Marquette Hosts Butler in BIG EAST Action on Friday

Jan. 11, 2018

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MILWAUKEE - It's going to be a busy weekend of women's hoops at the Al McGuire Center as Marquette will put its perfect 5-0 start to BIG EAST Conference play on the line. The Golden Eagles welcome Butler on Friday (7 p.m. CT), followed by Xavier on Sunday (2 p.m. CT).

The Last Meeting
February 10, 2017
Indianapolis, Ind.
Marquette Tops Butler, 72-66
The Marquette women's basketball team sank seven-for-eight free throws in the final 21 seconds of action and was able to outlast Butler, 72-66, on Friday evening at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

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.


Approaching 1,000
Erika Davenport is the next MU player on pace to reach 1,000 career points. She currently has 978 points heading into Friday's matchup vs. Butler and will be the 27th player in MU history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Once Davenport reaches the mark, Marquette will be the only BIG EAST team with three active 1,000-point scorers and just the eighth in all of NCAA Division I. 




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