Arlesia Morse had a game high 23 points, including nine in OT. - Maggie Casey/MarquetteImages.com
Marquette traveled to wherever Brookings, South Dakota, is and picked up an overtime victory.
South Dakota State took an early 8-2 lead last night, but Marquette returned the favor by halftime, staking themselves to a 8 point halftime lead. You can't expect a team at home to just roll over like that, though, and the Jackrabbits slowly dragged themselves back into it, tying the game on a Megan Waytashek layup with just over 12 minutes remaining.
SDSU was able to push the lead as high as five repeatedly, but never higher. That's when the Brooklyn PumroyShow started. The freshman guard drilled all four of the three point attempts she took in the final 8 minutes of the game to help push the game to overtime knotted at 66.
Arlesia Morse took over in OT for the Golden Eagles, scoring nine of MU's 11 points, including a free throw with 19 seconds left that made sure that SDSU's last second attempt could do nothing more than tie the game. The three ball attempt missed, and MU moved back above .500 on the season.
Abbie Willenborg Player Of The Game: While it'd be easy to go with Arlesia Morse, since she was the high scorer for the game, I'm going to go with Brooklyn Pumroy. She had 15 of her career high 17 points in the second half and added a rebound and two assists while balancing out her three turnovers with three steals.
Clare Barnard Undersung Eagle Of The Game: Standard policy for me here: If you don't turn the ball over, you get recognized here. Cristina Bigica hit both her shots and added a steal and two assists in 13 minutes.
Up Next: Marquette returns to the Al McGuire Center on Saturday night to face off with Fordham. Tipoff's at 7pm.