Marquette Hosts Butler in BIG EAST Action on Friday
Jan. 11, 2018
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Friday's matchup will stream live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with Matt Schumacker and Kyle Dlabay supplying play-by-play and analysis, respectively.
Marquette is 11-5 overall and off to its best league start in program history, extending its mark to 5-0 after taking down Providence, 77-60, on the road on Wednesday.
Danielle King led the way for MU as she paced four in double figures with a season-high 21 points. Allazia Blockton added 18 and Amani Wilborn chipped in 12, while Erika Davenport registered her fifth double-double of the year, collecting 10 points with a career-high 17 rebounds.
Butler arrives in Milwaukee with a respectable 11-6 mark to go along with a 3-2 start in BIG EAST action. However, following three-straight league victories, the Bulldogs suffered an 18-point setback to St. John's at home on Wednesday. Tori Shickel was the lone Butler player to score in double figures, tallying 19 points to surpass the 1,000-point milestone for her career.
Friday marks the 17th meeting all-time between the Golden Eagles and Bulldogs. Marquette holds the overall series edge with a record of 9-7, including five-straight victories dating back to the 2014-15 season.
The last time both teams met in Milwaukee, MU put forth an impressive showing in a 91-53 triumph where Davenport collected a double-double and Blockton led all scorers with 20 points. Butler managed just 30 percent shooting from the field in the loss.
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