MU Hosts No. 19/17 Georgetown Tuesday Night at The Al
Jan. 16, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team will put its three-game BIG EAST Conference win streak on the line Tuesday, Jan. 17, when it host No. 19/17 Georgetown at the Al McGuire Center. The 8 p.m. tip-off can be seen live on CBS Sports Network with James Bates (play-by-play) and Tammy Blackburn calling the action.
It's $2 Tuesday. General admission tickets and select concessions are only $2.
The Golden Eagles (12-6, 3-2 BIG EAST) earned their first BIG EAST road win of the season Sunday in the form of a 63-55 decision over St. John's at Madison Square Garden. Sophomore Katherine Plouffe was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Monday for the second time this season following her performance in MU's last two wins over the Red Storm and Villanova. Plouffe averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds in those wins, including a game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds against St. John's. Plouffe owns a team-best six double-doubles for the season, and she is one of five players in the BIG EAST to reach double figures in two statistical categories in at least five games.
Georgetown (14-4, 3-2 BIG EAST) was selected to finish fifth in the league and has won two of its last three games. The Hoyas own BIG EAST wins at Pittsburgh (82-54), at USF (66-56) and most recently against Syracuse (69-42). All-BIG EAST Preseason selection Sugar Rodgers leads Georgetown with 19.9 points per game, including 20.8 points per game in BIG EAST play.
It will be the seventh meeting between the Hoyas and Golden Eagles when the two teams play on Tuesday night. Marquette is 6-0 all-time against the Hoyas. In its most recent meeting, Marquette stunned then No. 15/14 Georgetown in the nation's capital in double overtime, 75-73 on Jan. 8. Tatiyiana McMorris scored a team-high 19 points to lead a quintet in double figures in the win. Gabi Minix drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:59 to play in the second overtime to give Marquette a one-point lead and Angel Robinson made three free throws to secure the win.
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