Here are the Cracked Sidewalks predictions for this upcoming season:
|Utah Valley State||W||W||W||W|
|MU vs. Chaminade||W||W||W||W|
|MU vs. LSU/Oklahoma||W||W||L||W|
|MU vs. Duke?||W||W||W||W|
|Coppin State Eagles||W||W||W||W|
|FL Gulf Coast OOC||W||W||W||W|
Hilltopper Comments: I realize my predictions were the most "pessimistic." Don't get me wrong, Marquette is a great team, and will do very well this year. They are roughly the same team from last year, with 3 great Sophomores who are now Juniors, plus Mo, plus Lazar getting better every minute.
But. The Big East will be better this year too. Road wins will be tougher to get, even with 9 chances. I knocked off one win for the troubling first half performance vs. NSU on Sunday. -- People say "it's early." Not as early as you'd think. -- This team has played 7 games now, 4 in Vancouver, 2 vs. KSU, plus NSU. Sure, MU turned it "on" in the 2nd half of NSU, but the slow start, missed layups, missed jumpers, missed FTs.. in the first half caught my attention. The team still has weak spots, and we're going to be frustrated from time to time. 22-8 is still a great BE record.