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Tag Archives: Jerel McNeal

Buzz Williams: The caring ‘monster’

This is Part 3 of an exclusive five-part series documenting how Marquette head coach Buzz Williams has grown since he took over the helm in 2008. Part I (Sept. 9): Four dusty corners: Where it all began Part II (Sept. 16): Bringing order to a chaotic life, one day at a time Buzz Williams has a […]

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The shoes Jajuan Johnson is set to fill

Through six recruiting classes Buzz Williams has been a master of balancing classes. The roster he took over in 2008 was terribly tilted, and a half dozen junior-college transfers later it was smooth sailing, to put it both lightly and briefly — consider an entire recruiting class left when Tom Crean left for Indiana and […]

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Warriors Abroad: New season edition

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of the new season for our regular feature here at Paint Touches. Warriors Abroad focuses on the goings-on of former Marquette players in their professional basketball careers.  If you have any suggestions or have any information as to the locations of player’s whose info we do not have posted, drop […]

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Best Game Bracket: 3 vs. 14/6 vs. 11

This is the third set of match-ups of a 16-game bracket looking at the best Marquette game of the last decade. The complete bracket is at the bottom of each match-up. Vote early and share it. The more votes, the better. 3. 3/20/11 Syracuse (Sweet 16 Berth) VS. 14. 12/22/08 NC STATE (JAMES 3-POINTER) The Case […]

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Top Season Performance Bracket Semifinals

4. Jerel McNeal (2008-2009) vs. 1. Dwyane Wade (2002-2003) The case for Wade: Fresh of defeating the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats to book a trip to the Final Four in New Orleans, Wade remarked, ”I wanted to take Marquette to the next level, the same level as Al McGuire did.” That he did. This medium sized fella’ was all […]

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TSP Bracket: Jerel McNeal vs. Wes Matthews

4. Jerel McNeal (2008-2009) vs. 5. Wesley Matthews (2008-2009) The case for McNeal: The senior’s Second Team All-American season was slightly overshadowed by the other two of the “Big Three” and Lazar Hayward, but McNeal was superb. He was third in the Big East in points, scoring 20 or more points in 11 of 12 games during one […]

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