Cincinnati Squares off with Marquette Wednesday Night
Junior Kayla Cook

Feb. 12, 2013

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The Last Meeting
March 2, 2012
Hartford, Conn.
Bearcats BIG EAST Tournament Run Ends In 54-51 Loss To Marquette
The University of Cincinnati women's basketball team (15-15) lost a hard-fought battle to Marquette (14-16), 54-51, in the first round of the 2012 BIG EAST Championship on Friday evening at the XL Center.

CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati (8-15, 0-10) women’s basketball team returns home Wednesday, February 13 to host Marquette University (12-11, 4-6) in a BIG EAST contest that tips off at 7 p.m. The Bearcats enter the contest following a 55-46 road loss to Rutgers. The Golden Eagles most recently picked up a 60-56 win over Villanova.

Wednesday night will be Date Night at Fifth Third Arena. Fans are encouraged to stop by the east concourse to visit the “Date Night” photo booth station and celebrate Valentine’s Day. Complimentary accessories and candies will be provided.

SERIES HISTORY: One of the longest rivalries for the Bearcats, Wednesday’s contest will mark the 36th meeting in the all-time series with Marquette holding a 22-13 record. The Bearcats picked up wins during both of the regular-season meetings last year but suffered a 54-51 loss to the Golden Eagles in the BIG EAST Tournament. Marquette leads the series in Cincinnati with a 10-6 record.

LAST TIME OUT: Junior Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods/Michigan) poured in 20 points, but the Bearcats were unable to come away with the road victory against Rutgers, falling by a 55-46 score. Cincinnati was out-rebounded 45-21 during the contest.

The Bearcats held a 30-23 lead at the half, only to be outscored 32-16 during the final 20 minutes. The Scarlet Knights used scoring runs of 9-2 and 13-3 during the frame to stretch their lead to 47-39. Rutgers went 8-of-8 from the charity stripe down the stretch to seal the win.

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN EAGLES: Marquette enters Wednesday’s contest following a 60-56 win over Villanova. In the contest, Marquette outrebounded the Wildcats 42-27 and held Villanova scoreless from behind the arc as they went 0-for-12.

Marquette ranks 36th nationally in rebounding margin, grabbing 6.4 more boards per game than their opponents. Leading the team in rebounding is Katherine Plouffe at 7.6 per game. The junior also lead the team in scoring, averaging 13.1 points. Arlesia Moore and Sarina Simmons add 11.8 and 8.6 points per contest respectively.