Because of the turnovers, Marquette took 11 more shots than Dayton. Natisha Hiedeman led the Golden Eagles with 32 points.
Dayton got off to a strong start, building an 11-3 in the opening minutes, but it didn’t last, and Marquette took a 45-31 lead into halftime.
Dayton's star: Lauren Cannatelli scored nine points on 2-of-7 shooting. She made 4 of 5 free throws.
Marquette's star: Hiedeman scored 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting. She had the team's first 13 points.
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Key stat: Dayton committed 16 turnovers. Marquette had four. Every Dayton starter had at least three.
Dayton shot better than Marquette from the field (43.5 to 37.5) and had a 22-18 rebounding advantage but took 17 fewer shots because of the turnovers.
Big run: With the game tied at 15-15, Marquette went on a 13-0 run.
Rebound record: Layfield had 10 rebounds in the first half and broke the single-season school record held by Ann Meyers.