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Friday, December 01, 2006

The Blue & Gold Classic Returns

Where do you turn for the first word on Marquette game previews?

For my money, the Tuscaloosa News can't be beat.......courtesy of the Associated Press of course. The fine folks in Alabama gobbled up the preview of Friday's tilt between the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Northwestern State Demons. If you don't think the Demons can play, ask Steve Alford. The Demons are 4-2 on the young season.

MU will look to build on its impressive 7-0 start and reclaim the Blue & Gold title once again. The Golden Eagles fell to an NCAA tournament-bound Winthrop team in the championship game of last year's Classic. MU has won the Classic championship 29 times.

Is this team destined for 27-3?
Ken Pomeroy's blog and statistics site are in mid-season form already. Just for kicks I checked out his predictions page for MU - - Ken's analysis projects MU to a 27-3 season right now. Hey, its insanely early to project that far into the future -- but its kinda interesting to consider the possibilities even if they are far-fetched for now. Read Ken's MU projection here.

- The guys at MUScoop have a comprehensive series of links and info for the upcoming game as well.
- Todd Rosiak contends that MU's gut-check win at Valpo pushed the team to new heights, setting up a 'special season'.
- Michael Hunt on the strength of basketball in the state of Wisconsin.
- GoMarquette.com's official preview can be found here.
- The Appleton Post-Crescent does a nice job with their preview.

I don't want to be accused of looking ahead, but what the heck.......MU's next opponent could be the Princeton Tigers. The SportsProf provided a quick assessment of the Tigers in a recent post. Check it out here.

Finally, Happy Message Board Anniversary to John Dodds and IWB over at MarquetteHoops.com -- their community is now three years old. Time flies. Well done, fellas.

1 comment:

Kevin Buckley said...

KenPom has us at 27-3, but his game-by-game predictions only show one loss, @UConn.

So really, 29-1.

We should just be awarded the National Championship right now!