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Archive | February, 2018

Marquette’s end of season scenarios

After Marquette’s losses to Butler and Providence in late January and early February, I officially adjusted my expectations because I believed we had enough evidence that this was an NIT team and nothing more. Marquette was a DePaul win from making me eat my Tweets, but alas, death by DePaul seems a very appropriate cause […]

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Hauser belongs on an All-Big East team

The Big East has no shortage of fantastic players having outstanding seasons. Jalen Brunson, Trevon Bluiett, Mikal Bridges, Shamorie Ponds, Angel Delgado, Marcus Foster, Kelan Martin, etc… In fact, the conference has a legitimate case for getting two or three players on national All-America teams at the end of the season, with Jalen Brunson all […]

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How will the new tax laws impact Marquette? Part 1

  (Editor’s note: As we at Paint Touches are nowhere near smart enough to interpret tax bylaws, we went out and recruited input from an actual expert, AJ Singh, to help us shed light on the topic.)  The new tax bill, known as Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed into law on Dec. 20, […]

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A Brief History of the Modern College Basketball Rebuild

Here we sit in the fourth year of the Wojo era and we seem to be no closer to answering the question “Is Wojo the right man for the job?” In fact, all you can say about the state of the Marquette fanbase is that it is firmly split into two camps, one that is […]

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Should Marquette play more zone?

Even before Markus Howard went down, Marquette’s prospects for winning were dim. The offense had cooled off and the defense was in full All-Star game form. To put it in quantifiable terms, Marquette’s win probability on KenPom was 9.6% after Howard’s fall, a level that had only produced one prior MU win this season, and […]

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