Archive | May, 2013

The transformation of Jamil Wilson

When Jamil Wilson arrived on Marquette’s campus three seasons ago, the physical specimen—all 6-foot-7, 210 pounds of switchable—was unlike anything Buzz Williams had ever had at his disposal. Jimmy Butler, Joseph Fulce, Erik Williams and Jae Crowder before him provided Marquette different particulars of the skill set Williams looked for in his face-up forwards. But […]

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A thank you to all our readers

We would like to welcome you to the new Paint Touches website. This is an exciting time for the two of us and we are ecstatic to share it with our loyal readers. When we began PaintTouches.com in the summer of 2011 our goals and expectations were steep. We committed to covering Marquette objectively and […]

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Top 2012-13 Performances: No. 1 Vander Blue vs. Butler

Statline: 29 pts, 2 reb, 4 stl, 9-15 FG, 3-4 3FG, 8-8 FT, 34 min. Quality of opponent: 10/10 The Bulldogs were only a No. 6 seed in the East Regional, but Brad Stevens was back in the Big Dance two seasons after back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances. Buzz Williams had run circles around opposing coaches all […]

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Top 2012-13 Performances: No. 2 Davante Gardner vs. Syracuse

Statline: 26 pts, 8 reb, 7-7 FG, 12-13 FT, 33 min Quality of opponent: 8/10. Two thoughts here. 1)Syracuse came into the Bradley Center for the final time in a bit of a slump that would turn into a downright freefall, losing five of eight games and causing coach Jim Boeheim to blow up at the […]

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Top 2012-13 Performances: No. 3 Junior Cadougan vs. Wisconsin

Statline: 18 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 7-10 FG, 1 TO, 26 min. Quality of opponent: 7/10. If you had asked this directly after the game, the answer would have most likely been 6/10. If you had asked this during the Badgers’ conference season the answer would have been 8/10. With the benefit of hindsight, a […]

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Top 2012-13 Performances: No. 4 Vander Blue vs. South Florida

Statline: 30 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast, 34 min, 13-20 fg Quality of opponent: 3/10. If this were Jeopardy and the answer was South Florida, the question would be something like: What is turrible? That may seem a little harsh, but for a team coming off a two-win NCAA Tournament appearance, the Bulls took a giant leap […]

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