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2.25.11 In Related News: Two For The Price Of One!


Or, in the case of the actual results, one for the price of two.

Step into the Wayback Machine, as we go back to Saturday, when the #22/21 Marquette women's basketball team got STOMPED at home by Rutgers, 76-55.  Rutgers used a 24-1 run in a 9 minute stretch in the middle of the first half to end up with a 26-5 lead, and that was the ball game.

That effort got Marquette dropped to #24 in the AP Poll and #22 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll as they traveled to Providence on Wednesday night.  The Lady Friars (does that even make sense?) took advantage of a reeling Marquette team to take a 1 point halftime lead, but Coach Terri Mitchell's squad grabbed control in the 2nd half and won 62-50.  Paige Fiedorowicz paced the Golden Eagles with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Bracketology & upcoming games after The Jump.

Senior Night for the women's team is Saturday against #7/11 DePaul at 7pm in the Al McGuire Center.  It'll be the last home game for the 6 seniors on the team.  They get a quick turnaround with the last regular season game on Monday night at Cincinnati before the Big East Women's Championship starts on Friday, March 4. 

Bracketology Update: Even after getting dumped by Rutgers, things are looking pretty solid for Marquette.  ESPN.com's Charlie Creme has them sliding down, but only to a 7 seed.  That earns a matchup with current MAAC leader Marist.  Currently the Golden Eagles are in a 4 way tie for 4th place in the Big East, but there are 6 teams with either 5 losses (like Marquette) or 6 losses.  Winning both of their last two games would be a big help for Marquette, not just for NCAA seeding, but for Big East Tournament seeding as well.

Marquette Athletics Quick Notes: The Marquette women's soccer team announced a spring schedule to follow up their Sweet 16 appearance the NCAA Tournament.

After an upset of #48 Iowa on Saturday, the Marquette women's tennis team is nationally ranked for the first time since the 2008-09 season, popping in at #69 on the the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.