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Archive | March, 2012

Marquette hopes to take away Gators’ bite from beyond the arc

A year ago, Marquette defeated Syracuse to advance to the Sweet 16, and a post-game celebration of tears, hugs and elation filled the Quicken Loans Arena. Once again, they’ve reached that sweet spot. But this year, the Golden Eagles understand there are bigger goals to accomplish. The Golden Eagles will square off against the No. […]

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A lot of similarities between this year and ’03

When Jae Crowder hit a 3-pointer against Murray State last Saturday afternoon to give Marquette a late six-point lead, I got a feeling of confidence and inevitability that I have only gotten once before in my life. That was nine years ago, around this time of the year, too. Interesting how that works. Even after […]

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Highlights from player press conference

Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom On seniors not being as highly rated as they used to be: Crowder: “I think there’s a fair amount of seniors out there that really know how to play basketball and can play basketball, not just in talent, but play overall and play basketball and have talent all in one.” […]

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Scouting report: 3-point shooting, guard play key for Gators

After wins over 10th-seeded Virginia and 15th-seeded Norfolk State, the seventh-seeded Florida Gators will meet Marquette in the semifinals of the West regional. With an Elite 8 berth on the line, here’s all you need to know about Gators and what they do. PLAYER BREAKDOWN Blue chip prospect Bradley Beal has not disappointed in his […]

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In-state point guard Wilson commits to Golden Eagles

2013 Whitefish Bay Dominican H.S. point guard Duane Wilson Jr. committed to Marquette on Tuesday, marking the second commitment for Buzz Williams and the Golden Eagles for the 2013 class. Wilson is the younger cousin of current sophomore forward, Jamil Wilson. Wilson announced his commitment to the Golden Eagles at a pep rally at his […]

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Buzz Williams clears the air on post-game comments

Marquette coach Buzz Williams asked me today to clear the air and to clarify comments made regarding his press conference following Marquette’s 62-53 win over Murray State. Williams made comments referring to those who had “jumped off the boat” on point guard Junior Cadougan after the Big East Tournament and shooting guard Todd Mayo during […]

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