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Trent Lockett helped soften the Jae Crowder blow by providing stellar defense in 2012.

Marquette: Who will bring back the defensive mojo?

When Buzz Williams secured a commitment from graduate transfer Trent Lockett in 2012, it appeared to be a match made in heaven. A strong defender with an efficient offensive skill set (think Jimmy Butler) was the quintessential player in Williams’ system, and the 13.3 points per game he averaged in his final two seasons at […]

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Steve Wojciechowski hasn't coached a game at Marquette, yet he's still 1-0. (AP)

Steve Wojciechowski and his perfect Marquette record

I ran into a friend last weekend who doubles as a college basketball enthusiast, and he wanted to know about Marquette. I admitted I hadn’t been as on the beat in recent months as I would have liked, as the summer of Carmelo Anthony had taken up most of my time in Chicago and my […]

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Buzz offers his explanation for MU departure

“Whatever’s in the bottle, when it’s tipped over, will come out,” Buzz Williams lectured his basketball pupils in 2010. “When it’s tipped over, whatever is in you will come out. That will be your character being revealed.” One of the lasting phrases Buzz instilled into the Marquette lexicon during his tenure was that of character […]

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Five burning questions: Marquette offseason edition

It’s been nearly three months since Marquette’s season ended with a 68-65 loss to Xavier in the Big East Tournament. Between then and now, here’s what’s happened: Buzz Williams left for Virginia Tech and took a pair of recruits, Ahmed Hill and Satchel Pierce with him; Shaka Smart was Marquette’s Twitter coach for a few […]

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Is Marquette a bad job? Does ESPN have editors?

Myron Medcalf wrote a thing on bad coaching jobs for ESPN today and threw Marquette in there. I bit, as I had never heard anyone say MU was a bad coaching job, and wanted to see the logic behind it.  There wasn’t any. No, seriously, this piece makes Mike Hunt’s blog posts look like Pulitzer […]

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