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The Golden Eagles, who finished the season with an overall record of 16-15 and a 7-9 Big East record, were upset by the 16th seeded Cincinnati Bearcats (14-17, 3-13 Big East) in the first round of last week's Big East Tournament in Hartford, Conn.,”After receiving high expectations coming into this season, the Marquette women's basketball team failed to live up to the preseason hype.

The Golden Eagles, who finished the season with an overall record of 16-15 and a 7-9 Big East record, were upset by the 16th-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats (14-17, 3-13 Big East) in the first round of last week's Big East Tournament in Hartford, Conn.

The game was tied at the end of regulation, but Cincinnati outscored Marquette 10-4 in overtime to escape with a 60-54 victory.

The Golden Eagles led the Bearcats 49-43 with four minutes remaining in the opening round game before surrendering a 7-1 run by Cincinnati to send the game into overtime.

Sophomore guard Angel Robinson led the Golden Eagles with 15 points, but sank only one of her nine 3-point attempts. Senior guard Krystal Ellis scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting.

With the loss, Marquette was knocked out of the Big East Tournament, and will miss out on the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.

On a positive note, the Golden Eagles will be heading back to the WNIT Tournament, where they were crowned champions last year after rolling off five straight victories.

Marquette was rewarded a first-round bye and will host the winner of an opening round match-up between Butler and Duquesne, who play on Thursday.