Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College BasketballIt’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
Big East: One More Time, With FeelingThe death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
Stage Set For Final Big East Tournament As We Know ItThe Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
Marquette Defeats USC 72-64 For 5th Place In Maui InvitationalJamil Wilson channeled his inner aloha spirit with a colorful 19-point performance in Marquette's 72-64 win over USC at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday.
North Carolina Dominates Marquette, 81-63Tyler Zeller had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and North Carolina left no doubt that it's back with a 81-63 dismantling of Marquette in the East Regional semifinals on Friday night.
No. 11 Seed Marquette Tops 3rd-Seeded SyracuseDarius Johnson-Odom's 3-pointer with 27 seconds left snapped a tie and gave Marquette a 66-62 win over Syracuse on Sunday night that put the Golden Eagles into the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the first time in eight years.