September 17, 2014

Marquette keeps dancing (Audio)

The Marquette Golden Eagles built an early double-digit lead and never looked back as they topped Miami 71-61 in the East Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament Thursday night in Washington D.C.  After leading 29-16 at the half, the closest the game ever got was ten, the final margin.

Jamil Wilson had 16-points to lead the Golden Eagles.  Vander Blue and Davante Gardener added 14-each while Trent Lockett chipped in with 8-points and 11-boards.  After the game, Head Coach Buzz Williams was proud of his team’s effort…

AUDIO: Buzz Williams was proud :16

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Wisconsin & Marquette both climb in AP Top 25

Both Wisconsin & Marquette went 1-1 last week and both moved up one spot in the Associated Press Top 25 College Basketball Poll.

The Badgers, fresh off of yesterday’s 71-49 win over Ohio State, moved from 20th to 19th in this week’s Top 25 poll.  The Buckeyes dropped from 13th to 18th.

Marquette lost at Georgetown, then beat Pittsburgh on Saturday and moved from 18 to 17 in the AP Poll.

The Golden Eagles play at Seton Hall on Tuesday night, while the Badgers return to action Wednesday night at Northwestern.

Marquette to open the Big East Season

A new year usually signifies the end of the non-conference portion of the NCAA Basketball schedule.  That is the case for the Marquette Golden Eagles (9-3) who host the Connecticut Huskies (10-2) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in men’s hoops.

The Golden Eagles will not have Buzz Williams on the bench today.  The Marquette Coach is serving a 1-game school-issued suspension for a recruiting violation this past off-season.  The incident led to the firing of Assistant Coach Scott Monarch.

It will be a tough start to the Big East season for Marquette.  Of their first five games, three are against ranked opponents (#15 Georgetown, #24 Pittsburgh, and #14 Cincinnati) and all five teams have 2-losses or less entering the conference season.

Tonight’s tip from the BMO Harris Bradley Center is set for 7:00.