MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team’s hopes of extending its three-game winning streak were dashed early Monday night.

Marquette shot 75 percent in the second quarter to blow open a 28-point halftime lead and the Golden Eagles cruised to an 88-65 victory over the Badgers at the Al McGuire Center.

Freshman guard Niya Beverley scored 14 points and sophomore Abby Laszewski added 12 to lead the Badgers but it was not nearly enough.

Junior guard Natisha Heideman scored 19 of her season-high 26 points in the first half to lead Marquette (4-3), which made 12 of 16 field goal attempts in the second period while it outscored UW 34-12.

Things didn’t improve much in the third quarter for the Badgers (5-4), who were outscored 25-19 as the Golden Eagles continued their hot shooting.

“You look at those second and third quarters and that’s the whole game right there,” UW coach Jonathan Tsipis said. “No matter who you’re playing, you can’t give up 75 percent (shooting) in a quarter and 69 (percent) in another.

“Part of it was we didn’t take care of the basketball. From a defensive aspect, I think we’re a much better team than what we’ve shown.”

Beverley made seven of eight field goal attempts and Laszewski made all six of her shots.

But the rest of the team shot just 27 percent (13-for-48) and the Badgers shot just 12.5 percent (2-for-16) from 3-point range.

“We should never end up 2-for-16,” Tsipis said. “You need to stop taking threes when they’re not going. Continue to attack, get to the free throw line and be able to lengthen the game to give us a chance.

“We never really got in a good rhythm of getting into any of our offense. You have to give Marquette credit on that, the pressure of taking us out of things. We knew we could not allow them to play at that tempo, that’s when they’re at their best.”

For the game, Marquette shot 55.9 percent (33 of 59) from the field while the Badgers shot 41.9 percent (26 of 62).

The Badgers also had ball control issues. They committed 22 turnovers, with Marquette making 17 steals.

UW will try to bounce back on Wednesday against Texas-Rio Grande Valley at the Kohl Center.

WISCONSIN

min fg-a ft-a rb pf a to pts

Howard 25 3-8 2-4 6 1 1 0 8

Laszewski 20 6-6 0-1 4 1 0 0 12

Van Leeuwen 20 0-4 3-4 1 4 0 3 3

Beverley 30 7-8 0-1 3 1 5 3 14

McMorris 25 2-12 5-7 5 2 2 5 9

Gilreath 18 1-7 0-0 4 3 2 2 2

Marble 20 2-6 1-2 2 2 1 3 6

Richardson 4 1-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 3

Miller 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0

Crowley 2 1-1 0-0 1 0 0 1 2

Fredrickson 23 2-8 0-0 5 3 0 3 4

Shaw 11 1-1 0-0 2 1 0 1 2

Totals 26-62 11-19 36 19 12 22 65

MARQUETTE

min fg-a ft-a rb pf a to pts

Van Kleunen 18 2-6 0-0 3 1 0 2 5

King 32 6-8 2-2 1 1 3 1 14

Hiedeman 25 9-16 5-8 3 2 3 1 26

Wilborn 30 3-8 3-4 2 1 8 0 9

Lott 17 1-2 0-1 5 3 2 2 2

Dahling 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0

Blockton 27 8-12 1-2 8 3 3 2 19

Davenport 14 2-2 0-0 5 4 0 3 4

Moskari 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0

Anderson 14 0-1 2-2 0 2 1 1 2

Spingola 6 1-2 2-2 2 5 0 0 5

Smith-Traore 11 1-1 0-0 0 2 0 0 2

Totals 33-59 15-21 31 22 21 12 88

Team totals include rebounds and turnovers

Wisconsin 12 12 19 22 — 65 Marquette 18 34 25 11 — 88 3-pointers — W 2-16 (Richardson 1-1, Marble 1-2, Fredrickson 0-1, Van Leeuwen 0-3, McMorris 0-3, Gilreath 0-6), M 7-23 (Hiedeman 3-9, Blockton 2-3, Spingola 1-2, Van Kleunen 1-4, King 0-1, Moskari 0-1). Steals — W 7 (Van Leeuwen 2, Howard 1, Beverley 1, Gilreath 1, Marble 1, Fredrickson 1), M 17 (Wilborn 6, Blockton 4, Hiedeman 4, Van Kluenen 1, Anderson 1, Smith Traore 1). Blocks — W 1 (Howard), M 5 (Smith Traore 2, Anderson 1, Lott 1, Hiedeman 1). Field goal percentage — W .419, M .559. Free throw percentage — W .579, M 714. Att. — 1,629.

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