Tag Archives: Shaka Smart

What can we make of Shaka’s recruiting to date?

It’s fairly early to make any assessment of Shaka’s 1st 3 recruiting classes, but one thing is crystal clear.

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Where did MU falter? Transition Defense

Following a thorough late night victory over Villanova on Feb 2, the 2nd win over the Big East’s standard bearer in 2 weeks, Marquette was sitting at 16-7, 8-4 in Big East play and dreaming of just high the ceiling for this team could be. It wasn’t just that it beat Nova twice, it was […]

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Videos: Special Moments in a Special Season

While I believe there’s nothing as engrossing as the written word, I do have to admit limitations to what reading someone else’s interpretation of an event can evoke compared to the event itself. So when I kept reading about Tyler Kolek’s dustup with Shaka Smart in the first half of Marquette’s victory over Villanova, I […]

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Greska: There And Back Again

On January 23, 2021, Marquette basketball broke me. I wasn’t exactly a Wojo hypeman and had partaken in many a private conversation about his coaching acumen and Marquette’s future under his guidance, but I was probably one of the last to board that particular bus. However, losing at home to DePaul, AGAIN(!), in a particularly […]

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Listen: Marquette talk on the Doug Russell Pod

After an upset victory at Villanova, and with Marquette playing like a top-20 team over the last month, we talked to Doug Russell about the surprising start, the altered expectations and the general state of the program.

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Adjusting expectations (and other fun stuff)

Marquette has surprised the world this week. Is it a blip or should we be adjusting our priors?

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