.
Trailing 40-30, Marquette opened the second half with defensive pressure and a 23-5 run keyed by six points each from Quaye and Ellis to take a 53-45 lead with 8:50 to play.
Grace sparked a 14-5 run with three 3-pointers and a layup to give South Florida a 30-19 lead midway through the first half.