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Tag Archives: NCAA Tournament

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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Bid probabilities for all bubble teams

I mapped out what Marquette had to do to get a bid and we are breaking down who you need to root for on a daily basis, but there’s so many teams on this year’s bubble, that even with the guides it can get a bit challenging to keep it all together.  So with the […]

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Big East Tiers: 3/5/18 edition

So we took a month off between updating these posts. Yea, my bad. But we got the final one in, so let’s forget about February and move along. As always, this chart and all stats come from TRank. Here is what the map looks like on the morning of 3/5/2018: Tier 1 – Villanova Villanova wasn’t able to […]

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TBW Viewing Guide ’18: Who to root for tonight

I resisted as long as I could, but sometimes you just got to give the people what they want. And boy do they want this. Paint Touches will be regularly updating this viewing guide to let Marquette fans know which games you need to be paying attention to, and which teams to send prayers for and […]

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Marquette’s end of season scenarios

After Marquette’s losses to Butler and Providence in late January and early February, I officially adjusted my expectations because I believed we had enough evidence that this was an NIT team and nothing more. Marquette was a DePaul win from making me eat my Tweets, but alas, death by DePaul seems a very appropriate cause […]

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Judging Marquette’s non-conference results

With the demolition of American complete, Marquette turned it’s sights to Big East play and the daunting challenge that will present. But we’re not quite ready to move on. We have a few days before Xavier rolls into town, so I felt it was appropriate to take a step back.  Before a game was played, […]

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