Marquette Opens Three-Game Road Trip at No. 22 Oregon State
Nov. 21, 2016
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette women's basketball team is set to embark on its first road trip of the season beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22 at No. 22 Oregon State at 8 p.m. Central time.
Tuesday's game will air live on Pac-12 Oregon with Anne Marie Anderson and Mary Murphy calling the action on the sidelines. Following this game, Marquette will head straight to Stockton, California where the Golden Eagles are slated to compete in the Pacific Thanksgiving Tournament.
At 3-0 Marquette is off to its best start since the 2013-14 campaign and is receiving votes in the latest AP Poll for the first time since the same season. Marquette defeated then No. 18/16 Arizona State on Saturday, led by five Golden Eagles in double digits. Sophomore Erika Davenport tallied her third double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds on a stellar 7-for-8 shooting from the floor. She is the BIG EAST leader with 10.3 rebounds and tied for second in scoring with classmate Allazia Blockton at 18.3 points per game.
Along with scoring, Blockton also ranks second in the league in assists, dishing out 5.3 per contest, while fellow sophomore Danielle King is fourth at 4.7 assists. Led by the duo, the Golden Eagles are ranked second overall in the BIG EAST with 21.7 assists per game and own a 1.6 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Oregon State also owns a 3-0 record heading into Tuesday's game. The Beavers are stellar on their home court in Gill Coliseum and went 16-1 in 2015-16 and won first three home games this season, bringing their home record to 33-3 over the last three campaigns. The Beavers have won 15-straight home games, since last dropping a game at home against Tennessee on Dec. 19, 2015.
OSU is led by Katie McWilliams with 13.0 points per contest and dishing out 4.0 assists, while Marie Gulich averages 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
This is the third meeting between the two programs with the series even at 1-1. Last season in Milwaukee, then No. 7 Oregon State came away with a 65-58 win, though the Golden Eagles led through the third quarter.
This will be Marquette longest road trip in non-conference play with the only other road game coming on Dec. 11 when the squad travels the short distance to face in-state rival Wisconsin.
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