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Is Heldt the Answer on Defense?

There was a flurry of (actually informative and reasoned) discussion on Twitter this morning following the collapse at Butler on Monday, that really had me thinking as to what adjustments could be made to upgrade the defense from laughable to somewhat passable.  Marquette doesn’t need the defense to be elite, great or good to make […]

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Markus Howard: Underrated Bad Boy

I don’t always post articles any more, but when I do, they’re usually about Markus Howard. With two kids and greater work responsibility, I just don’t have time. But when it comes to that 17-year-old bad boy, as Steve Wojciechowski endearingly referred to him after Tuesday’s OT win over Seton Hall, I make time, dammit. […]

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Photo Gallery: Marquette vs. Georgetown

Re-live some of the best moments from Marquette’s Big East opening win over  Georgetown at the Bradley Center. Be sure to click on the images to see them in full size. Photos by Ryan Messier.

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Notes on a good start to Big East play

I have lots of thoughts after Marquette’s victory over Georgetown, but don’t have a coherent structure to tie them together. So bullet points it is. I went on a little Tweet Shower yesterday after doing some KenPom surfing: Doing some KenPom surfing, #mubb's current ranking (38) going into BEast play is the 3rd best of last […]

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Hauser, WPA and why not all shots are equal

It’s common to hear from coaches and analysts that no one call or no one play was the difference in the game. In theory, that’s correct. A made free throw when the score is 5-5 counts the same as a made free-throw when the score is 65-65. Reality doesn’t work that way though. The importance […]

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