September 23, 2014

Another crucial test for Marquette comes tonight

Two teams on the bubble will hook up at the BMO Harris Bradley Center tonight when the Marquette Golden Eagles host the Georgetown Hoyas in Big East action.

Tonight’s game is the first of four remaining for the Golden Eagles, all of them against teams either on the NCAA bubble, or NCAA Tournament bound.

The Golden Eagles (16-11, 8-6), would move into a third-place tie with Xavier if they can beat the Hoyas tonight.

Marquette’s non-conference record is poor, lacking any significant wins.  The Golden Eagles have no wins against op 25 opponents.  So their post season opportunity now rests on a strong finish, not only in the regular season, but the upcoming Big East Tournament.

Coach Buzz Williams thinks his team is improving.  Will it be enough to land a spot in the NCAA Tournament?