"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Thursday, February 03, 2005

MU folds in second half while absorbing another injury

Without PG Travis Diener in the line up, without backup PG Niv Berkowitz (deep thigh bruise) to pick up any slack, Marquette took on the nation's leading team in steals per game, the UAB Blazers. Junior Joe Chapman played lights out in the first half keeping the Golden Eagles into the game and hitting 5 for 5 from beyond the arc. Marquette led by one point at the half.

The second half was a different story completely as MU was dominated in the paint and gave up too many easy baskets. Rubbing salt in the wounds, Joe Chapman suffered a knee injury that required he be carried off the court. His status is unknown. If he cannot play on Saturday, Dameon Mason will have to play point guard.

For a complete recap of the game, click here for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story. Marquette drops to 15-6 on the season and will face the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles next.

1 comment:

Timothy said...

This is getting ugly fast....a 50-6 advantage for UAB in the paint is disgusting, injuries or not.

MU must win v SoMiss, but who knows if that will be enough to recapture any momentum. Tough times