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?

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

PREVIEW: Golden Eagles Alumni VS. Armored Athlete

Dave Klinger, Editor. Photo: Michael Perez/AP The Golden Eagles Alumni team in The Basketball Tournament has advanced to the Super 16 in Philadelphia to face Armored Athlete tonight at 6 PM CT on ESPN2. Here’s the box score from the Golden Eagles’ first victory, a 95-92 nail-biter against the Illinois Hoopville Warriors. Here’s the box score from their 97-70 rout against the Spartan Heroes, a … Continue reading PREVIEW: Golden Eagles Alumni VS. Armored Athlete

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

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?

What’s Next For Marquette?

Dave Klinger, Editor. Photo: Marquette Athletics See the post below to find out what’s next for Marquette. http://www.vavel.com/en-us/ncaa/college-basketball/614394-whats-next-for-marquette.html Why is the article linked to VAVEL.com/en-us? Our editor, Dave Klinger, is writing for them because it is a platform more focused on journalism than blogging. Same great content, one click away. Tweet us your thoughts at @mubbnation, or comment below. Continue reading What’s Next For Marquette?

Is Marquette An NCAA Tournament Team?

Gary Leverton, Staff Writer. Photo: Marquette Athletics 12-6 and 2-4. Reasonable, but not great. Some potential, but not tournament worthy. In a season that has seen Marquette beat Providence at their place, get blown out by Seton Hall, and rally from an 18 point deficit early against Villanova only to get cold in the second half and lose by 15, what should be made of this … Continue reading Is Marquette An NCAA Tournament Team?