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Breaking down the play: John Dawson’s 3-pointer

There’s no denying that Todd Mayo’s 3-pointer with 7 seconds to play in regulation will go down as one of Marquette’s biggest shots all season. It forced overtime Monday night against Georgetown and saved the Golden Eagles’ season for now. A 2-4 start would have spelled doom for a team still in search of a […]

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Jake Thomas has been sneaky good defensively. (USA Today)

Marquette Synergy: Individual defensive numbers

Averages and statistics mean little just three games into the season, though they do still mean something. While it’s difficult to make definitive statements — especially when two opponents were SWAC members — it’s still worth noting how players have fared in the early going, and may provide some insight toward Buzz Williams’ rotation that […]

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The art of passing: Derrick Wilson

As a high school sophomore Derrick Wilson was a dual-sport athlete, being recruited by Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Stanford to play running back. At the same time, the 6-foot, 205-pound bulldozer was making a name for himself on the hardwood, drawing high-major interest while running the point for The Hotchkiss School (Conn.). And when […]

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Who will step up on the fast break for Marquette this year?

Analyzing Marquette’s zone-offense numbers

Buzz Williams said at last year’s media day that he studies zone offenses for an entire month in the offseason. He’s done this each year in an attempt to improve his team’s play in an area he faced often in the Big East. Once known as a 3-point shooting, guard-oriented group, Williams has found — […]

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Marquette vs Miami

How good was Trent Lockett’s senior year?

It’s remarkable how quick college basketball players go through the system, arriving as high-profiled freshmen, improving as sophomores and finding their respective roles–large or small–as junior and seniors. Vander Blue’s time as a lanky first-year reserve seemed like just days ago while watching him drop 30 points on South Florida, hit clutch shot after clutch […]

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