Davenport Selected as BIG EAST Player of the Week

Dec. 23, 2017

NEW YORK--Marquette University women's basketball junior Erika Davenport was selected as the BIG EAST Player of the Week, the league office announced on Saturday.

Davenport helped the Golden Eagles (6-5) push No. 2/2 Notre Dame to the brink in overtime on Wednesday as the Clarkston, Mich. native went for 19 points and a career-best 16 rebounds in South Bend. Her 16 boards are the most the Fighting Irish have allowed a single player to snag since Nov. 17, 2016.

Davenport shot 7-of-11 from the field while seven of her rebounds came off the offensive glass. Eight of those boards came in the fourth quarter as Marquette erased an eight-point deficit to force Notre Dame into its first overtime contest of the season.

MU will open BIG EAST play hosting St. John's on Thursday, Dec. 28. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT on FS2.




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