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Tag Archives: Providence

Big East Tiers: 1/22/18 edition

With a month of Big East play behind us, we are now in a position where we can be more confident that teams are not just flukes. There will still be plenty of movement by the end of the season, but small sample size isn’t really applicable any more. As always, this chart and all stats […]

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How unlikely was Marquette’s win at Providence?

By now, I’m sure you’ve gotten your fill of Markus Howard articles, and lost in the (much deserved) hoopla, was just how stunning Marquette’s win actually was. No, Providence wasn’t a title contender and uber favorite, and it was missing one if it’s best players, but just based on the pure numbers, it was one […]

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Howard’s performance for the ages

Markus Howard. 52.  That’s a number that needs no context. It needs no explanation. It definitely doesn’t require a numbers guy to explain the significance. By itself, 52 conveys everything you would need to know about the crazy, stupid, wonderful performance Markus Howard put together.  But what fun would that be. This is a numbers […]

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Preseason Preview: Providence

The first official practices of the 17-18 college basketball season are in the books and Paint Touches is celebrating by counting down every Marquette opponent from worst to first. Each preview will contain a look at how the opponent did last season, who they lose, who they gain, reasonable expectations for their season, and our […]

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Big East Tournament Seed Scenarios for Marquette

I think you need a degree in Bracketology to decipher this, but here’s my attempt.  If Marquette Loses 6th seed Wins by Providence and Seton Hall; Any result for Xavier MU Plays Creighton Win by Seton Hall; Losses by Providence and Xavier MU Plays Creighton Losses by Providence, Seton Hall, Xavier MU Plays Creighton 5th Seed […]

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What does missing on Kalif Young mean for MU?

If you follow recruiting for a non-blue blood school, missing on a prospect is never a surprise. The fact of the matter is most of the targets will go elsewhere. Schools like MU, while clearly in the top-50 or so in terms of prestige, just don’t carry the weight to be selective with offers. They will […]

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