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As he's done all year, Doug McDermott took over last night's game. (US Presswire)

Marquette, like many others, burned by Doug McDermott

For a split second Wednesday night in Milwaukee, all Buzz Williams could do was marvel. His Marquette Golden Eagles had used a 9-3 run to move within five of Creighton inside 8 minutes to play. And with the shot clock winding down on a rare possession in which the Golden Eagles defended well, Creighton’s senior […]

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Back to the basics: The evolution of a lineup

Buzz Williams may have tried to change, but he’s gone back to what works. This season was supposed to be a changing of the guard at Marquette, literally. Gone was the Golden Eagles’ backcourt from a year ago — Junior Cadougan, Vander Blue and Trent Lockett — that made up 44 percent of the team’s […]

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How Derrick Wilson can best help Marquette

Derrick Wilson pretty much knows how teams are going to play him on a given night. The 6-foot-1 junior has made one 3-pointer in 12 attempts this year, gets to the free throw line just 2.5 times per game and, despite a quick first step, hasn’t shown a consistent move to reach the basket in […]

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Todd Mayo has been stellar in isolation sets this season. (Paint Touches)

Why Todd Mayo is what the MU offense needs

It’s difficult to determine exactly where Todd Mayo has improved in his junior season. The per-40 minute numbers are up in every major statistical category, and his percentages are improved from even his freshman season — his 3-point percentage stands at 32.6 percent, slightly worse than his 33 percent mark in 2011-12. His defensive rating […]

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Breaking down the play: John Dawson’s 3-pointer

There’s no denying that Todd Mayo’s 3-pointer with 7 seconds to play in regulation will go down as one of Marquette’s biggest shots all season. It forced overtime Monday night against Georgetown and saved the Golden Eagles’ season for now. A 2-4 start would have spelled doom for a team still in search of a […]

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