Women's Basketball

MU Drops an 82-76 Contest at No. 24/21 Michigan

Dec. 7, 2017

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.--A furious fourth-quarter comeback fell short as the Marquette women's basketball team dropped an 82-76 decision at No. 24/21 Michigan on Thursday night at Crisler Arena.

The Golden Eagles (4-4) were led by junior Erika Davenport as she poured in 23 points in front of a local crowd, while classmate Allazia Blockton tallied a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Danielle King also posted 19 points and dished out five assists with two steals.

After letting a first half lead slip away in the third quarter, Marquette stormed out in the fourth frame and outscored the Wolverines (7-2) 30-25, but ultimately ran out of time before being able to overtake U-M. The Golden Eagles had cut the lead to two points, 69-67 after King found Davenport down low and the junior capitalized on the and-1 opportunity at the 3:03 mark, but Michigan knocked down shots and remained in the lead.

Marquette shot 38 percent (27-71) in the game and took 38 points in the paint with 17 points off Wolverine miscues.

The Golden Eagles led the entire first half as King got the squad on the board in the first six seconds. In the second frame, MU held Michigan scoreless over a 4:37 and the Wolverines hit just 1-of-11 field goals, which helped the Golden Eagles to a 33-29 advantage at the brook. Paced by 12 points from Davenport, Marquette shot 40 percent (14-35) from the field in the first half, while holding Michigan to just 10-of-34 shots for 16.7 percent.

The Golden Eagles return home for their final non-conference home game of the season, hosting Army on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. CT at the Al McGuire Center.

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