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Tempered expectations reign in Marquette previews

Going into last season, Marquette was a consensus top-20 team, coming off three consecutive Sweet-16s and deemed a heavy favorite to repeat as Big East champs.  My how things change. After failing to live up to those lofty predictions, losing 70 percent of the offense, failing to make the NCAA Tournament and seeing Buzz Williams […]

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Marquette needs strong start to the stretch run

Forget the “must-win situations.” Forget the “biggest game of the year” clichés. This afternoon’s matchup against Xavier is important for the lone reason in that it sets up the rest of Marquette’s season. Wins last week against 2-11 Butler and 4-8 Seton Hall were necessary to keep the Golden Eagles afloat and in the conversation […]

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Deonte Burton is carving himself out quite a niche with Marquette. (USA Today)

Five keys: Marquette seeking quality win vs. Villanova

Marquette faces its first true home test in nearly two months this afternoon against No. 4 Villanova, and it’s hoping the results are better this time around. The last ranked opponent Marquette hosted at the Bradley Center was No. 10 Ohio State, which ended in an embarrassing 52-35 loss. The Golden Eagles have improved since […]

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Scouting Report: Hoyas struggling, still have star power

It’s impossible to call a game on Jan. 20 a “must-win,” but tonight’s contest at Georgetown is now just as close to that for Marquette. Following a 69-57 overtime loss at Butler on Saturday, the Golden Eagles are now 2-3 in Big East play, with all three defeats occurring away from the Bradley Center. With […]

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Scouting Report: Musketeers led by Christon

Marquette picked up its first Big East win of the year in a 66-56 win over DePaul, and tonight they look to win a second straight game for the first time in three weeks when they take on Xavier in Cincinnati. The Musketeers have won seven straight after dropping three straight in the Bahamas over […]

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