Dec. 19, 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Dayton 83, Providence 65
Marquette 79, Oral Roberts 71
Playing in a pair of mid-day contests in front of large crowds of elementary and middle school students, BIG EAST teams split on Wednesday afternoon. The Friars hosted their seventh Annual Project Providence, which featured a morning session for the 1,500 participants to discuss the importance of fitness, good health and education. The students also participate in a variety of fun exercises and basketball drills before cheering on PC against Dayton. Against the Flyers, three Providence players scored in double figures, including a team-high 19 by Evi Iiskola. Iiskola also grabbed a PC-best eight boards.
Marquette hosted its annual Milwaukee Public Schools Day which had a turnout of over 3,000. The students got to watch the Golden Eagles defeat Oral Roberts, 79-71. Junior guard Arlesia Morse led all players with a career-high 28 points for Marquette, while Cristina Bigica (11), Brooklyn Pumroy (10) and Katie Young (10) all reached double digits. Young also added 12 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season.
Thursday, Dec. 19
DePaul (5-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-4), 3 p.m.^
Creighton (4-5) vs. Oregon State (6-2), 10:30 p.m.^
Friday, Dec. 20
Georgetown (6-3) vs. Michigan State (6-4), 3:30 p.m.!
DePaul vs. Washington (4-3), 5:30 p.m.^
Denver (1-9) at Marquette (8-2), 8 p.m.
Creighton vs. Clemson (6-3), 10:30 p.m.^
^Dual In The Desert – Las Vegas, Nev.
!Puerto Rico Classic – San Juan, Puerto Rico