Marquette Golden Eagles
Josh Hart scored 20 points off the bench, and fourth-ranked Villanova ensured it would stick around at the Big East Tournament a bit longer this time with an 84-49 rout of Marquette in the quarterfinals.
I respect the heck out of Buzz Williams as a coach and have always marveled at how he’s gotten the maximum out of every team he’s coached. But this particular Marquette squad was overrated by many people, including myself.
Syracuse held Marquette to just 39 points as the Orange advanced into the Final Four.
Big East enemies Syracuse and Marquette ready for an Elite Eight fight. Only one will be left standing and into the Final Four.
Vander Blue’s layup with one second left capped Marquette’s rally from a nine-point deficit and gave the third-seeded Golden Eagles a 59-58 victory over Davidson on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament.
Here’s the breakdown on NCAA tournament favorites, dark horses and underdogs.
Seven schools are leaving The Big East to form a new basketball conference.
Indiana returns five starters from last year’s Sweet 16 team that won 27 games and split with national champion Kentucky.
Despite some theories that a double bye could hurt Syracuse, it’s difficult to see Jim Boeheim’s team not playing Saturday night for a Big East title.
Jeremy Lin isn’t the only Knicks player to battle his way back to the NBA after being forced to pave his way through the D-League.
Davante Gardner had career bests with 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 25 Marquette to an 83-64 win over St. John’s on Wednesday night.
Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.
The second week of the NCAA tournament will be sprinkled with the typical blend of favorites and underdogs, the familiar and the obscure, with a notable lack of Big East flavor in that mix.
Darius 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