Author Archives | Matt Trebby

Williams finding balance in preparation for Davidson

After Buzz Williams found out Davidson would be Marquette’s first opponent in the NCAA Tournament, his team had 72 hours to prepare for the Wildcats. He noted how much time he would spend running, watching film, and conducting practice with his team. Finding the balance for all that at this time of the year, and […]

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Marquette takes Tournament one possession at a time

Buzz Williams believes his team deserves a three-seed in the NCAA Tournament. But that doesn’t mean he expected it. After losing to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the Big East Championship Thursday night, it was presumed Marquette would end up with a four or five-seed. Everyone gathered at The Annex on Marquette’s campus seemingly was taken […]

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Notre Dame dominates offensive boards in crucial moments

When looking at the box score of Notre Dame’s win over Marquette on Thursday night, one should assume the Fighting Irish didn’t win the game through rebounding. Marquette grabbed 16 offensive rebounds off 29 of their misses from the field, and Notre Dame had just 12 on 36 misses. But when Notre Dame needed to […]

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Notre Dame gets revenge on Marquette, advances to Big East semis

Pat Connaughton scored 18 points on six three-pointers and Jerian Grant added 17 points to lead No. 24 Notre Dame to a 73-65 win over No. 12 Marquette on Thursday night in the quarterfinals Big East Championships. Jamil Wilson scored 16 for the Golden Eagles in a losing effort, while Junior Cadougan added 14, and […]

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Recap of Big East award winners

Coach of the Year: John Thompson III, Georgetown The most disputed award of the year, Thompson III won his first Coach of the Year honor. The Hoyas were picked to finish fifth in the Big East before the season started, yet wound up going 14-4 in conference play, sharing the regular season title with Louisville and […]

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Blue handles pressure, sends Marquette home a champ

It had to be Vander Blue. It was the only fitting that he, the player everyone thought was no good his first two seasons, playing for a team his own coach said was “not any good” this season, hit the game-winner as time expired to beat St. John’s to give Marquette a share of the […]

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