RV Marquette Hosts Creighton on Monday Night
Jan. 1, 2017
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette women's basketball team is looking to carry momentum of a five-game winning streak home to the Al McGuire Center on Monday when the squad hosts Creighton in league action at 7:30 p.m. Central time.
The game will air live on FS1 with Lisa Byington and LaChina Robinson calling the action from the sidelines in Marquette's first national broadcast of the campaign.
The Golden Eagles (11-2, 2-0) are off to their best BIG EAST start since the 2006-07 season after opening with road victories at Villanova and Georgetown and own an RPI of 21 after securing those wins, which is a 21 spot jump on the list..
MU has won five in-a-row since a home loss to fellow Wisconsin school Green Bay on Dec. 6 and will look to continue the recent success against the Bluejays.
Sophomore Allazia Blockton leads the BIG EAST with 17.7 points per game and has tallied a league-best seven game with 20-or more points in a contest, while Erika Davenport is the league-leader with eight double-doubles this year. Davenport also leads the BIG EAST on the glass as she is grabbing 10.5 boards and is averaging a double-double with 13.3 points, which is 12th in the conference. Natisha Hiedeman ranks eighth in scoring with 13.9 points per night and is seventh with 4.0 assists.
Creighton also opened BIG EAST play with a 2-0 start after picking up home wins over Butler and Xavier. The Bluejays are 8-4 overall and are paced by Audrey Faber with 13.8 points per contest, which is 10th in the BIG EAST, while Marissa Janning ranks 20th in the league with 11.0 points per game in her first season back after an injury last year.
The Bluejays own a 9-4 advantage in season series, including winning three of the last four, though Marquette bested them in Milwaukee last season.
Marquette will host Providence on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:00 p.m. CT before heading back on the road for two games. Wednesday game will air on the BIG EAST Digital Network with Kent Sommerfeld and Kyle Dlaby on the call.
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