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Archive | November, 2016
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Marquette vs. Western Carolina Preview

As expected, Marquette thoroughly gorged itself on its double helping of cupcakes from the past week. What was a little more unexpected was two consecutive 100 point performances, a feat that had not been achieved in this decade by a Marquette squad. The offense seems to be humming along though the defense has some very […]

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Everything wrong with MU’s offense in 1 Chart

Well that was a bucket of cold water. After getting me all hot and bothered with a fire start, Marquette laid an egg against Michigan and choked away a 15-point second half lead against Pitt. Party hats have turned to pitchforks as the same issues that plagued Marquette last year rose to the forefront in […]

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Pick and roll defense sinks Marquette

I love watching basketball at all levels, but don’t consider myself to be even an average tactician. I understand the basic strategies on offense and defense, but can never recognize plays in real time or quirks as they are unfolding. And yet, here I was Thursday night, the neanderthal that I am at play recognition, […]

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WTF is the Power 5?

The Big East came one minute (and one Hoya collpase) away from being 18-0 through the first six days of the season, an umblemished mark that would have included home and away wins against ranked opponents. Even with that choke job, the BEast is sitting pretty at 17-1, with the reigning national champ and 7 […]

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Marquette vs. Michigan Preview

After the high of the old fashioned whooping Marquette gave Vanderbilt, the start to the Howard game seemed like a real low. There was sloppy play, abundant turnovers, stalled offense, and too many second chances for Howard. It took some time, but Marquette eventually settled down and took control of the game. Hannie and JJJ […]

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