MU Begins BIG EAST Conference Championship Play Friday Against Cincinnati

Sarina Simmons has the most BIG EAST Championship experience of anyone on the team as she has played in four tournament games

Feb. 29, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's basketball team makes its seventh appearance in the BIG EAST Conference Championship Presented by American Eagle Outfitters at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., March 2-6.

The Marquette University women's basketball team has earned the No. 14 seed and will play No. 11 seed Cincinnati on March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT

The Golden Eagles' first round game can be seen live on the BIG EAST's website through the conference's official streaming video platform, A live audio stream will also be available on with Kyle Dlabay on the call.

Marquette's (13-16, 4-12 BIG EAST) meeting with the Bearcats (15-14, 6-10 BIG EAST) will mark the third time the two teams will play each other this season. Cincinnati took both regular-season contests, 62-54 at the Al McGuire Center and 60-46 at Fifth Third Arena.

The winner of the Marquette versus Cincinnati first round game will face No. 6 seed Rutgers in the second round on March 3 at 8 p.m.ET/7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised regionally on the BIG EAST Network and locally in Milwaukee on Sports32.

Marquette is 3-6 all-time in the BIG EAST Conference Championship, and went 1-1 in the league tournament in 2011, defeating No. 12 seed Pittsburgh, 65-61, before losing to No. 4 seed Rutgers, 68-62, in the quarterfinals. Marquette advanced as far as the semifinals in 2007 where it fell to No. 2 seed and eventual champion Rutgers, 63-55.




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