Tag Archives: NCAA Tournament

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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Big East cannibalism and the NCAA Tournament

If the Big East had a hand in “maneuvering” outcomes, what would be the best scenario for the conference as a whole?

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Big East NCAA Tournament Shares

I’ve long been fascinated with the financial aspect of sports, but particularly as it pertains to Marquette. Not everyone’s cup of tea, I know, but it can be very difficult to track down information at both a macro (NCAA) and micro (MU) level. So in the interest of serving the public interest, I thought I’d […]

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