Needing to secure at least four more victories to make the NCAA tournament, Marquette failed to step up against Pitt, falling 58-51 last night. The big killer in this game was the shooting percentages, where Pitt had an effective field goal percentage of 59.5% and Marquette's was 39.2%. Both of those were way out of line, and it led to Marquette's second worse offensive outing of the year (FSU). The planned Gold Out looked pretty weak too, except for the student section.
I'm really just not in the mood to write anything clever or interesting (not like that's new), so here are some recaps from around the web.
- Rosiak's initial blog recap
- Rosiak's more detailed blog recap
- The official Rosiak Story
- Mike Hunt stops playing Mad-Eye Moody long enough to add his commentary
Marquette must now regroup for a three game road trip that takes the team to Cincy, St. Johns, and then Seton Hall. Honestly, we feel as though Marquette needs to win two of these three games, and then the games against Louisville and ND to avoid having to make a run in the BET. The game against Cincy will be 1:00 on Sunday.