MARQUETTE 100, MONTANA STATE 52
Milwaukee, WI – A scorching night of shooting and typically strong defense was the recipe for No. 19 Marquette, which had a 31-point lead by halftime in easing past Montana State in the first round of the 2018 Preseason WNIT.
The Golden Eagles (2-0) will host Northern Iowa or Delaware in Round 2, with tipoff set for Sunday at 2 p.m. ET; the Bobcats (1-1) will play in the consolation round.
Allazia Blockton, last year’s Big East player of the year, finished with 23 points in going 10-for-12 from the field. Amani Wilborn added 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Marquette had six players reach double figures in scoring; the team shot 56 percent from the field and forced 23 turnovers.
Oliana Squires had 14 points for Montana State; Claire Lundberg closed with 10 points. The Bobcats were just 7-of-34 from 3-point range.