Four Golden Eagles scored in double digits, led by Tatiyiana McMorris' 17, to push #22/21 Marquette (20-5, 8-4) to a 66-58 victory over the Seton Hall Pirates (8-17, 1-11) in New Jersey on Wednesday night.
The win was Marquette's 20th on the season, marking the first 20 win season from Terri Mitchell's squad since the 2007-08 Golden Eagles picked up 5 wins on the way to a WNIT title to finish 21-14, and the first regular season 20 victory campaign since 2006-07.
Player of the Game and Bracketology after the jump.Player Of The Game: Tatiyiana McMorris is the easy choice with a score sheet stuffing line of 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Heck of a performance from the senior guard playing in front of family and friends who made the trip to South Orange from The Bronx.
Bracketology Update: As of Monday afternoon, ESPN.com's Charlie Creme has Marquette as a 6 seed in the Philadelphia region. That gets them stuck with a horrible first round matchup due to NCAA Women's Tournament policy: If you are a host site for the first two rounds, you are REQUIRED to play your games there. Current WCC leader Gonzaga makes it in as an 11 seed and set to host this game in Spokane.
CollegeRPI.com's Jerry Palm has Marquette as a 4 seed as of February 12, facing 13th seed & current Southern Conference leader Appalachian State in Auburn, Alabama.
The women take the court next on Saturday afternoon at 2pm in the Al McGuire Center against Rutgers (13-11, 7-5) in Marquette's 6th annual PINK OUT game, supporting the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Pink Zone" program. The team, coaches, band, and cheerleaders will all be wearing pink in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer.