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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Updates on the KSU/MU Scrimmage

Finally, bits of info on the KSU/MU scrimmage from this past weekend are emerging. Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel offers a lengthy, insightful recap --Here is the link to the Wednesday edition's article.

A few key excerpts highlight the value of the event:

"It's by far one of the most valuable things I've ever done in my eight years of being at Marquette for us to help prepare our basketball team to be better," he said. "No question about it."........

........."It was a late January, early February environment; there just weren't any people there," said Crean. "But as far as the competitiveness on the floor, the quickness, the speed, it's just really hard to duplicate that in your practices."
Also, check out the Wichita Eagle's recap of the scrimmage. Looks like the scrimmage was equally positive for both programs:

"I thought it was great being able to work against a team of that caliber," Huggins said of Marquette, which is ranked 17th in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll.

"From a pure basketball standpoint, it doesn't get any better than scrimmaging Marquette," Huggins said.

In addition, Andy Katz offers a recap to premium subscribers on his blog at ESPN.com. Insiders can click here for the details.

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