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Buzz Williams and Marquette begin their quest for a third straight Sweet 16 this afternoon. (USA Today)

How the 2014 recruiting class can help Marquette

Marquette’s season officially ended Sunday night around 7:45, when the Golden Eagles were not one of the 19 teams selected for an at-large bid to the National Invitation Tournament. And while we’ll do plenty of analysis, review and opinion on this year’s 17-15 season, odds are most readers already are looking forward to next season. […]

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Luke Fischer, Buzz Williams’ big catch

If you listen closely, you can still hear the Marquette coaching staff letting out a giant sigh of relief after Luke Fischer announced his intentions to transfer to Marquette. The 6-foot-11 big man left Tom Crean and Indiana after one semester in Bloomington with a desire to play closer to home. It doesn’t get much […]

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Jeronne Maymon was Buzz Williams' first transfer, leaving Marquette in 2009. (USA Today)

How have Buzz Williams transfers fared post-MU?

Thanks to Twitter follower @sgriffin_87to98 for the idea to look into Marquette’s transfers during the Buzz Williams era. Williams hasn’t hit on each of his recruits — what college coach has? — and some have seen success at other schools, while others seem to have disappeared. Let’s jump right into it: *The year in parentheses […]

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Buzz Williams' 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes haven't produced much. (USA Today)

2011, 2012 recruiting classes crippling Marquette rotation

Al McGuire said it perfectly, that “the best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores.” McGuire’s quote likely could have extended to sophomores becoming juniors, and juniors becoming seniors. There’s a natural progression that all Division I basketball players go through, and coaching staffs do their best to move that along as quickly and […]

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Who will step up on the fast break for Marquette this year?

Marquette receives commitment from 7-footer Pierce

It didn’t have the ripple effect across Twitter that Jahlil Okafor’s and Cliff Alexander’s announcements did, but Marquette received an oral commitment from 7-footer Satchel Pierce on Friday evening. Pierce is Marquette’s fourth player to sign on for the 2014 class, joining Ahmed Hill, Sandy Cohen and Marial Shayok. A fifth commit, Sandburg’s Malek Harris, […]

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