Marquette Wire

Zoning in: MU picks up win against Syracuse’s 2-3 defense

Mike Nelson

February 1, 2011

Marquette’s struggles against zone defenses are well known by Golden Eagle fans. Saturday, the men battled against Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim’s prestigious 2-3 zone, so it was assumed the struggles would continue against the then-No. 9/10 Oran...

Marquette finishes off top-10 foe Syracuse

Trey Killian

January 29, 2011

Marquette finally held onto a win against a ranked Big East opponent with a 76-70 victory over No. 9/10 Syracuse. Senior Jimmy Butler and junior Darius Johnson-Odom hit three clutch three-pointers in the final minutes to deliver...

MU loses ‘battle of the boards’ against Huskies

Mike Nelson

January 27, 2011

Coach Buzz Williams said other than defensive field goal percentage winning the battle of the boards is “probably the most important thing” for his team to focus on. Through the first eight Big East games, it seems he’s...

Three keys for beating UConn

Erik Schmidt

January 25, 2011

1. Containing Kemba Walker In actuality, the concept of “defense” gets thrown out the window when discussing Connecticut junior guard Kemba Walker. Guarding him is like trying to tackle a mirage. The focus needs to b...

Connecticut’s huskiness cause for Golden Eagle concern

Mike Nelson

January 25, 2011

The last time Marquette blew a double-digit lead against a top-25 team, it had winless DePaul on which to take out its frustrations.  After blowing a 12-point lead at Notre Dame Saturday, Marquette doesn't have the same luxu...

Men’s basketball locking down on defense lately

Mike Nelson

January 20, 2011

Coach Buzz Williams said the hungriest dog eats first. It's safe to say Marquette was hungry after its heart was ripped out in a 71-70 loss to No. 17 Louisville last Saturday. It was even hungrier during its best complete game...

Bring on the Badgers

Andrei Greska

December 9, 2010

It’s show time. After beating up on lesser foes for the first six home games on the slate, Marquette (7-2) will finally get its first true home test when it welcomes Wisconsin-Madison (6-2) to the Bradley Center on Saturday. The Golden Eagles have outscored opp...

Depth a pleasant surprise

Mark Strotman

December 7, 2010

Eight games into the season, there’s something new about the Marquette Golden Eagles that has the team excited, and it isn’t multiple pairs of personalized Jordan shoes. It’s depth. Last year, coach Buzz Williams was...

Large but not always in charge

Andrei Greska

November 23, 2010

    It wasn’t pretty. Not by any stretch of the imagination. The Marquette men’s basketball team (4-0) took down South Dakota 82-69 on Sunday in a game where it never trailed but never seemed completely in command either. “I thought we were aver...

MU struggles in final tuneup before Duke

Michael LoCicero

November 20, 2010

It was a coming out party for redshirt center Chris Otule, as he scored 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds in just 15 minutes of Marquette’s (4-0) 82-69 win over South Dakota (1-2) Saturday afternoon. Senior forward...

First half dominance propels Marquette

Andrei Greska

November 18, 2010

Marquette (3-0) took down intrastate rival Wisconsin-Green Bay (1-1) 89-69 last night behind a stellar first half performance in the final regional game of the CBE Classic. The Golden Eagles hung 53 points on the Phoenix, the...

No. 1 Duke, Plumlee too much for Marquette

Brian Hoffman

November 16, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sophomore forward Mason Plumlee had a career high 25 points and 12 rebounds and Duke used a 13-2 second half run to defeat Marquette 82-77 in the semifinals of the O’Reilly Auto Parts College Basketball...