MU Closes Out Home Slate Saturday Against No. 4/4 Connecticut
Feb. 23, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team will play its final home game of the 2011-12 season Saturday, Feb. 25 against No. 4/4 Connecticut at the Al McGuire Center. The 4 p.m. tip-off will be broadcast live on Sports32 with Steve True (play-by-play) and Michelle Griffin-Wenzel (analyst) on the call.Gold t-shirts will be distributed to the first 2,000 fans at the Al McGuire Center Saturday afternoon. Also, two-for-one admission is available with a shoe donation for Soles for Jesus.
With two games left on the regular season schedule, the Golden Eagles (13-14, 4-10 BIG EAST) own the 14th seed in the BIG EAST Conference Championship. If the championship seeding were decided today, Marquette would face the No. 11 seed on Friday, March 2.
Marquette will complete the regular season at No. 24/18 Rutgers on Monday, Feb. 27.
The Golden Eagles look to finish the season strong after a string of losses with the most recent coming at Cincinnati (60-46) on Tuesday.
Chelsie Butler sparked Marquette with her second double-double performance of her career at Cincinnati. She registered a team-high 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds off the bench against the Bearcats. Butler leads MU's non-starters with 5.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game.
Katherine Plouffe has stated her case as the league's most improved player as she has started in all 27 games this season. Plouffe averaged 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 33 games as freshman, and currently leads the team with a career-best 13.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. She has scored in double figures 20 times this season, nine in BIG EAST play, which is a 10-game increase from a season ago.