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Strong second half defense leads Marquette over Providence

Marquette women’s basketball defeated the Providence Friars 60-50, ending its two-game losing streak Sunday afternoon.

This victory also marks the first BIG EAST win for head coach Megan Duffy.

The Golden Eagles got off to a quick start early in the first quarter but trailed off near the end, shooting just 36%. Despite poor shooting and committing seven turnovers, MU went into the second quarter leading 10-7.

Marquette fared better offensively in the second quarter, going 5-for-10 from the field. However, the Golden Eagles defense wasn’t nearly as strong as it was in the first quarter, allowing the Friars to score 20 points.