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Plugged-in: Another Abrupt End

Plugged-in is your one-stop shop for all things Marquette Athletics from the past seven days. Look for Plugged-in every Monday morning.

Men’s Basketball’s Heartbreaking Defeat

Marquette’s 2023-24 season came to a close Friday in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

“I did tell the guys after the game in the locker room that our two seniors, Tyler Kolek and Oso Ighodaro, have set an incredible standard over the past three years in our program,” Marquette head coach Shaka Smart said.

“It’s really going to be on the rest of us to uphold that standard. It’s going to be tough, but even try to raise that standard.”

Women’s Basketball’s Kenzie Hare Enters Transfer Portal

  • Rising junior guard Kenzie Hare entered the transfer portal on Wednesday, sources confirmed to the Marquette Wire.
  • Hare averaged 14.0 points per game and shot 42.5% from beyond the arc, which ranked 14th in the country.
  • Head coach Megan Duffy is now down all five of her starters from this past season with Hare’s transfer, after Rose Nkumu and Liza Karlen both announced they wouldn’t be using their extra year of eligibility.

Men’s Lacrosse Loses Big East Opener

Marquette (4-6, 0-1 Big East) fell to St. John’s, 13-9, in its only game of the week.

  • The Golden Eagles got out to a quick 2-0 lead, but the Red Storm responded with a 9-1 run of their own.
  • Devon Cowan scored one goal, making him one more away from becoming the third player in program history to reach 100 goals.

Women’s Lacrosse Starts 0-1 in Big East Play 

Marquette (4-8, 0-1 Big East) lost its conference-opener to UConn, 17-7, in an 0-1 week.

  • The Golden Eagles were led by Leigh Steiner, who had two goals and two assists. Meg Bireley also added two goals and leads the Big East with 48 on the season.

Happening This Week

  • Women’s lacrosse vs. Butler Wednesday 12 p.m. CST at Valley Fields. Follow @BenHansonMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Men’s lacrosse at Georgetown Saturday 11 a.m. CST at Cooper Field. Follow @MatthewBaltzMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap. 
  • Women’s lacrosse at No. 13 Denver Saturday 2 p.m. CST at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Follow @SofieHanrahanMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap. 

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

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Jack Albright
Jack Albright, Assistant Sports Editor
Jack Albright is a junior from Charlton, Massachusetts studying journalism. He is an Assitant Sports Editor for the 2024-2025 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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