Women's Basketball
MU Continues Tough Stretch at No. 15/14 Georgetown Saturday

Jasmine Collins


Jasmine Collins

Jan. 7, 2011

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team continues its tough stretch of three games against top-15 teams at No. 15/14 Georgetown Saturday, Jan. 8. Tip-off at McDonough Arena is set for 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT.

A live video stream will be available courtesy of GUHoyas.com on a pay-per-view basis.

Following its game against the Hoyas, Marquette will return home to host No. 6/7 West Virginia at the Al McGuire Center on Jan. 11.

The Golden Eagles (12-3, 0-2 BIG EAST) will look to bounce back after the 18-point loss it suffered to No. 13/12 Notre Dame Wednesday. MU had three players score in double figures led by Tatiyiana McMorris with 15 points, while Angel Robinson and Jasmine Collins each contributed 14 and 10 points, respectively.

McMorris has been hot from three-point land as of late knocking down at least three triples in the last four games. The Bronx, N.Y. native leads Marquette and stands 11th in the BIG EAST, connecting on 39.7 percent (15-of-27) of her attempts from beyond the arc.

Georgetown (13-3, 1-1 BIG EAST) was selected to finish third in the league and is in the midst of a six-game win streak, capped by an 80-62 win over Syracuse on Jan. 4.

Sugar Rodgers, last season's BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, leads the Hoyas with 18.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Marquette's game at Georgetown is part of the nationwide Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project, using Jesuit basketball to raise awareness of Jesuit education as both Marquette and Georgetown are Jesuit institutions. The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight highlights more than 90 games this season between men's and women's teams from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States. Each of the 28 is dedicated to strong academics and teaching women and men to serve others and live a faith that does justice. Jesuit, Catholic colleges and universities in the United States have more than 200,000 students currently and more than 1.7 million living alumni. MU is 0-1 against its Jesuit counterparts this season, having lost at Creighton, 63-61, on Nov. 28.

 

 

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