Marquette Travels to Georgetown on Saturday
Feb. 28, 2013
MILWAUKEE-- The Marquette University women's basketball team concludes its two-game road stint Saturday afternoon at conference-rival Georgetown. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. CT in Washington, D.C.
In an 81-70 victory at Providence on Feb. 26, the Golden Eagles (13-14, 5-9 BIG EAST) snapped their three-game losing skid by defeating the Friars. Marquette featured four players in double figures in a season-high 81 point effort. Junior Katherine Plouffe paced the team with 20 points and 12 boards, earning her seventh double-double of the season.
Sophomore Arlesia Morse was also effective against Providence, tallying 19 points, 17 in the second half alone. Classmates, Lauren Tibbs and Chelsie Butler, also recorded 14 and 11 points respectively.
The Georgetown Hoyas (14-13, 5-9) have dropped five of the last six games, most recently falling on the road to DePaul 75-55. Against DePaul, the Hoyas received a strong contribution from senior guard Sugar Rodgers, who recorded 17 points along with 9 assists.
Rodgers, a three-time AP Honorable Mention All-American and three-time All-BIG EAST honoree, leads the Hoyas in scoring, rebounding, and assists. Junior forward Andrea White is also a key cog in Georgetown's game plan, averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Marquette holds a 6-1 advantage all-time against the Hoyas. In their most recent matchup on Jan. 17, 2012 in Milwaukee, Marquette fell 67-39, losing for the first time in series history.
Marquette and Georgetown are currently tied for 10th place in the BIG EAST at 5-9 in conference play.