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Golden Eagles defeat Tulsa after pair of Golden Hurricane free-throw misses in final seconds

Isabelle Spingola holds onto the ball in MU's Nov. 25 loss to Mississippi State at the Al McGuire Center.

Marquette women’s basketball defeated the University of Tulsa 61-60 Saturday afternoon after the Golden Hurricane missed a pair of free throws in the final seconds, improving to 6-2 this season.

The Golden Eagles started the game slowly, trailing 20-14 after the first quarter. Marquette stormed back in the second quarter, outscoring Tulsa 17-7 and holding the Golden Hurricane to just 13% from the field. Scoring was back-and-forth in the third and fourth quarters.

Senior guard Isabelle Spingola hit a pair of free-throws with 10 seconds left to give Marquette the game-winning 61-60 lead.