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Marquette at Creighton Preview

Wow. Few games can claim to be as big of a gut check as the disaster at the Hinkle. Marquette fans got treated to a first half of Marquette playing about as close to their ceiling as possible. The offense was humming and the defense actually looked good. Not just passable but truly good defense. […]

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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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Marquette at Butler Preview

It may have been against the Depaul Blue Doormats, but a blowout of that proportion certainly felt good. The 25-point margin of victory was the largest in BE play during the Wojo era. In fact, it was the largest margin of victory in a Big East game in almost 6 years. Marquette blew out none […]

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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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