Eagle’s Eye

Marquette: Figuring Out Ways to Lose

The Marquette Golden Eagles are a young, tough team that, sadly, finds ways to throw games away. Now 16-10, 5-8 in Big East Play, Marquette lost a tough one to Creighton Saturday and not even the winning coach was happy at how his team won. Creighton Head Coach Greg McDermott said his team played poorly; […]

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Marquette Wins a Heart-Stopper

My heart stopped 3 times during the Marquette Golden Eagles versus #20 Providence Friars double overtime thriller February 10th. It usually stops once during Marquette games…but the extra ten minutes forced some added value for the Marquette Faithful and a great 96-91 victory. Heart Stop #1: After Providence turned the ball over with the game […]

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Golden Eagles Beat Butler But It’s Not Enough

This was the Golden Eagles team we all expected this year. 52% on field goals, 59% from 3-point-land, 81% from the charity stripe, 12 blocks; ok, the “blocks” stat was an added perk. Marquette beating Butler 75-69 January 30th was HUGE (said in best Trump impersonation), but…here’s my cold water toss into your face: It’s […]

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Have Mercy on the Young

I’m not surprised at the outcome of the two games last week for the Marquette Golden Eagles. It doesn’t make it easier to stomach, though. Taking on #6 Villanova in Philly and then #7 Xavier in Milwaukee wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. What makes the losses difficult to take were the […]

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The Ups and Downs of Young Teams

Marquette went into halftime against St. John’s down 8 points on Saturday January 9th, 2016. After starting out fast and strong, St. John’s showed they had an outside game and a way to manage Marquette’s ability to get into the paint: force turnovers and, unfortunately, offensive fouls. The later hit Henry Ellenson with about 8 […]

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