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Archive | December, 2013

Scouting Report: Bluejays roll with Doug McDermott

After an uninspiring non-conference season, Marquette starts fresh tonight when they take on the Creighton Bluejays in the Big East opener. An 8-5 record featured close losses to Arizona State, San Diego State, Wisconsin and New Mexico, leaving the Golden Eagles without any real quality wins. They’ll get that chance on the road against a […]

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Butch Lee honored in return to Marquette

Surrounded by his wife, two sons and Marquette interim president Rev. Robert A. Wild, Butch Lee was all smiles. The former Marquette guard was standing at halfcourt soaking in the raucous applause the crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center was pouring onto him. Lee, a standout for Marquette from 1974-1978, was being honored as […]

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Evaluating Marquette predictions: On, off, up in the air

The non-conference season is officially over, which means it’s only fair to revisit predictions, presumptions and questions that we, Paint Touches, the general population and the rest of the media covering Marquette had entering the season. Some were easy, others were more difficult and the rest were real question marks that weren’t worth guessing on. […]

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Jajuan Johnson, Todd Mayo fuel Marquette past Samford

Much like a heavy freight train, once the Marquette Golden Eagles got going the end result Saturday, a 71-48 victory over Samford (5-9) was inevitable. That was illustrated by just three lead changes that all occurred in the first half. But before the inevitable, the Golden Eagles (8-5) were given a big scare. On a […]

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Derrick Wilson: Helping or hurting Marquette?

The biggest story line at this season’s media day was Derrick Wilson. Buzz Williams spoke at length about how important it would be for him to trust Wilson on a daily basis. His spot in the starting lineup was secure, as were his 25 minutes per game. But, as always, that wasn’t going to be […]

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