....by popular demand. Honest, I've been peppered with requests for an update on the nationally-ranked Marquette Women's basketball team for weeks now. In fact, one faithful reader who we will refer to as Smitty, offered to preview tonight's big tilt between MU and Rutgers at the RAC. Smitty, take it away.........
The Marquette women are searching for an impressive 20 wins tonight when the team plays Rutgers at the RAC.
It’s remarkable what sophomore guard Krystal Ellis and her teammates have been able to accomplish. Marquette is ranked 16/18th in the polls but still flies under the national radar with very little media attention. Terri Mitchell, much like Tom Crean, has quietly built and maintained a very strong and competitive basketball team during her year 10 years with an impressive 191-109 record, an average of over 19 wins per season - which includes eight trips to the postseason and six 20-win seasons.
Tonight and Saturday, Marquette gets an opportunity to see whether it can knock off some elite programs in Rutgers and particularly, when Marquette plays host to five-time national champion UCONN at The Al on Saturday.
Marquette hoops (men and women) have been fun to watch this year. And just think we’re only half way done with this season.