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Synergy: Two areas to watch between Murray State and Marquette

Transition defense and spot up shooting may hold the keys to Marquette’s opening round matchup.

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How ‘easy’ have Ja Morant’s assists been?

Although they all count the same in the box score, not all assists are created equal. Driving past 3 defenders and dropping a dime for a slam gets you the same mark as making a 2 foot lateral pass behind the arc on a made bucket. In Marquette Scoop terminology, this is the prototypical “easy assist”. […]

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Know Thy Enemy: Murray State

Team: Murray State Racers Record: 27-4 (16-2 OVC) NET: 44 KenPom: 51 (40th adjusted offense, 79th adjusted defense, 98th adjusted tempo) Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 3:30 PM Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT) TV: TBS Coach: Matt McMahon (4th season) Record by Quadrant: Q1: 1-2, Q2: 1-2, Q3: 4-0, Q4: 19-0 Non-D1: 2-0 3 Best […]

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Murray State vs Marquette Bulletin Board

It’s no secret that the 12/5 matchup is the most common double-digit upset, with 12 seeds winning about 1/3 of matchups in recent history. So with that knowledge, it’s no surprise Murray State (12) over Marquette (5) seems to be one of if not the most common upset from early pundit predictions and analyses. Add […]

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Big East Tiers: 3/13/19

We said from day one the Big East would be a wild west of mediocrity, and boy did it deliver. Had the regular season drawn out another week, we legitimately could have seen all 10 teams clustered in Tier 3 of TRank’s rankings. As it is, we still saw 70% of the conference in Tier […]

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2019 TSW Viewing Guide

Admit it. There was a small part of you that was sad that you couldn’t look forward to the Team Bubble Watch Viewing Guide this season. Don’t worry, Paint Touches has you covered with the Team Seed Watch Viewing Guide. Not quite as much drama as TBW but still chock full of all the viewing […]

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