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How has Marquette fared as a double-digit underdog?

Marquette opened as a 19-point underdog in its trip to Villanova tonight, which caught my attention, as I didn’t recall Marquette ever being given so many points.  After a bit of searching, it turns out that my initial assumption was correct. Marquette has only been given 19 or more points once since the 1999-2000 season, […]

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Should Henry Ellenson stop shooting 3s?

No.  Yes, he hasn’t been good at it. (After a 1-5 night in Providence, his season average is down to an awful 25.5% on 51 attempts.) Yes, he has forced up way too many in poor situations. (He’s never taken less than two 3s in a game and only made two 3s in three games.) […]

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Tweetstorm: Marquette lacking shot creators

I went off on a tangent on Twitter today, which is not my usual medium, so I figured I’d put it here as well for those that might have missed it. My apologies to those who saw it twice. Watching Buddy splashing pull-up 3s last night got me thinking of DJO's PUJITs and how #mubb […]

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Marquette thriving in transition

It’s been a week since Marquette took down the Badgers and erased Bo Ryan’s empire from existence, but there’s one stat that still has me befuddled. How in the world did Marquette outscore Wisconsin 17-2 in transition? The Badgers aren’t the Final Four team from last year, of course, but the past 14 years have proven that […]

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Five Point Play: MVPs, Expectations and Predictions

With the season almost a third of the way through, it’s time to bring back an old standby and gauge where Marquette stands to date. 1) Who has been Marquette’s MVP through the first 9 games? Andrei Greska, Paint Touches: I posed this question on Twitter because it truly can go a few ways. Traci […]

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