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Archive | December, 2017

Photo Gallery: Marquette vs. Xavier

Re-live some of the best moments from Marquette’s Big East opening loss to Xavier at the Bradley Center.

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Top 50 Big East Players: Non-con edition

In the months leading up to the season, we here at Paint Touches released our top 50 players in the Big East. This list was based on a formula we created in house that tried to marry advanced stats like eFG% and dPPP with more traditional stats like PPG and RPG to forecast how individual […]

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Does Max Strus have a better shot at the NBA than Sam Hauser?

Sam Hauser in the NBA? It’s time to start the conversation.

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Judging Marquette’s non-conference results

With the demolition of American complete, Marquette turned it’s sights to Big East play and the daunting challenge that will present. But we’re not quite ready to move on. We have a few days before Xavier rolls into town, so I felt it was appropriate to take a step back.  Before a game was played, […]

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Big East Tiers: 12/18 edition

With Big East play right around the corner, we have enough evidence to start gaming out the true quality of teams, rather than relying on a few outliers, whether positive or negative.  Don’t just take my word for it, though. Every week, I play around with TRank’s conference efficiency map to get a gauge of […]

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Playing with RPI Wizard after the Storming of the Kohl Hole

Rejoice Marquette faithful, for we have witnessed the completion of another successful Badger Hate Week, the holiest week in the Marquette basketball calendar. The Badger has seen his shadow is unlikely to arise from his Kohl Hole for many months…or at least until its next game for another round of whack a mole. Some may […]

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