Here's a quick look back at the week that was for the Marquette Warriors who now stand at 14-9 overall and 5-5 in the Big East. With eight regular season games left MU still has a puncher's chance at an NCAA bid though the lack of a quality road win remains an albatross for this bunch. The Warriors are off through next week when they travel to USF on Wednesday, February 9 followed by a trip to Georgetown on Sunday, February 13.
Let's look back on the week that was:
-- MU started the week with a National Marquette Day victory over Syracuse.
-- John Pudner noted that MU's three wins over top-25 RPI teams strengthened MU's NCAA chances while we also noted that the fun with bracketology is just beginning.
-- Dr. Blackheart joined us again for a post about pace and the rest of the schedule -- and rightly figuring that the way teams could continue to break down MU was to manage the pace better. This is something we'll look into again down the line.
-- DJO's fine performances in Big East play deserved attention -- this guy was quite a find by Buzz.
-- The MUTV Sports team rocked it out once again.
-- Heading into Villanova, Pudner figured it would take one of MU's best performances to-date in order to win. I was not confident of a victory but expected a close game. Ultimately Pudner was right, MU didn't play at a high level and fell 75-70 to Villanova.
Additional updates of note:
- Buzz Williams is aggressively recruiting for 2011 roster help through the winter. Todd Mayo, the younger brother of O.J. Mayo, is considering Marquette among a host of other schools. Details on Mayo and his recruitment are here.
- 2012 stud and local product J.P. Tokoto talks about recruiting, Marquette and Buzz Williams with Fox Sports.
- Buzz is also active with 2012 kids including 6'10" A.J. Hammons.
- 2011 signee Juan Anderson is featured in this article and video. Check it out.
- When in doubt MU should wear white jerseys. The team is 42-3 in the classic whites since the 2007-2008 season.
- Marquette graduate Steve Novak is looking for a fresh start in the NBA Development League.
- Marquette graduate Wesley Matthews was selected to play in the upcoming NBA Rookie/Sophomore Challenge Game during the NBA All-Star Weekend.