Tag Archives: Big East Tournament

Twitter Reactions to Marquette’s loss to Xavier

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Five Point Play: Big East tournament preview edition

It’s been a while, but we’re back. The debut of the new Big East tournament begins Wednesday and we felt that warranted a Five Point Play. It’s been some time since Marquette has been so far removed from NCAA Tournament consideration when the annual trip to Madison Square Garden rolls around. The Golden Eagles need […]

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Interior trouble allows Connaughton (another) career night

“He’s the only guy knocking down 3’s, which means you can not leave him.” “He’s one of those guys that I don’t think you leave at all. Especially a guy coming off a game in which he hit six 3’s.” “He’s the first guy you have to find.” “Would you give help off of that […]

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Notre Dame gets revenge on Marquette, advances to Big East semis

Pat Connaughton scored 18 points on six three-pointers and Jerian Grant added 17 points to lead No. 24 Notre Dame to a 73-65 win over No. 12 Marquette on Thursday night in the quarterfinals Big East Championships. Jamil Wilson scored 16 for the Golden Eagles in a losing effort, while Junior Cadougan added 14, and […]

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Marquette begins postseason run against Irish

For Marquette to advance to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament for the first time since 2010 it will have to overcome two obstacles: the nightmare that was last year’s loss to Louisville at Madison Square Garden, and Jack Cooley, who played just 15 minutes against the Golden Eagles two weeks ago because of […]

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Postseason statistical primer: Marquette defense

The general consensus was that, following the departure of Jae Crowder, the Marquette defense would have trouble matching last year’s numbers. And while according to KenPom.com, Marquette’s offense (No. 16) has outplayed its defense (No. 49) and its defense this season has been worse statistically than it was a year ago with Crowder (No. 14), […]

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