Marquette Wire

Men’s Big East Notebook

Mike Nelson

April 5, 2011

Player of the Week: Alex Oriakhi, sophomore forward The obvious choices for this distinction are Connecticut junior guard Kemba Walker and freshman forward Jeremy Lamb.  But don’t forget about the contributions of Alex Oriakhi....

Men’s Big East Notebook

Trey Killian

March 29, 2011

Player of the Week: Jeremy Lamb, freshman wing, Connecticut Junior guard Kemba Walker may have led the Huskies in scoring against San Diego State and Arizona, but Lamb’s stellar supporting numbers were just as crucial to Co...

Men’s Big East Notebook

Mike Nelson

March 22, 2011

Player of the Week: Kemba Walker, junior guard Walker was supposed to be too tired from five games in five days in the Big East Championship tournament to be successful in the NCAA Tournament, but everyone thought wrong. W...

Men’s Big East Notebook

Mark Strotman

March 8, 2011

All-Big East First Team announced Sunday Notre Dame senior guard Ben Hansbrough is the only unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team, which was announced Sunday morning. Joining the senior guard is Connecticut j...

Connecticut a make or break game for men’s team

Mark Strotman

February 24, 2011

As the Marquette men’s basketball team pushes toward an NCAA Tournament berth, there’s still one crucial piece missing from its resume: a quality road win. Coach Buzz Williams and the Golden Eagles (16-11, 7-7 Big E...

Men’s Big East Notebook

Mark Strotman

February 15, 2011

St. John’s picking up steam The St. John’s Red Storm have failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament every year since 2002, but a strong showing this week may have vaulted them back in. Coach Steve Lavin’s crew dismantled ...

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...

Big East Men’s Notebook

Mark Strotman

January 18, 2011

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Coach Mike Brey and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish got a taste of what life without Luke Harangody would be like when the senior forward went down with a knee injury late last season. But instead of ...

Men’s Big East Notebook

Michael LoCicero

January 26, 2010

The Connecticut men’s basketball team’s season was on the brink of collapse last Tuesday. The Huskies had just announced their head coach, Jim Calhoun, was taking an indefinite leave of absence due to medical issues. The...