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Pittsburgh provides imposing challenge as Marquette aims for another double bye

Marquette hosts one of the hottest teams in the Big East when Pittsburgh comes to town tomorrow for a noon tip off. The Golden Eagles are currently tied for first place in the conference standings following Syracuse’s 66-58 loss at Connecticut Wednesday. “This is probably the biggest game of the year for us so far, […]

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My challenge to Vander Blue

When Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder left Marquette last spring, it left a void both in the leadership and scoring departments. For the first time in Buzz Williams’ tenure, there was no returning player with the accolades and experience to fill said void without a hitch. It was an unknown. Through 23 games Vander Blue […]

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Road woes leave major question marks

Much has been made this season about Marquette’s impressive home winning streak. The Golden Eagles have won all 13 games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in 2012-’13, and the current 22-game winning streak is fourth best in the country, behind Syracuse (37), South Dakota State (28) and Colorado State (26). It’s an impressive feat, […]

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Player Grades: Marquette at Georgetown

Vander Blue (7 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast) Uncharacteristically missed two free throws early on, and it seemed to shake his confidence the rest of the half. He made a couple terrible passes that led to Hoya lay-ups and only attacked the basket a handful of times, settling for long threes on which he was […]

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Defined roles allow March focus to take center stage

The calendar won’t turn to March for another 18 days. Marquette will play eight times before heading to New York for the Big East Tournament and an eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. But the Golden Eagles’ self-proclaimed “March focus” has them in position to make an extended run that, earlier in the season, didn’t seem […]

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Player Grades: Marquette vs DePaul

Vander Blue (18 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast) You can tell Blue has taken it to the next level when he has a quiet game and still scores 18. Vander had one nice pull-up jumper in the first but did most of his damage from the paint and at the line.  One mark “against” Vander […]

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