MU Wraps Road Trip at Providence

Jan. 9, 2018

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.--The Marquette women's basketball team puts its unbeaten league record to the test on Wednesday as the squad wraps up a road trip at Providence. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT at Alumni Hall.

Chris Fama and Pam Roecker will have the call on the BIG EAST Digital Network.

With a 4-0 mark in BIG EAST play, the Golden Eagles are off to their best start in program history and have improved to a 10-5 overall record after a four-game winning streak.

The Last Meeting
January 27, 2017
Providence, R.I.
Marquette Falls at Providence, 66-64
It was a close battle in Providence on Friday, but the Marquette women’s basketball team could not pull out a victory as the squad fell, 66-64 to the Friars, which snapped a four-game win streak.

Allazia Blockton leads Marquette and the conference with 19.7 points per game, which ranks 43rd in NCAA Division I. The Golden Eagles typical starting lineup each average in double digits with Blockton, Natisha Hiedeman (15.0), Erika Davenport at 12,1 points per game, Amani Wilborn recording 11.9 points and Danielle King at 11.6 points per contest. All five also rank in the top-25 among league scorers.

Providence is coming off a 71-49 loss to DePaul on Sunday and own an 8-9 overall mark and 1-3 record in conference play with the lone win coming at St. John's. The Friars are led by Jovanna Nogic with 16.9 points per game, which is sixth in the BIG EAST. She enters Wednesday's game with 999 career points. Also averaging double digits for the Friars is Maddie Jolin with 12.2 points per contest.

Marquette will have another quick turnaround following this game as the squad heads home to host Butler on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. CT.


Marquette in the NCAA
The Golden Eagles rank in the top nationally in three statistical categories. MU is averaging 84.9 points per contest, ranking 14th and is also 30th in field goal percentage, shooting at a 45.8 percent clip. The Golden Eagles are also swiping 10.9 steals per game, which is 35th in NCAA Division I.

Making History
With a three-point basket in the first quarter at Notre Dame Natisha Hiedeman became the 26th player in MU history to reach 1,000 career points.

Approaching 1,000
Erika Davenport is the next MU player on pace to reach 1,000 career points. She currently has 968 points heading in to the game against St. John's and will be the 27th player in MU history to reach the 1,000 point plateau. Once Davenport reaches 1,000 points, Marquette will be the only BIG EAST team with three active 1,000 point scorers and just the eighth in NCAA Division I.

Efficient Shooting
Marquette leads the BIG EAST in field goal shooting, connecting for 45.8 percent of their shots, (485-1,059).




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