Brooklyn Pumroy's development is critical to Marquette's success this year. - Maggie Casey/MarquetteImages.com
The Golden Eagles look to bounce back from a loss last week against UW-Green Bay tonight against the Rockets.
Last time out, Marquette took advantage of nine first half fouls on UW-GB to take a halftime lead. But after halftime, the combination of the Phoenix getting to use the players that started the game on a 9-1 run and three Golden Eagles - Apiew Ojulu, Chelsie Butler, and Ashley Santos - in street clothes allowed Green Bay to dominate and walk away with a nine point win.
Today brings the Toledo Rockets to the Al McGuire Center, with tipoff at 7pm. It's We Back Pat Night, as Marquette will be using the game to support The Pat Summitt Foundation. Pat Summitt, the legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach, is also the mother of Marquette assistant Tyler Summitt.
As for the game itself, the Rockets come in on a six game winning streak, including a destruction of UWM in their last outing. Toledo has nine players who have played in all eight of their games and average more than 13 minutes a game, so this could be a long night for MU if injuries are still plaguing the Golden Eagles. Naama Shafir is the straw that stirs the drink for Toledo, as she averages 11.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game.