Marquette Hosts Wisconsin Saturday
Dec. 6, 2013
MILWAUKEE -- Following two victories at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout in Las Vegas, Nev., the Marquette University women's basketball team (6-1) looks to continue its strong start to the season Saturday night at 7 p.m. against in-state rival Wisconsin.
The game can be viewed live through gomarquette.com with MUTV covering the action.
The Golden Eagles are coming off a dominating 84-64 victory against Tennessee Tech and a 72-65 victory against Utah over the Thanksgiving weekend. Junior Arlesia Morse finished with a game-high 24 points, including five-for-eight shooting from behind the 3-point arc, against Tennessee Tech and senior Katie Young had 19 points and 11 rebounds for her fifth double double of the season in their victory over Utah. Classmate Katherine Plouffe averaged 21.0 points per game and sophomore Brooklyn Pumroy had six steals across both games.
The Golden Eagles received nine points in the most recent Associated Press poll, leaving them just outside the top 25 rankings. MU has won six of its first seven games, with the only loss coming against No. 2/2 Duke, 78-61 on Nov. 24 at the Al McGuire Center.
Plouffe and Young both are averaging a double double per contest, averaging 20.0 and 16.1 points per game and 10.6 and 10.3 rebounds per game, respectively. Pumroy leads the team in minutes, averaging 32.0 per game to go along with a team-high 13 steals.
The Badgers (5-2) travel to the Al McGuire Center coming off a 74-59 victory over Boston College. Wisconsin faced off against Vanderbilt in Nashville the game before, falling to the Commodores 81-69. Marquette also played against Vanderbilt earlier in the season, winning 82-77. The Badgers are led by senior Taylor Wurtz who averages 15.7 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Last season, the Golden Eagles fell to Wisconsin at the Kohl Center, 71-68.
Following their tilt with Wisconsin, the Golden Eagles will travel across the city to play Milwaukee on December 15.