Marquette men hoops lose to West Virginia, women beat UWMWisconsin Sports
- The Marquette men's basketball team lost out on its chance to upset West Virginia last night but the women's team topped UW-Milwaukee.
The Marquette men’s basketball team lost its Big East opener at West Virginia last night, 63-62. Da’Sean Butler made a 21-foot fade-away jumper with one-point-eight seconds left, to keep the sixth-ranked Mountaineers undefeated at 11-0.
Marquette led by four at the half, but was held without a field goal in the first six minutes of the second half. And the Golden Eagles made only one-of-four free throws in the final 62 seconds, throwing away an opportunity for what could have been a huge upset. Lazar Hayward led Marquette with 24 points. Devin Ebanks scored 19 for West Virginia, which improved to 2-0 in Big East play.
Marquette ended a two-game winning streak, and dropped to 9-4 overall. They’ll host Villanova on Saturday.
The Marquette women won at UW-Milwaukee last night, 69-52. The Panthers committed 13 turnovers in the first half, as the Golden Eagles went up by 16 at the break and were never threatened after that.
UWM got within nine with just over four minutes left – but they were held without a field goal the rest of the way. Jessica Pachko had 19 points and eight rebounds for Marquette, which improved to 9-4. Eagles’ junior Angel Robinson scored 15, and she surpassed the one-thousand-point mark for her career. Lindsay Laur scored 15 for UW-Milwaukee, which has lost five-of-its-last-six to drop to 5-6.
The Panthers will return to Horizon League action on Saturday at Youngstown State, while Marquette opens Big East play at home against Pittsburgh.