Tag Archives: John Dawson

Why Derrick Wilson is not to blame for the MU offense

Every team not playing in a postseason tournament has its scapegoat, and there’s no denying who the public has deemed the cause for Marquette’s woes in 2013-14. But is it justified? Derrick Wilson was expected to enter the starting point guard role after playing Junior Cadougan’s understudy as a freshman and sophomore. The two players […]

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Why Todd Mayo is what the MU offense needs

It’s difficult to determine exactly where Todd Mayo has improved in his junior season. The per-40 minute numbers are up in every major statistical category, and his percentages are improved from even his freshman season — his 3-point percentage stands at 32.6 percent, slightly worse than his 33 percent mark in 2011-12. His defensive rating […]

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Breaking down the play: John Dawson’s 3-pointer

There’s no denying that Todd Mayo’s 3-pointer with 7 seconds to play in regulation will go down as one of Marquette’s biggest shots all season. It forced overtime Monday night against Georgetown and saved the Golden Eagles’ season for now. A 2-4 start would have spelled doom for a team still in search of a […]

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Analyzing the MU freshmen at the halfway mark

We’re just past the halfway mark of the 2013-14 season (Marquette has played 17 games; it has 15 guaranteed games remaining) and given the Golden Eagles’ struggles to date, it’s only fair to look at how their first-year players have performed. There’s been good (#BANE), bad (Jameel McKay says goodbye) and ugly (Duane Wilson redshirts) […]

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Deonte Burton: Defining the undefined freshman

Deonte Burton was such an unknown entering his freshman season at Marquette that even the 6-foot-5 wing couldn’t figure out where he fit in, defining himself as “undefined” when asked exactly what position he played. The shy Milwaukee native nervously laughed when asked about his best trait on the basketball court, wringing his hands and […]

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Haunted Hoops scrimmage notes and highlights

While the usual take-every-observation-with–boulder-of-salt condition applies, these notes from the 2013 edition of Marquette’s Haunted Hoops scrimmage should be even more questioned than usual. Instead of having a straight 5-on-5 scrimmage, Buzz Williams decided to truly get something out of it and held a pseudo practice. Yes, it was in a full-court scrimmage setting, but […]

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