Marquette Hosts Creighton on Senior Day
Feb. 28, 2014
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette University women's basketball team returns home for its final home contest of the 2013-14 season when it welcomes Creighton to the Al McGuire Center on Saturday, March 1 for a 2 p.m. Central time tip. Seniors Katie Young, Katherine Plouffe and Courtney Thomas will suit up for the last time in front of the Marquette faithful, and will be honored during a postgame ceremony.
Saturday's action will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 with Chris Shearn (play-by-play) and Sarah Kustok (Analyst) on the call.
The Golden Eagles (19-8, 10-6) are fresh off an impressive 74-61 victory at St. Johns on Feb. 26, a matchup in which they trailed by as many as 23 points. Down 38-19 with just under four minutes to go in the first half, the Golden Eagles went on a 16-4 run with seven points from Young in that frame, and trailed just 42-35 going into the break. MU continued its strong play in to the second half, outscoring SJU by 20 in the second stanza. Young garnered her 11th double double of the season, scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Plouffe and sophomore guard Brooklyn Pumroy also recorded double-digit point totals, adding 15 and 12 points respectively.
The Creighton BlueJays (18-10, 12-4) defeated Seton Hall 70-50 in Omaha, Neb. in their most recent action on Feb. 26. Creighton, winners of four-consecutive contests, enjoyed a strong all-around performance from senior forward Sarah Nelson who fell just shy of a triple double with 14 rebounds, nine assists and eight points against the Pirates. McKenzie Fujan also added 17 points for CU.
The BlueJays have a nearly unblemished record at home winning 12 of 13 games, but are just 5-8 away from Omaha. One of Creighton's 12 home victories came against the Golden Eagles back in late January, 83-64. Junior Apiew Ojulu scored a team-high 12 points for the Golden Eagles.
The BlueJays currently are tied with St. John's for second in the BIG EAST Conference, while MU is locked in a battle for fourth with Villanova and will face the Wildcats Tuesday, March 4 in the final regular season game. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. CT.