Syracuse 79, Marquette 63

For the first time since falling to Notre Dame back in December, Marquette has fallen back to the .500 mark on the season.

The Golden Eagles (13-13, 4-9 Big East) got double digit scoring from four different players led by 20 from Arlesia Morse, but after opening up 6-0 on the Syracuse Orange (16-11, 5-8 Big East), they committed 21 turnovers and only shot 38.5% from the floor. Meanwhile, Syracuse was on fire most of the game, shooting over 53% in both halves. Nowhere was this more evident than when Syracuse went on a 16-0 run to turn the tables on Marquette after a Katie Young three pointer had cut Syracuse's 7 point halftime lead down to 4. Kayla Alexander did the most damage for the Orange, pouring in 23 points on 10-13 shooting.

With road trips to a Cincinnati team that already won in the Al McGuire Center and #18 Rutgers on the schedule along with the home finale against a Connecticut team that just had their 99 game home winning streak broken, things are looking bleak for Marquette continuing their 9 year post season streak. It's not out of the question, but Marquette may need to find a way to win games in the Big East tournament for it to happen.

Abbie Willenborg Player Of The Game: It's hard to go in a different direction than Arlesia Morse. Not only did she continue her recent high scoring output, but she also did not commit a turnover in the game.

Clare Barnard Undersung Eagle Of The Game: Can you have an undersung player when everyone who gets in the game gets at least 12 minutes? Katie Young grabbed 7 offensive rebounds, including 3 on the offensive end, to help replace the efforts of Apiew Ojulu, who missed yet another game while in a walking boot.

Up Next: The aforementioned trip to see the Cincinnati Bearcats on Tuesday evening at 6pm.

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