MU Hosts Butler Saturday in Play4Kay Pink Game
Feb. 7, 2014
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette University women's basketball team looks to sweep its current three-game home stand when it hosts Butler Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Central time.
Saturday marks MU's 9th annual Play4Kay breast cancer awareness pink game. The team will be sporting pink uniforms and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to support breast cancer awareness. Festivities begin with a pre-game health fair at 3 p.m. along with a post-game autograph session. Pink Marquette t-shirts will be on sale and fans who wear pink can enjoy a 2-for-1 ticket.
The Golden Eagles (15-6) hung on for a narrow 62-60 victory over Seton Hall this past Wednesday, Feb. 5. After the teams were knotted at 28 at the half, Marquette connected on 50% of its field goals to oust the Pirates. Senior forward Katherine Plouffe led the way for MU, contributing 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals. The depth of the Marquette rotation was on full display against Seton Hall, every player to see the action for the Golden Eagles scored and the MU bench outscored Seton Hall's 25-9.
Butler (10-12) fell at home 58-55 to BIG EAST leader St. John's, in its most recent action on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Junior center Liz Stratman paced the Bulldogs with 13 points and six rebounds. Stratman is second on the team in scoring to Daress Mcclung who is averaging 14.9 points per contest.
Back in late December the two teams faced off at Hinkle Field House, with Marquette holding on for a 61-59 win. Junior Apiew Ojulu and sophomores Brooklyn Pumroy and Lauren Tibbs each recorded 11 points to lead the Golden Eagles in scoring. The trio also each grabbed seven rebounds, while senior Katie Young led MU on the glass with eight boards.
After taking on Butler, MU resumes action Tuesday, Feb.11 when it travels to Providence for a 6 p.m. CT tip.