March 3, 2014
VILLANOVA, Pa. - It will be Senior Night on the Main Line Tuesday evening when Villanova plays host to the Marquette Golden Eagles. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at The Pavilion. The Wildcats enter play 21-7 overall and 11-6 in Big East play, while Marquette is 20-8 overall and 11-6 in conference action.
Four Wildcats will take part in their final regular season home game on Tuesday against Marquette. The quartet includes Ellen Hill, Devon Kane, Pearl Mensah and Jessica Wamala. Throughout their four-year careers, this group of seniors have won 73 games, participated in both a NCAA Tournament and a WNIT Tournament, registered two 20-win seasons, captured three Big Five titles and eight in-season tournament championships. In a few weeks, this senior class will help lead Villanova to its third consecutive postseason appearance.
Tuesday's game against Marquette will be the 12th all-time meeting between Villanova and the Golden Eagles. Marquette leads the all-time series by a 7-4 count. The Golden Eagles have had the upper hand of late in the series winning five of the last six meetings. Marquette is 3-1 all-time in games played at Villanova.
The Wildcats currently leads the country in fewest turnovers per game at 8.6. In 28 contests this year, Villanova has registered 17 single digit turnover games, including six in last Saturday's game against Xavier. Villanova has led the country in three of the last six years in fewest turnovers per game.
Villanova is led in scoring by senior guard Devon Kane who is averaging 12.0 points per game, while sophomore guard Caroline Coyer is second with a 10.3 points per game average. Kane also leads the team in assists with 120, while junior forward Taylor Holeman owns a team-best 5.3 rebounds per game average.