Marquette comes in riding a three game winning streak, including two dominant wins against Dartmouth and Loyola-Chicago. Arlesia Morse is the hot hand for the Golden Eagles, earning a spot on last week's Big East Honor Roll largely because of her first career double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds against Loyola-Chicago. Morse definitely deserves that honor based on her play this season, but I don't know if I've seen a game where it was easier to get the rebounding end of a double-double, as 3 Golden Eagles ended up with at least 10.
Central Michigan might have just won their most recent game to get back to .500, but it was a heck of a win. The Chippewas beat #20/21 Texas 73-65 in the consolation game of the Maggie Dixon Surf 'N' Slam Classic in San Diego. The key to victory in that contest was junior guard Niki DiGuilio pouring in 21 points off the bench, well more than her 8.1 per game average. Sophomore guard Jessica Green has a narrow edge on the scoring lead for CMU, averaging 12.7 points against 12.6 from fellow sophomore Crystal Bradford. Bradford also leads Central Michigan in rebounding, grabbing 8.7 misses per contest.