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Marquette vs. Xavier Preview

Probable Starters: 1: Quentin Goodin: 6-4 194 lb FR PG: 19.0 mpg, 4.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.2 bpg, 1.5 tpg, .336 FG%, .528 FT%, .323 3P% 2: JP Macura: 6-5 203 lb JR SG: 32.6 mpg, 14.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.2 bpg, 2.1 tpg, .421 FG%, .812 […]

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Time to Kill the Zone

For those who follow me on twitter, I was blasting Wojo during the Nova game for using the zone. I thought it was killing our offense, making us weak on the boards and the only reason we weren’t losing by 30 was because Nova couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn that night. Then […]

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Marquette at St. John’s Preview

Well it’s Marquette basketball alright. Fans experienced the indescribable euphoria of coming back and knocking off the #1 team in the nation…only to reach a new low of losing to a substandard Providence squad on their own court a few short days later. In terms of tournament resume, the Providence loss was the worst one […]

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What Marquette’s Losses Have in Common

High average height, experienced point guards, and slow tempo is the correct answer. The only exceptions to the rule are Seton Hall, whose adjusted tempo is just outside the top third of division 1, and Butler, who has a short player at the 2 position, but makes up for it with the massive Kelan Martin […]

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Marquette at Creighton Preview

Wow. Few games can claim to be as big of a gut check as the disaster at the Hinkle. Marquette fans got treated to a first half of Marquette playing about as close to their ceiling as possible. The offense was humming and the defense actually looked good. Not just passable but truly good defense. […]

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