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How Chris Otule won the game for Marquette Saturday

Chris Otule won the game for Marquette Saturday afternoon. Look at the box score and you’ll see he only scored 12 points and had four rebounds — all on the offensive end — in the game. He also missed his three free throw attempts in Marquette’s 96-94 win over DePaul. Don’t tell Buzz Williams that […]

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Back to the basics: The evolution of a lineup

Buzz Williams may have tried to change, but he’s gone back to what works. This season was supposed to be a changing of the guard at Marquette, literally. Gone was the Golden Eagles’ backcourt from a year ago — Junior Cadougan, Vander Blue and Trent Lockett — that made up 44 percent of the team’s […]

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Deonte Burton: Breaking out of his freshman shell

You wouldn’t know it from the way he plays, but Deonte Burton is shy. The soft-spoken 19-year-old nervously laughs when asked about his thunderous dunk against Samford (“I just jumped”). Ask him about the role Buzz Williams wants him to play and you’ll get an automated, one-sentence response about working as hard as he can […]

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Williams on Gardner: “If you’re not a worker bee, it’s hard to earn respect”

It’s hard to argue that Davante Gardner isn’t the most talented player on the roster. It’s also not hard to argue, according to coach Buzz Williams, that he doesn’t work hard enough to be consistent. Gardner willed Marquette to a win against DePaul Saturday with 21 of his career-high 28 points in the second half, […]

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Butch Lee honored in return to Marquette

Surrounded by his wife, two sons and Marquette interim president Rev. Robert A. Wild, Butch Lee was all smiles. The former Marquette guard was standing at halfcourt soaking in the raucous applause the crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center was pouring onto him. Lee, a standout for Marquette from 1974-1978, was being honored as […]

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Chris Otule: The reluctant yet effective leader

Take a look at Marquette’s roster through the eyes of Buzz Williams. According to the Texas native, his 2013 Golden Eagles consist of four “new players” and “eight guys over here, and of the eight only two of them have ever proven they’re any good.” Tough love has been part of Williams’ coaching mantra since […]

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