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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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Marquette at Villanova Preview

There have been very few endings as brutal as that loss to Seton Hall. Marquette fought to overcome an 8 point deficit and took a 3 point lead with about two minutes left. Over the next minute and half, Marquette had an open 3 from Howard, a dunk from Luke, and a breakaway layup from […]

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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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Marquette vs. Georgetown Preview

Probable Starters: 1: Jagan Mosely: 6-3 205 lb FR PG: 20.7 mpg, 4.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.3 bpg, 1.5 tpg, .381 FG%, .235 3P% 2: Rodney Pryor: 6-5 205 lb RSSR SG: 31.7 mpg, 19.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.9 tpg, .558 FG%, .514 3P% 3: […]

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