Tag Archives: Sweet 16

Nobody believes in Marquette….really

Let’s be honest for a minute here. There is no concept more abused and improperly applied than an athlete’s “Nobody Believes in Us” mantra. Whether an underdog or 15-point favorite, teams will always find some slight to lack of respect given by fan, foe or father to will themselves to an inspired performance. I’m sick […]

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Blue has unfinished business in Sweet 16

A young, lanky Vander Blue had been on campus as a Marquette freshman for just over two months when he entered his first ever “Life Lessons” sessions, led by his new head coach, Buzz Williams. Williams frequently holds the lectures for his team to talk about life, teach every-day skills and to grow as a […]

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Golden Eagles fouled out of Sweet 16

This story was originally published on FoxSports.com. A combination of foul trouble, unlucky bounces and stifling defense held Marquette to its worst shooting performance of the season in its 68-58 Sweet 16 loss to Florida on Thursday. The undermanned Golden Eagles essentially were playing with a seven-man rotation, including a hobbled Davante Gardner, against the […]

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The agony of one final defeat

It’s over. The heartbreak. The pain. The pit at the bottom of your stomach that you can’t seem to shake. It’s all done. Losing in a playoff environment is bad enough no matter what the sport or situation. It’s sad to think that the team you root for will no longer play a prolonged period […]

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Season-low shooting ends Marquette’s season

A cold shooting performance was too much for Marquette to overcome in a 68-58 loss to Florida in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night in Phoenix. Marquette (27-8) shot a season-low 30.8 percent from the field. Its previous low was 32.2 percent against Vanderbilt on Dec. 29. Coach Buzz Williams was gracious in defeat, giving […]

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