Marquette Hosts Xavier on Friday

Jan. 12, 2017

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MILWAUKEE--The Marquette women's basketball team returns home following a two-game road trip and will welcome Xavier to the Al McGuire Center on Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Central time.

The game will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network via Fox Sports GO with Kent Sommerfeld and Kyle Dlabay providing play-by-play and analyst duties, respectively.

The Golden Eagles own a 13-4 overall record and sit third in the league standings with a 4-2 mark after splitting the road trip at St. John's and Seton Hall, 1-1. MU bounced back after the loss in Queens and held on to win 83-77 over Seton Hall after the Pirates made a second-half push.

The Last Meeting
February 14, 2016
Al McGuire Center
Marquette Downs Xavier, 74-69
The Marquette University women's basketball team (13-13, 8-7 BIG EAST) improved their home game winning-streak to seven games after defeating Xavier,74-69, at the Al McGuire Center Sunday afternoon, which sealed the season series at 1-1, with each team winning on its home court.

Allazia Blockton leads the league in scoring at 16.9 points per game, while the Musketeer's Raeshaun Gaffney is right behind her at 15.6 points and is third in the BIG EAST shooting 43.7 percent from beyond the arc.

MU has three players ranking in the conference's top-15 in scoring as Natisha Hiedeman checks in 12th with 14.1 points, while Erika Davenport is 14th with 12.8 points and is also shooting 57.0 percent from the field to rank second, and is nearly averaging a double-double bringing down 9.8 boards.

As a squad, MU's high scoring offense continues as the Golden Eagles rank second in the league with 77.0 points per contest, but will face a stingy Xavier squad that is allowing opponents to score just 58.3 points each night.

Last season MU and Xavier split the season series with each team winning on its home floor and the Golden Eagles own a slight 8-7 advantage in the series and have dropped just two games to the Musketeers in Milwaukee.

Following Friday, MU will host Butler on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Noon, live on FS1.




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