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Final

Marquette 43

(14-17, 4-12 Big East)

(23) Rutgers 52

(22-8, 10-6 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    1 2 T
    MARQ 22 2143
    #23RUTG 16 3652

    Top Performers

    Marquette: K. Plouffe 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rutgers: M. Oliver 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    Monique Oliver scores 18 in second half to lift Marquette into Big East tourney quarters

    Associated Press

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Monique Oliver had 18 of her 23 points in the second half to help Rutgers (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) rally to beat Marquette 52-43 on Saturday night in the second round of the Big East tournament.

    Khadijah Rushdan added nine points and 12 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (22-8), who will face No. 4 Connecticut in the quarterfinals on Sunday night.

    Both teams struggled on offense for most of the game. Marquette built a nine-point lead and held a 22-16 halftime lead. They led 26-20 early in the second half before Rutgers finally got going behind Oliver. Her free throw and putback with 7:35 left gave Rutgers' its first lead since early in the first half.

    Marquette trailed 44-41 before Gabi Minix's scoop shot in the lane brought the Golden Eagles within one. Oliver then made six of eight free throws in the final 3 minutes and Rutgers' held the Golden Eagles scoreless the rest of the way.

    Katherine Plouffe scored 15 points to lead Marquette (14-17).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MARQ
    RUTG
    Points 43 52
    FG Made-Attempted 17-59 (.288) 16-50 (.320)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-16 (.125) 1-8 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 19-30 (.633)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 9

    Game Leaders

     
    MARQ
    RUTG
    PointsK. Plouffe 15M. Oliver 23
    ReboundsK. Plouffe 9K. Rushdan 12
    AssistsG. Minix 6K. Rushdan 3
    StealsG. Minix 3K. Rushdan 3
    BlocksS. Simmons 2M. Oliver 4

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