Author Archives | Mike Nelson

Chris Otule: The reluctant yet effective leader

Take a look at Marquette’s roster through the eyes of Buzz Williams. According to the Texas native, his 2013 Golden Eagles consist of four “new players” and “eight guys over here, and of the eight only two of them have ever proven they’re any good.” Tough love has been part of Williams’ coaching mantra since […]

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Two years later, Juan Anderson makes Marquette his home

In early May, Juan Anderson felt at home. And that’s, well, because he was. Finals at Marquette were done. The basketball season had concluded March 30, over a month ago. And Anderson had finalized his release from Buzz Williams’ program on April 15. There wasn’t anywhere else he would be. They say home is where […]

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Five Point Play V19: NCAA Tournament Edition

It’s March Madness baby. Everyone’s favorite time of the college basketball season. It’s win or go home. Here is our Five Point Play previewing the NCAA Tournament. Also, attached is our bracket orchestrated by Mark Strotman, Andrei Greska and Mike Nelson. Click on the image for a closer look where you can actually read the […]

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MU sinks like the Titanic at the Big East tournament

Marquette had never been better than a five-seed at the Big East Championship. It had never boasted the Big East Player of the Year. It never had two players named first team all-conference since the program entered conference play in the 1989-1990 season. But this season Marquette had it all. It was the consensus No. […]

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Jae, DJO and Buzz post game

Q: Any real positives that come out of tonight’s game or was tonight one of those games you’ve got to get rid of right away? Jae Crowder: We got a chance to build on it going into the tournament. Look at the mistakes we made and try to learn from it, so it’s a lot […]

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Zone defense unkind to MU

It’s a little known fact that Marquette likes to get out and run. Most people view Marquette as a a half-court, methodical team. Kidding. Marquette doesn’t like to play in the half-court. Nor does it like to play methodically. And combating a zone takes place in the half-court and forces an offense to play methodical. […]

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