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Synergy: Two areas to watch between Murray State and Marquette

Transition defense and spot up shooting may hold the keys to Marquette’s opening round matchup.

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How ‘easy’ have Ja Morant’s assists been?

Although they all count the same in the box score, not all assists are created equal. Driving past 3 defenders and dropping a dime for a slam gets you the same mark as making a 2 foot lateral pass behind the arc on a made bucket. In Marquette Scoop terminology, this is the prototypical “easy assist”. […]

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Know Thy Enemy: Murray State

Team: Murray State Racers Record: 27-4 (16-2 OVC) NET: 44 KenPom: 51 (40th adjusted offense, 79th adjusted defense, 98th adjusted tempo) Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 3:30 PM Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT) TV: TBS Coach: Matt McMahon (4th season) Record by Quadrant: Q1: 1-2, Q2: 1-2, Q3: 4-0, Q4: 19-0 Non-D1: 2-0 3 Best […]

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Murray State vs Marquette Bulletin Board

It’s no secret that the 12/5 matchup is the most common double-digit upset, with 12 seeds winning about 1/3 of matchups in recent history. So with that knowledge, it’s no surprise Murray State (12) over Marquette (5) seems to be one of if not the most common upset from early pundit predictions and analyses. Add […]

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Vander Blue vs. Jae Crowder: You decide

  I posed this question late last night on Twitter, and it’s certainly a good thing to be able to debate: Vander Blue vs. Butler or Jae Crowder vs. Murray State? Marquette is in the Sweet 16 for the third straight season–something only Kansas, Florida, Ohio State and the Golden Eagles can say. And while […]

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Chew familar with tough decisions

When Isaac Chew accepted a position to join Buzz Williams’ staff at Marquette in May, it marked yet another difficult decision in his coaching career that began unexpectedly more than a decade ago in Kansas City. Because six weeks before Chew, then an assistant at Missouri, said yes to Williams, he told John Groce and […]

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