Best Game Bracket: 1 vs. 16/ 8 vs. 9

This is the first match-up of a 16-game bracket looking at the best Marquette game of the last decade. Vote early and share it. The more votes, the better.

1. 3/29/03 Kentucky (Final 4 Berth) VS. 16. 1/30/10 @UCONN (BUTLER GAME-WINNER)

The Case for Kentucky game:

As if there was any question as to which game the No. 1 seed in the Best Game Bracket, Dwyane Wade flushes home all doubts. Taking on the Goliath that was the No. 1 ranked Kentucky, Wade told David to move over, dropping 29 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds for just the fourth triple double in NCAA history. O yeah, did I mention this was in the Elite 8, sending the Golden Eagles to their first Final Four since 1977?

Game Recap

The case for UConn game:

Looking back at the highlights, how in the world did Jimmy hang so long for that game-winner? This game was a huge sigh of relief for Buzz and co. as they notched their first road win of the season, a 70-68 victory over No. 19 Connecticut. Marquette would go on to win seven of the nine remaining games, keeping the NCAA Tournament streak alive.

Game Recap and Box Score


The Case for Louisville game: Down 80-78 with less than three seconds left against arch-rival and No. 24 ranked Louisville, it looked like Marquette would finish a less-than-stellar conference season on a sour note. Not so fast. Dameon Mason took an inbounds pass on the baseline, hit the jumper and was fouled for good measure. Mason drilled the free-throw and Marquette hung on for the come-from-behind victory in dramatic fashion.

Game Recap

The case for Wisconsin game:

 A few hours before the biggest game of the young season against Wisconsin, Marquette announced junior point guard Junior Cadougan had been suspended for violating team rules. With no experienced back-up, and during the worst game of Jae Crowder’s college career, freshmen Derrick Wilson, Todd Mayo and sophomore Vander Blue took care of business, locking down pre-season All-American Jordan Taylor and contributing just enough for a 61-54 victory.

Game Recap and Box Score

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