Myisha Hines-Allen came off the bench to score 18 points and No. 22 Louisville closed on a 16-3 run to defeat Marist 65-53 in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday.
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Jasmine Martin scored 18 points to help Quinnipiac beat Marist 72-61 and win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Monday, ending the Red Foxes' nine-year run as champions.
No. 13 Baylor beats Marist 90-60
Theairra Taylor scored 22 points, Bethany Doolittle added 21 and Iowa blew out Marist 87-65 on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
From players to watch and potential upsets to the best games in the first round, espnW breaks down each region of the women's NCAA tournament.
Sydney Coffey scored 23 points to lead Marist past Quinnipiac 70-66 on Monday, giving the Red Foxes their ninth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and another berth in the NCAA tournament.
Marist tops Iona women, earns share of MAAC title
Marist knocks off No. 20 Oklahoma 76-69
Many elite programs steer clear of scheduling Marist. But Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale knows Saturday’s game has the potential to be another classic between two coaches with more in common than their personalities and location might suggest.
Facing a raucous crowd, the seventh-ranked Wildcats got all they could handle from pesky Marist before pulling away for a 75-61 win Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Kentucky might have graduated the star guard who had been synonymous with the program since 2009. But the collective presence on the perimeter, paired with two star posts inside, made sure the Wildcats opened their season with a win Friday.
Kiana Johnson scored 16 points, Annalise Pickrel added 14 and fifth-seeded Michigan State halted Marist's string of first-round NCAA upsets Saturday with a 55-47 win.
Quinnipiac might have had more able bodies at its disposal, but nobody has one quite like Maryland does with Alyssa Thomas, who led the Terps to the second round.
Elizabeth Beynnon scored 15 points to help Marist beat Iona 72-48 on Monday, giving the Red Foxes their eighth straight MAAC tournament conference title and another trip to the NCAA tournament.
Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 21 points, and No. 7 Kentucky pulled away to beat Marist 78-56 on Sunday for its 11th straight victory.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 points and Whitney Hand grabbed 13 rebounds to lead No. 12 Oklahoma over Marist 68-55 on Sunday, extending the Sooners' winning streak to six games.
Dayton, Middle Tennessee and Delaware rule the top three spots in espnW's latest mid-major top-10 rankings.
While coaching in the mid-majors is often a steppingstone to supposedly bigger and better jobs, Brian Giorgis has found a home -- and built a consistent power -- at Marist.
Freshman Breanna Stewart had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 2 Connecticut continue to roll through the Paradise Jam tournament with an 81-39 win over Marist on Friday night.
KK Houser scored 17 points and Courtney Moses added 14 to help No. 14 Purdue rout Marist 71-51 on Thursday night in the Paradise Jam.
On a night when Baylor and Kentucky understandably hogged headlines, Hartford outlasted Marist in one of the nation's top mid-major rivalries.
The 2011-12 season is going to be a hard act to follow for the mid-major community. But Delaware starts out on top of the preseason top-10 rankings.