No. 17/19 Marquette Opens 2017-18 Campaign at New Mexico
Nov. 12, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--The 2017-18 slate begins on Monday for the No. 17/19 Marquette women's basketball team as the Golden Eagles open at New Mexico Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Central time.
The season lidlifter will air live on the Mountain West Network from Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque.
Marquette is preseason ranked in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time in program history and earns its highest ranking since 2007. The Golden Eagles are the unanimous preseason favorites to win the BIG EAST Conference and return all five leading scorers, nearly 90 percent of their offense from last year's squad that won the league tournament and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.
New Mexico (1-0) opened its campaign on Friday night with an 88-76 victory over Western Michigan. The Lobos were led by Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year Cherise Beynon with 24 points, while MWC Preseason Newcomer of the Year Tesha Buck tallied 22 points. New Mexico was picked to finish fourth in the Mountain West Conference.
Last season in Milwaukee, Marquette handed the Lobos a 62-52 loss at the Al McGuire Center as four Golden Eagles poured in double figures.
Following this contest MU will head home for its home opener at the Al McGuire Center. The Golden Eagles welcome Loyola Maryland on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. CT.
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In women's basketball history head coach Carolyn Kieger is the 36th to coach and play for a ranked team, and the 11th to do this at her alma mater.
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