Tag Archives: NCAA Tournament

Is momentum a thing going into the NCAA Tournament?

How have teams that limped into the NCAA Tournament performed once there?

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Comparing Possible NCAA Matchups

To help organize who you might want to see pop up next to MU’s name, a ran a quick comparison of the 7, 8, 9 and 10 seeds in the Matrix.

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What are the seeding stakes at play for MU?

It was all good just 2 weeks ago. Having won 5 of the past 6 games and rising to top 25 status in both the AP poll and Ken Pom, Marquette had all the momentum and opportunity to start thinking about possibly reaching protected seed (top-4) status in NCAA Tournament seeding. Sure sweeping 3 of […]

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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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