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Tag Archives: Creighton

Should Marquette play more zone?

Even before Markus Howard went down, Marquette’s prospects for winning were dim. The offense had cooled off and the defense was in full All-Star game form. To put it in quantifiable terms, Marquette’s win probability on KenPom was 9.6% after Howard’s fall, a level that had only produced one prior MU win this season, and […]

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Big East Tiers: 1/22/18 edition

With a month of Big East play behind us, we are now in a position where we can be more confident that teams are not just flukes. There will still be plenty of movement by the end of the season, but small sample size isn’t really applicable any more. As always, this chart and all stats […]

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Big East Tiers: 12/18 edition

With Big East play right around the corner, we have enough evidence to start gaming out the true quality of teams, rather than relying on a few outliers, whether positive or negative.  Don’t just take my word for it, though. Every week, I play around with TRank’s conference efficiency map to get a gauge of […]

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Preseason Preview: Creighton

The first official practices of the 17-18 college basketball season are in the books and Paint Touches is celebrating by counting down every Marquette opponent from worst to first. Each preview will contain a look at how the opponent did last season, who they lose, who they gain, reasonable expectations for their season, and our […]

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Photo Gallery: Marquette vs. Creighton

Re-live some of the best moments from Marquette’s regular season closing win over  Creighton at the Bradley Center. Be sure to click on the images to see them in full size. Photos by Anthony Giacomino and Ryan Messier.  

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Big East Tournament Seed Scenarios for Marquette

I think you need a degree in Bracketology to decipher this, but here’s my attempt.  If Marquette Loses 6th seed Wins by Providence and Seton Hall; Any result for Xavier MU Plays Creighton Win by Seton Hall; Losses by Providence and Xavier MU Plays Creighton Losses by Providence, Seton Hall, Xavier MU Plays Creighton 5th Seed […]

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