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Strotman: Saying goodbye to Paint Touches

A little more than three years ago I walked down to the basement of Johnston Hall and proposed an idea to one my fellow reporters at the Marquette Tribune, Andrei Greska: Launch a website where the student reporters covering the men’s basketball team could write additional stories as a complement to the articles we published in the […]

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Marquette: What to expect from senior Juan Anderson

When I spoke to Castro Valley head coach Nick Jones three years ago about 18-year-old Juan Anderson, he couldn’t stress enough that Marquette’s newest top 100 recruit was a player who was able to adapt to his surroundings, work hard and could surprise with a versatile skill set capable of playing multiple positions when the […]

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Marquette, like many others, burned by Doug McDermott

For a split second Wednesday night in Milwaukee, all Buzz Williams could do was marvel. His Marquette Golden Eagles had used a 9-3 run to move within five of Creighton inside 8 minutes to play. And with the shot clock winding down on a rare possession in which the Golden Eagles defended well, Creighton’s senior […]

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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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Player review: Jake Thomas

What he did well: Jake Thomas arrived in Milwaukee two seasons ago with some high expectations. The 175 3-pointers his first two years at South Dakota intrigued many who believed the 6-foot-4 transfer could come in as a sharpshooter for the 3-point-deprived Golden Eagles when he became eligible. When Paint Touches spoke to Thomas in […]

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Vander Blue vs. Jae Crowder: You decide

  I posed this question late last night on Twitter, and it’s certainly a good thing to be able to debate: Vander Blue vs. Butler or Jae Crowder vs. Murray State? Marquette is in the Sweet 16 for the third straight season–something only Kansas, Florida, Ohio State and the Golden Eagles can say. And while […]

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