Marquette Takes on Xavier Friday on FS2

Feb. 8, 2018

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MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette women's basketball team travels to Cincinnati to battle the Xavier Musketeers on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Central time.

The game will air nationally on FS2 with Steve Physioc calling the play-by-play action and LaChina Robinson as the analyst.

The Golden Eagles (15-8, 9-3) enter the game at second place in the BIG EAST conference after a loss against Creighton on Sunday, which was just the third conference loss of the season. Marquette topped Xavier, 88-67 in Milwaukee in the first meeting.

The Last Meeting
January 7, 2018
Omaha, Neb.
Marquette Takes Down Creighton, 92-77
The Marquette women's basketball team remains unbeaten in BIG EAST Conference play with a 92-77 victory at Creighton on Sunday afternoon. The 4-0 start is the best in program history.

Xavier (9-15, 2-11) is also fresh off a loss at St. John's last Sunday. Imani Partlow posted a double-double against the Red Storm, recording 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Partlow leads the Musketeers in scoring, averaging 9.6 points per game. Xavier currently sits tied with Providence for last place in the BIG EAST conference.

Marquette's explosive offense boasts five top-20 scorers in the BIG EAST and all five average double digits led by Allazia Blockton's 18.9 point per game. Erika Davenport (12.5 ppg), Natisha Hiedeman (12.5 ppg), Amani Wilborn (12.0 ppg) and Danielle King (12.0 ppg) round out the Golden Eagles' top-five scorers. Over the weekend, Blockton cracked into Marquette's top-10 all-time scoring list with 1,561 career points, only 17 points away from surpassing Arlesia Morse at ninth all-time.

Following Xavier, MU continues a pair of road games against Butler Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. CT.

BIG EAST Blockton
Through 48 career BIG EAST games, Allazia Blockton has averaged 18.3 PPG which would rank 16th all-time in BIG EAST history - only 17 players have averaged 18 or more points per contest and only five since 2000. The Milwaukee native set the BIG EAST freshman scoring record with 337 conference points.

Marquette in the NCAA
The Golden Eagles rank in the top nationally in three statistical categories. MU is averaging 81.9 points per contest, ranking 19th and is also 29th in field goal percentage, shooting at a 45.1 percent clip. The Golden Eagles have swiped 230 steals this season, which is 45th in NCAA Division I.

Next Up
Junior Dani King and Amani Wilborn will be the next MU players on the 1,000-point watch. King currently has 874 career points, while Wilborn has 864. With at least eight games remaining this season, both are on pace to potentially reach the 1,000-point plateau.




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