Tag Archives: Jamil Wilson

How Marquette can fix itself for next year

The somewhat surprising news came down around 7:45 p.m. that Marquette was not selected to participate in the National Invitation Tournament, and it officially closed the book on one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory. A source told Paint Touches that Marquette did not turn down an invitation and, judging from the tweets […]

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Strotman: Lack of accountability dooms Marquette

Well, it’s finally here. The win-or-go-home games have finally begun for Marquette. For five previous seasons under Buzz Williams (with the exception, maybe, of 2011) these contests have occurred in the third week of March, not the second. But this is what 17-14 gets you. Winning half your conference games, including just two of your […]

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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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Back to the basics: The evolution of a lineup

Buzz Williams may have tried to change, but he’s gone back to what works. This season was supposed to be a changing of the guard at Marquette, literally. Gone was the Golden Eagles’ backcourt from a year ago — Junior Cadougan, Vander Blue and Trent Lockett — that made up 44 percent of the team’s […]

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Marquette needs strong start to the stretch run

Forget the “must-win situations.” Forget the “biggest game of the year” clichés. This afternoon’s matchup against Xavier is important for the lone reason in that it sets up the rest of Marquette’s season. Wins last week against 2-11 Butler and 4-8 Seton Hall were necessary to keep the Golden Eagles afloat and in the conversation […]

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How Derrick Wilson can best help Marquette

Derrick Wilson pretty much knows how teams are going to play him on a given night. The 6-foot-1 junior has made one 3-pointer in 12 attempts this year, gets to the free throw line just 2.5 times per game and, despite a quick first step, hasn’t shown a consistent move to reach the basket in […]

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