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Author Archives | Andrei Greska

TBW Viewing Guide ’18: Who to root for tonight

I resisted as long as I could, but sometimes you just got to give the people what they want. And boy do they want this. Paint Touches will be regularly updating this viewing guide to let Marquette fans know which games you need to be paying attention to, and which teams to send prayers for and […]

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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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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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Is it as simple as P&R Defense?

Seton Hall hasn’t lived up to preseason expectations this year, but they haven’t exactly been a pushover. With a top-50 KenPom defense and a top-35 KenPom offense, they are balanced and can pose problems to pretty much every team they play with their experienced roster. But then they play Marquette and it all falls to […]

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