What would a win at Xavier mean for Marquette?

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) A win tonight at Xavier would mean… Marquette finishes only as low as sixth (which would happen if Seton Hall beat Butler) Marquette finishes as high as third (which would happen if Butler beat Seton Hall, Marquette beats Creighton, and St. John’s beats Providence) And, in not finishing seventh, Marquette avoids the first round of the Big East Tournament… …and instead … Continue reading What would a win at Xavier mean for Marquette?

Vanderbilt Preview, With SB Nation’s Anchor of Gold

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) It’s game day. Your Marquette Golden Eagles face the Vanderbilt Commodores tonight at the U.S. Naval Academy in the Veterans Classic tip-off at 5:30 CT on CBS Sports Network. In an effort to preview the opponent, we spoke with SB Nation’s Anchor of Gold. Why will Vanderbilt win? AOG: New Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew emphasizes defense and rebounding, and the latter is … Continue reading Vanderbilt Preview, With SB Nation’s Anchor of Gold

Marquette Win/Loss Predictions

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) Who are we playing? How good are they? Who’s going to win, and why? In this exercise we tried to answer these questions, rating each game in the schedule by difficulty and predicting the outcome. “A” game = top-50 opponent (away), or top-25 (home) “B” game = top-100 opponent (away), or top-50 (home) It takes our modest projections of each team … Continue reading Marquette Win/Loss Predictions

Which Players To Buy, Sell For Marquette Basketball

Dave Klinger, Editor. Photos: Marquette Athletics, 247 Sports, USC Athletics Let’s play a game. If each Marquette player was stock, which would you buy for the approaching season? And which would you sell? “Buy” means the player will produce better than their value. “Sell” means the player will produce less than their value. “Hold” means the player will produce similar to their value. Buy Markus … Continue reading Which Players To Buy, Sell For Marquette Basketball

Vote MU Alumni To Play In Amateur Tournament

Dave Klinger, Editor. Photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images North America Have you ever wished to see Marquette basketball alumni suit up once again for the Golden Eagles? Your wish can soon be granted. Former Marquette forward Daniel Fitzgerald is recruiting fellow program alumni to play in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), an amateur basketball tournament with a first-place prize of $2 million. While they wouldn’t play in the familiar confines … Continue reading Vote MU Alumni To Play In Amateur Tournament

Interview: Christian Vital Rising In Recruiting Rankings

Dave Klinger, Editor. Photo: CoxHub.com, New England Recruiting Report Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski visited earlier today Christian Vital, a three-star shooting guard from Queens, New York, and member of St. Thomas More School’s prep basketball team in Connecticut. Vital decommitted recently from UNLV and has since heard from UConn, Cincinnati, Dayton, Providence, Iowa, West Virginia, Alabama, Marquette, Butler, Louisville, and Tulsa, according to ESPN’s … Continue reading Interview: Christian Vital Rising In Recruiting Rankings

Who’s Going To Win The Big East Tournament?

Dave Klinger, Editor. Photo: Fox Sports I participated in a roundtable to preview the Big East Tournament. Link’s below! (Yes, I know it started yesterday… Shhh!) http://www.coxhub.com/articles/whos-going-to-win-the-big-east-tournament?utm_campaign=2015-2016%20Friar%20Basketball&utm_content=24756671&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Tweet us your thoughts at @mubbnation, or comment below.   Continue reading Who’s Going To Win The Big East Tournament?