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?

Big East Preview: Xavier, With SB Nation’s Banners On The Parkway

Editor, Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) College basketball season is quickly approaching. In an effort to preview it, we spoke with ten bloggers or writers, each covering a different Big East men’s basketball team. Today, we have a conversation with Banners On The Parkway, a blog from SB Nation covering Xavier hoops. Get yourself familiar with one of Marquette’s conference opponents by reading their answers below. … Continue reading Big East Preview: Xavier, With SB Nation’s Banners On The Parkway

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?

Big East Preview, Predictions

Author: Dave Klinger (Editor), david.klinger@marquette.edu. Here we go again. For the second straight season, the Big East enters the year having lost more than it gained over the offseason. Last year, it lost a number of storied programs that had helped build the league into the perennial hardwood superpower it once was. Now, it loses some familiar standout players that barely kept the league afloat … Continue reading Big East Preview, Predictions

How Can Marquette Crash March Madness? (Part 2)

For Part 1 of this article, click here. Below is the schedule and seeding matchups for the Big East Tournament: As long as we don’t fall past 6th in the Big East, it’ll take three wins for us to win the conference championship. If the season ended today, we’d be a 5 seed playing Xavier. With a win, we’d be playing Nova next. With another win … Continue reading How Can Marquette Crash March Madness? (Part 2)

How Can Marquette Crash March Madness? (Part 1)

“Umm, will we even make the tournament?” This lingering question has been badgering Marquette fans more and more with each bad loss. Simply receiving an invite to March Madness has become every Marquette fan’s dream escape from this nightmare of a season, regardless of opponent, seed or even outcome of the actual games. So, will we make it? Unfortunately, it’s likely that we won’t. But this … Continue reading How Can Marquette Crash March Madness? (Part 1)

Was John Dawson More Effective Than Derrick Wilson Against Xavier?

After coming into Marquette as an unknown prospect, John Dawson had been a mystery player all year. Besides the Grambling game, he had only played over eight minutes in three games, which were blowouts against IUPUI, Ball State and Cal-State Fullerton. In fact, Dawson hadn’t hit more than one field goal in any game this entire year. So one would assume that no one was … Continue reading Was John Dawson More Effective Than Derrick Wilson Against Xavier?