RV/RV Marquette Takes Down No. 15/22 Oregon State

Nov. 22, 2016

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CORVALLIS, Ore.— Natisha Hiedeman and Allazia Blockton combined for 47 points, but it was Amani Wilborn’s lay-in with 12.7 seconds remaining that propelled Marquette to its second straight win over a ranked team, knocking off No. 15/22 Oregon State, 74-73, inside the Gill Coliseum on Tuesday night.

The Golden Eagles (4-0) trailed by as many as six points late in the fourth quarter and was down by one until Wilborn’s layup with 12.7 seconds remaining to hand nationally-ranked Oregon State (3-1) its first loss of the season. OSU’s Katie McWilliams missed a 3-pointer as time expired and Marquette improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

Hiedeman led all scorers with 24 points on 8-13 from the field, including five 3-pointers, and added five rebounds. Blockton added 23 points on 6-13 shooting, including 11-11 from the free throw line, to go along with seven rebounds. Erika Davenport tallied her fourth straight double-double of the season, chipping in 11 points and 10 boards.

The Golden Eagles shot 42.6 percent (26-61) from field, including 6-15 from long distance and 16-18 from the charity stripe. MU controlled the glass with a 41-32 rebounding advantage. Each side finished with only six turnovers.

Oregon State shot 44.4 percent (27-61) and connected on seven 3-pointers, while going 12-15 from the free throw line. Marie Gulich led the Beavers with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Sydney Wiese recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists.

Hiedeman was on fire in the second quarter, scoring 11 straight points for MU for over a span of 3 minutes, including two of her four three-point baskets in the half to lead Marquette with 17 points at intermission. The Golden Eagles held a four-point lead in the waning moments of the first half, but Wiese sank a jumper for the Beavers at the buzzer to cut that lead to two points, 41-39, at the break. 

Marquette shot 51.6 percent from the floor (16-of-31) in the first half, and owned a 20-16 advantage on the glass.

Marquette will travel to Stockton, California for the Tigers Turkey Tip-Off, hosted by Pacific Friday, Nov. 25 and 26.  The squad will face Santa Clara and host school Pacific, respectively.




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