MU Takes on St. John's Wednesday
Feb. 25, 2014
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.
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.