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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

MU/RU Thoughts

I have a few quick game comments before hitting the sack.

  • By about the 8th minute of the game, Marquette was cruising. Not crushing the Knights, but running out the clock to an inevitable victory. Our 21st of the season. That has a nice ring to it. 21 .. with 7 games left.

  • Ooze gets the double-double, 11 points, 11 rebs, MU ranked 11.

  • 17,194 attendance? Lots of no-shows for a 9F cold winter night.

  • DJ's shot was not falling tonight. But his over-all effort was great. He went 1-7, but hey, at least he didn't force it and chuck up 15 shots. Meanwhile, he went 4-4 from the line, and had 7 assists and ZERO turnovers. I'll take that any day.

  • I really like having 5 MU players in double figures. Everyone goes home a winner.

  • Clearly, Craig Kuphall and Jamil Lott must play more. They're in there for, what, a 50 seconds, and presto, 2-2, 4 points, and they single handedly screwed all of the Rutgers + 17.5 points bettors.
Kuphall's moment of fame:



Oh, and lastly, the Wade banner has been moved over to join the other 8 banners above the student section:

Here's a link to the other pictures I shot from my seat.


MEDIA UPDATES

AP Game Story -- Milwaukee JS/Todd Rosiak Recap -- MJS Game Log/Prosser

GoMarquette.com Official Recap / Box Score

5 comments:

Matt said...

There are six games left, not seven.

Dodds said...

I didn't see tonight's game, but it sounds like James played a similar game to the one he played on Saturday. Not necessarly outstanding, but solid. He's going to have nights when his shot isn't falling and it seems to me that he's learned there are other ways to help the team win. I take it as a sign of maturity by him, although I'd like to see him start games with a little more intensity.

Also, aren't they going to have to move those banners -- which are spectacular, by the way -- to the east side of the stadium? I think the Bradley Center layout is such that they won't block the views from the upper rows of the east side of the stadium, but they do block the views from the north side.

Great blog, by the way!!!

mu_hilltopper said...

@Matt - 7 games left = 6 regular season, and certainly 1 BET game. Probably should have said 8, with 1 NCAA game being a certainty as well.

@Dodds - I don't know about the final resting place for the banners. However, I was thinking about that last night .. truth is, the banners only block the student section upper rows .. those rows are reserved for the bandwagon students who only show up to the really big games each year, maybe 3-4 times, which makes those rows the least used in the whole BC.

Anonymous said...

anyone else notice how many student seats those banners are blocking? They better move those for the Pitt game...

BG85 said...

I sent this to the Chicago Tribune earlier today because I could not take it anymore.
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Mr. Myslenski:

I enjoy your writing very much. This is much more a question in regards to coverage. As I opened the paper this morning to look for some sort of story on the Marquette/Rutgers game last night all I found was a box score in the scoreboard section. It seems a team that is only 1 1/2 hours from Chicago and ranked eleventh in the nation would rank a little closer, more detailed coverage than this. I could not believe there was more coverage of other games in the "Press Box" section of the paper with not a mention of the Golden Eagles. The Tribune is missing a great story here.

Regards,

Bill Gorman.