Women's Basketball Game 6: Michigan 71, Marquette 51

The first four possessions for Marquette against Michigan on Saturday night were a microcosm for the whole game: turnover, turnover, turnover, missed jumper. By the time Gabi Minix scored her only basket of the game less than 3 minutes into the game, Michigan had reeled off the first 8 points of the ball game and was firmly in control. An Arlesia Morse 3 pointer was Marquette's only points on their next 6 possessions (4 more turnovers, 3 by Katherine Plouffe), and Michigan was up 19-5 at the 12:26 mark of the first half and that was all she wrote.

Marquette committed 23 turnovers for the third game in a row, with Plouffe's 6 being the highest individual number. MU has coughed up the ball 23 or more times in every game this season with the exception of the contest against Wisconsin. Three Golden Eagles hit double digits in points, led by Sarina Simmons' 14.

Terri Mitchell takes her second crack at her 300th career win on Tuesday, when the Golden Eagles return to the Al McGuire Center to take on the Privateers of New Orleans.

After the jump: Four Factors, Awards, and Whimsy

Four Factors:

eFG%: Marquette - 47.6% Michigan 52.7%
TO%: Marquette - 34.3% Michigan 14.8%
OReb%: Marquette - 17.9% Michigan 18.8%
FT Rate: Marquette - 35.7% Michigan 28.6%

Abbie Willenborg Player Of The Game: I wanted to give this to someone who had zero turnovers, but no luck today. So Arlesia Morse wins with only 1. Her 11 points, 5 rebounds and a steal were nice, too. I guess.

Clare Barnard Undersung Eagle Of The Game: Cristina Bigica wins here as as she comes off the bench to toss in 11 points on 4-5 shooting, while adding 3 rebounds in 18 minutes.

Whimsy: A song about Walks Of Shame at Hogwarts set to Simon & Garfunkel's Sounds Of Silence? Yessir!


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