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Tag Archives: defense

Is Marquette’s defense for real?

Coming into the season, if I told you Marquette would have a top-50 defense this year, you’d punch me in the face for wasting your time. The questions being asked weren’t how good can it be, but simply, will it get better? So to have this Marquette team sitting at 39th in Ken Pom’s Adjusted […]

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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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Is it as simple as P&R Defense?

Seton Hall hasn’t lived up to preseason expectations this year, but they haven’t exactly been a pushover. With a top-50 KenPom defense and a top-35 KenPom offense, they are balanced and can pose problems to pretty much every team they play with their experienced roster. But then they play Marquette and it all falls to […]

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How (un)clutch is Marquette’s defense?

Marquette’s defense has struggled all year, but the deficiencies are even worse in clutch situations.

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Is it time to get the pitchforks for the MU D?

What is the correct panic level for this defense to date?

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What you need to know about S. Carolina’s defense

Defense good. Offense bad. Of course, if this blog were South Carolina focused, we’d say the opposite about Marquette: Offense good. Defense bad. And both are true. This is a fantastically intriguing matchup of two polar opposite teams. And these aren’t just your average differences, these are extremes. Marquette Adj O: 7th South Carolina AdjO: 149th […]

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