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Five Point Play V17: Seven-Game Winning Streak

It’s been three weeks and five days since the No. 15 Marquette Golden Eagles lost (19-4, 8-2 Big East). They’re on a seven-game winning streak. Vander Blue recorded his best offensive performance in a Big East contest on Tuesday with his 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and eight rebounds. DJO and Jae Crowder are playing […]

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Five Point Play V16: The Five Game Winning Streak

At the beginning of Big East play many were concerned with where the 2011-2012 Golden Eagles could go this season. With two heartbreaking losses to top-10 opponents (Georgetown and Syracuse) and the slow start problem, this team was treading water. But that all seems to be in the past now as Marquette has reeled off […]

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Five Point Play V15: Looking forward to Big East play

Marquette won all three of its home games this past week despite falling behind early in each. The Golden Eagles were helped out by a handful of spectacular performances and now begin a seven-game stretch against unranked opponents, beginning with a road contest against Providence. 1. True or false: Davante Gardner is more important to Marquette’s […]

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Five Point Play V14: Limping Golden Eagles draw struggling Pitt

After Wednesday’s 83-64 victory over St. John’s the Marquette Golden Eagles (, the two game losing streak was over, and Marquette is now .500 in conference. But that victory came on the back end of losses in three of its previous four contests and some of its worst basketball of the year. With redshirt junior […]

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Five Point Play V13: No. 9 Georgetown, No. 1 Syracuse await

1. Whose success will be more crucial this week: Davante Gardner or Jamil Wilson? Mark Strotman, Marquette Tribune: Jamil Wilson. Part of what made Wilson’s performance Sunday so good was his ability to trap Villanova defenders in the post, and then have the athleticism to rotate back and get to his man when the ball left […]

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Five Point Play V12: Vanderbilt Edition

Marquette takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores tonight at the Bradley Center as the Golden Eagles close out their non-conference portion of the season. The Golden Eagles lost at Vanderbilt a year ago, 77-76, as senior forward Andre Walker made a layup 4.1 seconds left to give the Commodores the win. Marquette is 1-1 against SEC […]

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