Marquette Looks for 500th Program Win Wednesday at Cincinnati
Feb. 17, 2009
The Marquette women's basketball team will looking for program win No. 500 Wednesday, Feb. 18, when it takes on Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. The game can be heard live on the internet courtesy of Marquette Radio with WMUR's Brad Galli on the call.
Marquette and Cincinnati will meet for the 28th time in a series that began in 1992 as members of the Great Midwest Conference. The Golden Eagles own the series advantage, 19-8, and have claimed the last three wins. Marquette is 9-2 when playing in Cincinnati.
The Golden Eagles (14-11, 5-6 BIG EAST) are coming off a much-needed win over West Virginia, 79-59, Sunday that snapped their two-game losing skid. Marquette will return home Saturday to host St. John's at 3 p.m.
Senior Erin Monfre had arguably the most complete game of her career as she set an Al McGuire Center record and matched a program record with a career-high seven made 3-pointers. She shot 70 percent for the game (7-of-10) from the field, including 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from long range. She also pulled down three rebounds and dished a season high four assists over a season high 29 minutes of action.
Fellow classmate Krystal Ellis returned to form with game-high 25 points, six rebounds and three assists in just 24 minutes of action.
Cincinnati is 13-11 overall and 3-8 in the BIG EAST, and have lost seven straight games, all in conference play. The Bearcats last win was over Seton Hall, 72-62, on Jan. 17.
Kahla Roudebush leads Cincinnati with 16.4 points per game. Jill Stephens is the only other Bearcat scoring in double figures, posting 11.3 ppg and a team-best 5.1 rebounds per game.