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(Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Know Thy Enemy: DePaul

Now that they have completed their three game cupcake binge, Marquette is finally ready to start the conference season. After losing to Omaha in the third game of the season, many were ready to write off this season as a lost cause. The dramatic arrival of Luke Fischer has changed many opinions. The 6-11 transfer from […]

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Jake Thomas scored a career-high 22 points Thursday against Georgetown. (USA Today)

Technical and all, Jake Thomas breaks through in Marquette win

Buzz Williams wasn’t sure Jake Thomas was going to play Thursday against Georgetown. The redshirt senior had suffered a slight shoulder separation in Saturday’s win over DePaul, missed practice Monday and had a bruise that looked “like someone threw a softball at close range at 80 miles per hour” at it, forcing him to wear […]

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How Chris Otule won the game for Marquette Saturday

Chris Otule won the game for Marquette Saturday afternoon. Look at the box score and you’ll see he only scored 12 points and had four rebounds — all on the offensive end — in the game. He also missed his three free throw attempts in Marquette’s 96-94 win over DePaul. Don’t tell Buzz Williams that […]

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Marquette's defense has struggled in late-game situations. (USA Today)

Analyzing Marquette in late-game situations

Marquette has played some of the best defense in the country this season. Ken Pom ranks the Golden Eagles as the 42nd most efficient defensive group, their 0.785 PPP-against entering Thursday ranked in the 92nd percentile nationally and opponents are making just 42 percent of their 2-pointers, the 20th best mark in the nation. Thanks […]

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Deonte Burton is breaking out of his shell, and the results have been stellar. (USA Today)

Deonte Burton: Breaking out of his freshman shell

You wouldn’t know it from the way he plays, but Deonte Burton is shy. The soft-spoken 19-year-old nervously laughs when asked about his thunderous dunk against Samford (“I just jumped”). Ask him about the role Buzz Williams wants him to play and you’ll get an automated, one-sentence response about working as hard as he can […]

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