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Friday, February 18, 2011

Marquette Takes on Seton Hall in Must Win Game

Finally, Seton Hall has returned to Milwaukee. Wait, I'm mixing basketball up with the WWE.

Regardless, that's the lead in Rosiak's blog preview of the game. Go read it, because it's a terrific reminder of exactly how screwed up Seton Hall has been the last few seasons. At 11-15 (5-9), Seton Hall isn't exactly burning up the league, but at least there's far less drama with the program.

New coach Kevin Willard does have Seton Hall doing one thing particularly well. The Pirates are the #12 defense in D1. This is mostly on the strength of their three point defense (#23 overall), but their interior defense isn't bad either. Offensively, much like Marquette, SHU does a pretty good job of protecting the ball. However, in all other offensive categories, the Pirates are awful, and it all adds up to the #170 offense.

This is the final Saturday home game of the year, at 8 pm on a Saturday night. The home crowd, which is almost a sellout, should be properly juiced and ready to go. Marquette absolutely has to win to keep their NCAA chances alive.

The AD has their preview, plus here is the Media Availability of Crowder, Butler, and Buzz.

Finally, don't forget that tonight is Father Wild tribute night. All fans in attendance will receive a Father Wild bobblehead.

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