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February 2 Bracket Projection

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Once again, let’s hear your thoughts!  

Conference Breakdown

Big East: 8  

Big 10: 8  

SEC: 7  

Big 12: 5  

ACC: 4  

Atlantic 10: 4  

Mountain West: 4  

Missouri Valley: 2  

West Coast: 2  

Conference USA: 2  

Pac 12: 2    

 

Last Four In

Iowa State  

New Mexico  

Arkansas  

Colorado State  

 

First Four Out  

NC State  

BYU  

UCF  

VCU

   

Next Four Out

Seton Hall  

Marshall  

Stanford  

Dayton    

 

New Additions (case for, case against)

Iowa State

  • Won four of last five games
  • Worst loss at Drake (RPI: 100) on Nov. 15

 

  • Non conference strength of schedule: 175

New Mexico

  • Won three straight games
  • 10-2 in last 12 games
  • 8-2 in road/neutral games
 
  • Non conference strength of schedule: 253
  • Lost to Santa Clara (RPI: 254) on Nov. 24

Colorado State

  • 9-3 in last 12 games
  • Strength of schedule: 1
  • Beat San Diego State (77-60) on Jan. 28 
 
  • Lost three of last four games
  • 1-4 against RPI Top 50
  • 4-6 in road/neutral games

Washington – Cal moves to at-large based on conference standings  

 

Dropped Out (case against, case for)

Dayton  

  • Three straight losses, including a home loss to Rhode Island (RPI: 242) 
  • 7-5 in last 12 games 
  • Loss at Miami Ohio (RPI: 249) on Nov. 15
 
  • 6-2 against RPI Top 50
  • Seven wins against Paint Touches current tournament field

Seton Hall  

  • Five straight losses 
  • 6-6 in last 12 games 
  • 2-4 against RPI Top 50 
 
  • Non conference RPI: 6
  • Strength of schedule: 15
  • Worst loss at Villanova (RPI: 90) on Jan. 18

North Carolina State  

  • Lost two of last three games 
  • Best win: at RPI No. 49 Miami 1-5 against RPI Top 50 
 
  • 9-3 in last 12 games
  • Non conference strength of schedule: 43

Stanford  

  • Lost three of last four games
  • 1-2 against RPI Top 50
  • Non conference strength of schedule: 289

Published by Michael LoCicero and Michael Wottreng

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Caption Contest

We have a lot of Marquette t-shirts here at Paint Touches that we are jonesing to give out. As such we came up with a little caption contest with the winner receiving a t-shirt. Just leave your caption in the comments section and the winner will be notified via Twitter or Email as to where […]

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January 26 Bracket Projection

January 26 Bracket Projection

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Conference breakdown

Big East: 9
Big Ten: 8
SEC: 7
ACC: 5
Atlantic 10: 5
Big 12: 4
Pac 12: 2
Mountain West: 2
Missouri Valley: 2
West Coast: 2

Last Four In

Stanford
Alabama
North Carolina State
Arkansas

First Four Out

BYU
New Mexico
Iowa State
Texas

Published by Michael LoCicero and Michael Wottreng

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Sloppy Bulls no match for Golden Eagles

Turning the ball over 22 times is never a recipe for winning a game. Particularly when the opposing team turns the ball over just five times. That was the case for South Florida (12-9, 5-3 Big East) on Tuesday night, who got a reality check from Marquette (17-4, 6-2 Big East) in a 67-47 loss […]

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South Florida Scouting Report: Efficiency, rebounding lead to 5-2 start

The Marquette Golden Eagles, winners of four straight, will take the surprising South Florida Bulls on Tuesday night at the Bradley Center. The Bulls have been one of the biggest surprises in this year’s unpredictable Big Eat Season, winning five of their first seven games and tied for third in the conference. While Stan Heath’s […]

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Louisville scouting report: Russ Smith, Siva, Dieng carry short-handed Cardinals

Leading scorer Kyle Kuric sprained his ankle on the first play of practice Friday and missed the DePaul game and is questionable for Monday. If he does play, he’s sure to give Marquette all it can handle. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is hitting on over 49 percent of his shots and can get hot from […]

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