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Tag Archives: Luke Fischer

Is Heldt the Answer on Defense?

There was a flurry of (actually informative and reasoned) discussion on Twitter this morning following the collapse at Butler on Monday, that really had me thinking as to what adjustments could be made to upgrade the defense from laughable to somewhat passable.  Marquette doesn’t need the defense to be elite, great or good to make […]

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Pick and roll defense sinks Marquette

I love watching basketball at all levels, but don’t consider myself to be even an average tactician. I understand the basic strategies on offense and defense, but can never recognize plays in real time or quirks as they are unfolding. And yet, here I was Thursday night, the neanderthal that I am at play recognition, […]

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Top 50 Players in the Big East: 20-11

With the season just around the corner, Paint Touches is taking a look at the top 50 players in the Big East. Instead of doing a true top 50, we took the five best players from each team and ordered them one to fifty. Important to note, these are the five best players, not necessarily […]

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In the land of giants

Years ago, when the world was smaller, NBA shooting guard Lazar Hayward was a center. Yeah, all 6-foot-6 of him. Those weren’t exactly the Dark Ages of Marquette basketball – the 2009-2010 team went 22-12 in a loaded Big East and was a 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, after all – but they were, […]

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Top 10 moments of the 2014-15 season

10. Wojo’s first win Steve Wojciechowski’s first season as a head coach had some deep valleys, but the emotional response to his first victory from Juan Anderson and the rest of the squad highlight what kind of connection he was able to forge with players he did not recruit. 9. Creighton buzzer-beater Marquette choked up […]

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How Good was the Pilot of the Luke Fischer Show?

  In short, it was the best debut Marquette fans have seen in at least 14 seasons, possibly longer. Since the 2000-2001 season, 72 different players have donned the Marquette uniform and logged at least one minute of game time. During these 14 seasons, Marquette fans have witnessed the debuts of some of their greatest […]

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