Golden Eagles Open Four-Game Homestand
Jan. 22, 2015
MILWAUKEE-- After consecutive road contests, the Marquette University women's basketball team returns home for a four-game homestand, which begins with matchups against Providence (4-14, 1-6) and Creighton (9-9, 2-5) this weekend at the Al McGuire Center. The Golden Eagles host Providence for a 7 p.m. Central time tilt this Friday, Jan. 23 and will be streamed live at www.GoMarquette.com.
MU suffered a setback at the hands of St. John's in its last time out, falling 67-52 to the Red Storm in Queens. Despite facing just a two-point deficit at the half, Marquette was unable to claim its first BIG EAST Conference win. In what truly was a tale of two halves, the Golden Eagles were not able to carry the hot shooting they displayed in the first half into the final 20 minutes. Senior Arlesia Morse led the charge for the Blue and Gold, tallying 17 points and converting on four baskets from beyond the arc. Freshman Kenisha Bell recorded nine points and added eight rebounds, six assists and two steals. The Minneapolis native is currently leading the teaming in scoring averaging 14.3 points per game, shooting 38 percent from the field.
Both Providence and Creighton have had one week off after facing each other in a battle of travel partners on Friday, Jan. 16. In the match-up Providence fell to Creighton, 65-54 in Rhode Island. Four Friars finished in double-figures led by senior Chanise Baldwin with 13 points. Baldwin, from Pontiac, Michigan is currently leading the Friars in shooting percentage at 47 percent. Senior guard Tori Rule is leading the team in both points (13.7) and steals at 31.
Providence is currently ninth in BIG EAST play and has a seven-game losing streak. Their lone league victory came on Dec. 3 as a last second layup from Rule led to a 51-49 win in the opener.
Last season the Golden Eagles went 2-0 against the Friars. This is the 11th time Marquette is playing Providence and the Golden Eagles own a 7-3 record in the all-time series including three-straight victories.
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