Jan. 17, 2012
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The No. 19/17 Georgetown University women's basketball squad improved to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in BIG EAST Conference play with a 67-39 victory over the Marquette University Golden Eagles (12-7, 3-3 BIG EAST) Tuesday evening at the Al McGuire Center. The Hoya pressure was too much for MU as Georgetown forced 29 turnovers on 22 steals.
"In the past we've gone up on Marquette and then let them back in the game," said Georgetown Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "So at halftime I told them to make the score 0-0 and pretend like we were starting over so they came out with the same intensity."
Points off turnovers made a difference early on as 10 of Georgetown's 16 points came off of MU miscues midway through the first. An 18-3 Georgetown run that included eight points from senior forward Tommacina McBride (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) helped the Hoyas go ahead by as much as 18, 26-8 at the 7:15 mark.
Marquette managed to cut the lead to 12 with three minutes left after a four-minute GU scoring drought. A put back with one second from senior guard Alexa Roche (Bellmore, N.Y./St. Michael's Academy) made it, 35-17 at the break.
The second half was no different as the Blue & Gray used points off turnovers and second chance baskets to continue building the lead. Marquette managed a trio of treys to open the second, but the three field goals were all the squad could muster through the first ten minutes to make it 54-26 midway through.
The Hoya defense continued to pressure never giving the Golden Eagles a chance to get back in the game and making the final, 67-39.
The victory marked the program's first win over the Golden Eagles in the seven meetings, all under Williams-Flournoy who has now defeated 15 of 16 BIG EAST institutions in her career on the Hilltop.
Junior guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) led all scorers with 18 points while McBride added a career-high 14. Senior forward Adria Crawford (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) had six points and pulled down a squad-best 10 boards.
GU shot 43.3 percent in the game and outrebounded the Golden Eagles, 48-35.
Georgetown will be back in action on Sunday, January 22 at McDonough Arena as the squad takes on the University of Louisville Cardinals. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 with Beth Mowins on the call and Kara Lawson doing color.
Fans can listen live on www.GUHoyas.com with Ryan Sakamoto and Georgetown alum Monica McNutt calling the action. Live stats will also be available.
Tickets are available at the Georgetown University Athletic Ticket Office.
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