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Tag Archives: Shabazz Napier

Going forward, Marquette must find its Shabazz Napier-type

With every curl he ran off of to perfection, with every 3-pointer he attempted with ease and with every transition attempt he confidently attacked the basket on, Shabazz Napier left those watching Monday’s national championship in more awe than the play before. This wasn’t anything new for Connecticut’s senior point guard, who scored 25 points in a […]

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Top 2012-13 Performances: No. 7 Junior Cadougan vs. UConn

Statline: 18 pts, 5 ast, 7-13 FG, 1 TO, 35 mins. Quality of opponent: 7/10. The Huskies entered Milwaukee sporting an impressive 10-2 record, including wins over No. 14 Michigan State and Washington. Their only losses came at neutral sites against New Mexico and North Carolina State, both eventual NCAA Tournament teams. Connecticut was ineligible […]

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Paint Touches All-Big East award predictions

With the Big East regular season in the books, awards will be handed out this week for conference honors. It’s important to remember that these awards are voted on, so there is sure to be debate on some of the winners. Anyway, we decided to take our best stab at it, and this is what […]

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Autry’s clutch decision makes all the difference

The best move coach Brad Autry made all night was one he didn’t make. With Marquette trailing 69-66 with 5.9 seconds to play, Autry, filling in for the suspended Buzz Williams, opted not to call a timeout and draw up a potential game-tying play, instead allowing his players to stay in rhythm and play on. […]

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Big East roundup: UConn the big Week 1 winner

Every week Paint Touches will bring you a roundup from the week that was in the Big East. Week 1 saw 13 of the 15 Big East teams remain undefeated, as well as some big performances from the Connecticut Huskies in Kevin Ollie’s debut as head coach. Power Rankings  1. Syracuse (1-0): Impressive win over No. […]

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Connecticut preview: Position breakdown

Here’s a quick, position-by-position breakdown of the Connecticut Huskies. Stats do NOT include the Huskies’ 80-54 win over DePaul last night, due to deadlines and publication at the Marquette Tribune. Point guards Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier: A changing of the guard has taken place in Hartford as Boatright, the freshman, has taken over point guard […]

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