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Author Archives | Bobby Bancroft

Fresh off Sweet 16 win, Blue still not satisifed

WASHINGTON — During Vander Blue’s first chance to speak with the media at the East Regional at the Verizon Center, the junior guard made it clear that making the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year wasn’t good enough. He wanted more. So after leading the Golden Eagles into their first Elite 8 since 2003 […]

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Marquette toughness begins with Boot Camp

WASHINGTON —  Often times it’s said that NCAA Tournament games are won and lost during the July open AAU period, the idea being that you need to recruit well to win the big games. While you will never get anybody to totally dismiss that notion–every team needs talent–it clearly takes more than just 5-star recruits. […]

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As Marquette advances, Lockett thrives

WASHINGTON —  When opposing teams get ready to take on Marquette, Trent Lockett probably isn’t the first name that comes up on the scouting report. That honor probably goes to Vander Blue. After that one would probably spend some time game planning for the big bodies down low – Chris Otule and Davante Gardner. But […]

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Golden Eagles Feel at Home in DC

WASHINGTON — One of the major themes circulating around the Verizon Center during Wednesday’s Media Day was the fact that Miami (FL) coach Jim Larranaga was coming back to the area that made him famous. As most everybody knows, Larranaga was in charge of nearby George Mason before migrating down south to the ACC school […]

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Marquette looking for an even sweeter ending

WASHINGTON — When you look at how the four remaining teams in the East Region – Indiana, Miami (FL), Marquette, and Syracuse – advanced out of the NCAA Tournament’s initial weekend, the Golden Eagles stick out from the rest. Yes, while this part of the bracket has been as chalk as chalk can be, Marquette […]

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