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Postseason statistical primer: Marquette defense

The general consensus was that, following the departure of Jae Crowder, the Marquette defense would have trouble matching last year’s numbers. And while according to KenPom.com, Marquette’s offense (No. 16) has outplayed its defense (No. 49) and its defense this season has been worse statistically than it was a year ago with Crowder (No. 14), […]

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Synergy: Chris Otule getting help inside

Chris Otule is on a historic run over the last month. It’s unsure how historic his run has been, but the 6-foot-10 redshirt center has made a scorching 28 of his last 33 field goal attempts (84.8%) in Marquette’s last eight games. That run has pushed his field goal percentage on the season to 68.5 […]

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Steve Taylor: Monster on the offensive glass

Part of Marquette’s successes this season have come from its two bigs — center Chris Otule and center/forward/Ox Davante Gardner — having career years. Otule, finally able to practice and play in full without injury restriction, and Gardner’s ever-improving post moves have given the Golden Eagles a formidable frontcourt at the “five.” Jamil Wilson and […]

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Synergy: Vander Blue midrange numbers best in the country

The midrange game has been losing its flair for years. The 3-point line and more players learning ball-handling techniques to attack the rim instead of settling for outside looks have made that 12-to-20-foot jump shot a higher-risk, lower-reward option that fewer players are attempting. But the Rip Hamiltons and Steve Nashs of the world need […]

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