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Grades: Marquette tops Seton Hall, moves to 4-0

Junior Cadougan — Two first half fouls limited his numbers, but he managed to finish with seven points and two assists. There are still some concerns over his defense, but that could be because Derrick Wilson is really locking down opponents. Still, the offense came alive after halftime with Cadougan in the game, and for that he receives solid marks. GRADE: B

Vander Blue — Blue did a bit of everything Wednesday night, scoring nine points and handing out four assists. But it was the charge he took that had Buzz Williams cheering and high-fiving play-by-play announcer Steve “Homer” True. The reason? It was the first charge he’d taken at Marquette. GRADE: B

Trent Lockett — The graduate finished with another full box score, and is really asserting himself as an aggressive rebounder, specifically around the rim. He also had two dunks in the first half that helped a rather slow-paced offense for Marquette before intermission. GRADE: C+

Juan Anderson — The numbers wont show up in the box score, but Anderson was extremely active on the defensive end and hit a 3-pointer in the second half. It can’t be overstated that Anderson is the team’s “glue guy,” and he’s molding into his role as well as anyone on the team. GRADE: B-

Chris Otule — This was Otule’s best game in quite some time, as he managed six big rebounds and two solid blocks to contribute on the defensive end. His lone made field goal and offensive rebound was a tip-in by Seton Hall on its own goal, but Otule isn’t complaining. GRADE: B+

Derrick Wilson — The offense stalled in the first half with Wilson directing traffic (Cadougan two first half fouls), but Wilson made life difficult on freshman point guard Tom Maayan, who finished with two turnovers and a handful other off-the-mark passes thanks to Wilson’s in-your-face defense. GRADE: B-

Davante Gardner — Gardner surprisingly dealt with foul trouble in the first half, but Seton Hall’s decision to allow Gene Teague to battle him 1-on-1 proved effortless. Gardner finished with eight free throw attempts while Teague fouled out in 31 minutes. Gardner also grabbed five big rebounds, had two fancy assists and added a steal in 23 minutes. GRADE: A

Jamil Wilson — Finished with a full statline and again and continues to put up nice, efficient numbers. His 3-pointers (0-for-4) are still off the mark, but Wilson’s size — not just his height — inside helped shut down the Pirate bigs and his 10 points were crucial, as seven came after halftime. GRADE: B-

Todd Mayo — Really came alive in the second half after the flow of the game began to move in Marquette’s favor. After an 0-for-1 first half, Mayo showed his first real signs of getting back to his old self, finishing with XX points, including a deep 3-pointer late to give Marquette a 12-point lead. GRADE: B

Jamal Ferguson — Played one minute in the first half, logging no statistics and allowing a 3-pointer on the defensive end. GRADE: INC

Steve Taylor Jr. — Saw five minutes, missed a driving hook shot and missed his only free throw attempt. Committed one foul, but really only saw minutes as Chris Otule and Davante Gardner were limited with foul trouble. GRADE: INC.

Jake Thomas — DNP-CD GRADE: INC

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