MU Takes on St. John's Wednesday

Junior Apiew Ojulu

Feb. 25, 2014

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MILWAUKEE--The Marquette University women's basketball team concludes its current two-game road swing, when it travels to St. John's on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. Central time at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, New York. The game will be shown live on ESPN3.

The Golden Eagles (18-8, 9-6) look to get back on track after dropping their most recent contest in overtime, 90-86 at Seton Hall. Despite a seven point advantage at the half, Marquette was unable to hold off the Pirates. Senior Katie Young knocked down a pair of crucial free throws in the final seconds of the second half, giving MU a three point lead. Seton Hall was then able to convert a last second 3-pointer to send the game into overtime. SHU carried its momentum into overtime, outscoring the Golden Eagles 8-4.

The Last Meeting
St. John's49
January 18, 2014
Al McGuire Center
Marquette Falls To St. John's, 49-47
- The Marquette University women's basketball team fell short in a close battle to the St. John's Red Storm, 47-49, Saturday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center.

For just the third time this season, Marquette had two players score 20 or more points, led by Plouffe's 23 and Young's 21. Each senior recorded a double double, Plouffe's 11th and Young's 10th this year. Junior Apiew Ojulu notched 10 points.

St. John's (19-7, 12-3) fell to Creighton 65-62 in Omaha, Neb. in its most recent action. SJU faced a deficit is large as 20 points, but was able to shrink the gap to a mere three points within the final minute. Sophomore guard Alliyah Handford led St. John's with a team-high 14 points.

Despite dropping back-to-back matchups, St. John's is currently tied with DePaul for the BIG EAST Conference lead, each with a 12-3 conference record respectively.

MU looks to bolster its tournament resume with a win at St. John's, who currently boasts an RPI of 21. SJU is yet to drop a home contest during the BIG EAST portion of its schedule.

After its travels out east, the Golden Eagles return home for their final home contest of 2013-14 when they host Creighton on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. CT live on FOXSports1.




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