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BASELINE: King achieves career high in points in Marquette win over Fairleigh Dickinson

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Senior guard Jordan King (23) finished with a career-high 24 points in Marquette women’s basketball’s 75-47 win over Fairleigh Dickinson Nov. 7 at the Al McGuire Center.

Behind a career-high 24 points from senior guard Jordan King, Marquette women’s basketball secured its first win of the season defeating the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights by a score of 75-47 Monday inside the Al McGuire Center.

Here is a breakdown of the win:

Game MVP:

Along with her career-high points, King finished with eight assists and tied a career-high six steals in 33 minutes of action. The Rockton, Illinois native finished 8-for-15 from the field and went 2-for-4 from beyond the arc.

King credited her fellow Golden Eagles for helping her achieve a career-high.

“Credit to my teammates for knocking down shots and the ball comes back my way and I have that lane,” King said. “When you get more people involved that’s when it opens things up for me.”

Head coach Megan Duffy said King put together a balanced performance for the Golden Eagles.

“She got a couple of steals that led to some easy buckets,” Duffy said. “She’s much improved shooting the three, obviously we know she can score at three levels.”

Key Stats:

  • The Golden Eagles went on a 14-0 run in the beginning of the second quarter with junior forward Liza Karlen netting eight of the 14 points.
  • King matched a career-high six steals, which she earned last December against Butler.
  • Marquette had 28 defensive rebounds, while Fairleigh Dickinson had six offensive rebounds.
  • The Golden Eagles shot 26.7% from the 3-point line.
  • Marquette held Fairleigh Dickinson to 0.66 points per possession.


  • In the first half, the Golden Eagles had led the game 87.2% of the time compared to Fairleigh Dickinson’s 7.5%.
  • First-year guard Mackenzie Hare finished with seven points in her first collegiate game.
  • Senior forward Chloe Marotta, Karlen and King combined for 57 of the Golden Eagles’ 75 points.
  • Karlen earned a double-double with 18 points and 12 assists.

Quote of the day:

Duffy touched on the 3,061 fans that showed up Monday, which consisted mostly of students from the Milwaukee Public School District.

“It was a loud environment, probably some of the loudest timeouts I’ve ever been a part of,” Duffy said. “Great to see our Milwaukee Public Schools in the building and love that the youth were having fun today.”

Next up:

Marquette (1-0) will host Holy Cross Friday at 7 p.m. CST at the Al McGuire Center.

This article was written by Jack Albright. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @JackAlbrightMU. 

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Jack Albright
Jack Albright, Executive Sports Editor
Jack Albright is a sophomore from Charlton, Massachusetts studying journalism. He is the Executive Sports Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-24 school year. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with friends and watch Formula 1. He is excited to write fun stories about all things Marquette athletics and oversee new types of digital content.

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