April 27, 2015

Buzz Williams Leaves Marquette for Virginia Tech

As of Friday evening the Marquette University Basketball program was without a head coach.

Virginia Tech lured Buzz Williams from Marquette with a 7-year $18 million dollar deal. Reports state Williams met with his team Friday afternoon before quickly exiting and being unavailable for comment.

During his six seasons with Marquette, He compiled a 139-69 record taking the Golden Eagles to five straight NCAA tournaments (2009-2013).

Blue hopes to hear his name Thursday

It was a move that caught a lot of people by surprise.  Vander Blue’s name wasn’t on many mock drafts but still the Junior decided to to forgo his Senior season and enter the 2013 NBA Draft.

Blue has spent the recent weeks on the workout tour including a stop in Milwaukee last week.  Blue’s approach to everything; it only takes one…

AUDIO: Vander Blue says the goal is to make one team love you :08 [Read more…]

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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Marquette takes on Miami tonight in the Sweet 16 (AUDIO)

Buzz Williams

Buzz Williams

For the third straight season, the Marquette Golden Eagles will take the floor in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament.  Tonight, the co-Big East Champions take on the ACC Champion Miami Hurricanes in Washington D.C.

Both teams didn’t have high expectations coming into this season.  Marquette was picked to finish 7th in the Big East but ended up with a share of the conference title. Golden Eagles Head Coach Buzz Williams on how this team stacks up against his last two Sweet 16 squads…

AUDIO: Buzz Williams compares this team to his past two Sweet 16 teams :17

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Marquette’s Gardner won’t be suspended

In #25 Marquette’s 63-50 victory over South Florida Monday, Golden Eagles Junior Davante Gardner was ejected from the game after receiving a flagarant-2 foul when his elbow connected with a South Florida player.  Marquette was informed Tuesday that there would be no further discipline for Gardner.

Marquette is out to a 6-1 start in the Big East which has them tied on top of the standings with #6 Syracuse.  If Gardner would have been suspended, he would have missed a big match-up for them.  The Golden Eagles are at #12 Louisville.

Gardner leads the Golden Eagles in rebounds per game (5.5) and is second on the team in points (12.7) and blocks (0.8) per contest.