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Tag Archives: Villanova

Photo Gallery: Marquette vs. Villanova

Re-live some of the best moments from Marquette’s loss to top-ranked Villanova at the Bradley Center. Be sure to click on the images to see them in full size. Photos by Ryan Messier.

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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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Big East Tiers: 1/8/18 edition

We have 2 weeks of Big East play under our belts, so figured it was time to bust out the old TRank efficiency maps and see how the Tiers were progressing since the last time we checked back in December. Here is what the map looks like on the morning of 1/18/2018: Tier 1 – […]

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Big East Tiers: 12/18 edition

With Big East play right around the corner, we have enough evidence to start gaming out the true quality of teams, rather than relying on a few outliers, whether positive or negative.  Don’t just take my word for it, though. Every week, I play around with TRank’s conference efficiency map to get a gauge of […]

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Preseason Previews: Villanova

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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What does the Nova win mean for Marquette?

On Jan 22, 2013, an 11-7 Villanova team topped No. 5 Louisville at home, coming back late to notch it’s first victory over a top-5  opponent in almost two years. Nova had endured a string of difficult seasons consecutively, culminating the previous year with a 13-19 record. While coach Jay Wright had the full backing […]

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