RV/RV Marquette Opens Play at the Tigers Turkey Tip-Off
Nov. 24, 2016
STOCKTON, Calif.--Riding high after an upset victory over Oregon State on Tuesday, the RV/RV Marquette women's basketball team continues a three-game road trip over Thanksgiving weekend as the Golden Eagles travel to Pacific University for the Tigers' Turkey Tip-Off in Stockton, California.
The Golden Eagles will face Santa Clara on Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. Central time before taking on host school, Pacific, on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Central time. Both games will stream live on TheW.tv, courtesy of the West Coast Conference.
Marquette owns a 4-0 record heading into the weekend after knocking off its second straight ranked opponent, No. 22/15 Oregon State on Tuesday in Corvallis. The 4-0 start marks the best start for the Golden Eagles since opening the 2013-14 season 4-0 and this also marks the first week MU is ranked in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll since Dec. 2, 2013.
Sophomore Erika Davenport has recorded a double-double in every game this season and averages 16.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Classmate Allazia Blockton leads the squad with 19.5 points per contest, while Natisha Hiedeman is averaging 16.0 points after leading the Golden Eagles with 24 points against the Beavers.
Santa Clara is 1-2 this season after dropping two straight games at California and at San Jose State. Morgan McGwire leads the Broncos with 14.0 points per game, as Emily Wolph tallies 12.3 points. This will be the first meeting between the two programs
Pacific will take on Montana State at the Spanos Center before facing the Golden Eagles and currently owns a 2-2 record after falling to UC Davis on Monday night, 95-87. The Tigers lead the West Coast Conference and rank 12th in NCAA in scoring offense at 88.0 points per game.
This is the second all-time meeting between Pacific and Marquette and the first since Nov. 26, 1999, when MU won 86-81 in overtime on a neutral court.
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