Dec. 21, 2013
WBB Weekly Release - 12.21.13
NEW YORK, N.Y. – BIG EAST women’s basketball teams went 2-2 on Friday night, highlighted by Marquette and DePaul victories. The Golden Eagles and Blue Demons each claimed their third consecutive victories, with MU’s being its final game of the non-conference schedule.
The Golden Eagles defeated Denver for their ninth non-league victory. MU has defeated at least nine non-BIG EAST foes in each of the last six seasons. On Friday, Marquette was led by Arlesia Morse who tallied 16 points, while Lauren Tibbs added a season-high 12 points and 11 rebounds for the first double-double of her career. Morse scored a career-high 28 against Oral Roberts on Wednesday.
Four DePaul players scored in double figures as the Blue Demons won their third game in a row and second at the Duel in the Desert on Friday night. Chanise Jenkins had a team-high 18 points. Brittany Hrynko was credited with 12 assists, tied for the most by a BIG EAST player this season. The Blue Demons totaled 26 dishes for the game, two off their season-high mark of 28. DePaul had 20+ assists for the fourth time in the last five games.
In other action, Creighton was edged by Clemson at the Duel in the Desert, while Georgetown lost its first game at the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan to Michigan State. The Bluejays got within three with 90 seconds to play, but were unable to convert down the stretch. GU’s Natalie Butler, the BIG EAST’s leading rebounder, snagged a game-high 12 boards against the Spartans.
Friday, Dec. 20
Michigan State 67, Georgetown 54!
DePaul 73, Washington 66&
Marquette 71, Denver 54
Clemson 56, Creighton 52&
Saturday, Dec. 21
Georgetown vs. Western Kentucky, Noon!
Cincinnati @ Xavier, 2 p.m.
Indiana State @ Butler, 2 p.m.
NJIT @ Seton Hall, 2 p.m.
Providence @ Rhode Island, 2 p.m.
DePaul vs. ULM, 5:30 p.m.&
Creighton @ UNLV, 10:30 p.m.&
Sunday, Dec. 22
#RV/24 Texas A&M @ St. John’s, 11 a.m.^
Villanova @ Temple, 2 p.m.
^Maggie Dixon Classic - Madison Square Garden
!Puerto Rico Classic - San Juan, Puerto Rico
&Duel In The Desert, Las Vegas, Nev.
All times are Eastern and subject to change