Marquette Takes on Xavier Friday on FS2
Feb. 8, 2018
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.
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.
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