"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giving thanks for an offense that looked competent and some potentially corner turning performances

First, happy early Thanksgiving to everyone out there that listens to this podcast, it's one of the things we're thankful for here at Scrambled Eggs. Second, we're going to discuss the surprising (to us anyway) results of the Arizona State game. Did Derrick Wilson turn a corner? Do we have better clarity at the 2 guard? Does this game mean any more in a good way than the Ohio State game meant in a bad way? Most importantly, where do we see this taking the team in the next week as they play in the Wooden Classic. Join us on this audio adventure as you prepare your Thankgiving activities and Ring out Ahoya! Download this episode (right click and save)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ummm, yeah, that was....unpleasant

If you are a Marquette fan you are well aware of what happened yesterday and are probably grossed out by it. As a Marquette fan, you are also probably sitting in one of two camps, that was a disaster and this team is going to be terrible, or that was a disaster and let's see a couple of more weeks before we hit the panic button. Either way it was a disaster and we at Scrambled Eggs break it down as that is our job. Well, not really job because we don't get paid, but we like to pretend. We discussed all aspects of the game, what it means, who's to blame, and where do we go from here. Just to cleanse the pallet, we discuss the positive news on the recruiting trail. So buckle up and give it a listen. Trust us, we can't be nearly as listening to our podcasting as it was watching that game. Download this episode (right click and save)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Third longest home winning streak in MU history ended today. Time to start a new one

A good run, unfortunately ended today to Ohio State

81 games  1967 to 1973  Coach Al McGuire
28 games  2001 to 2003  Coach Tom Crean
27 games 2012 to 2013 Coach Brent Buzz Williams
24 games  1977 to 1979  Coaches Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds
23 games  1958 to 1960  Coach Eddie Hickey
22 games  1974 to 1976  Coach Al McGuire
20 games  1995 to 1996  Mike Deane

My eyes....my eyes. MU winning streak over, sets new record for futility on offense set in 1948

That was difficult to watch.  In the span of about 2 hours, the longest home winning streak (27 games) in the nation came crashing down in thumping fashion as the Warriors managed to only score 35 total points while losing to Ohio State 52-35.

The game was actually tied at the half at 19-19, before Ohio State asserted themselves with a balance of inside and outside scoring.  For the Warriors, guard play and terrible shooting was their nemesis all game long.  MU finished shooting just 5.6% from beyond the arc on 1 of 18 shooting.  For the game, MU shot under 20%.

MU's point guard play needs significant improvement if they plan to win the Big East conference as the experts have predicted.  Only one assist from Derrick Wilson.   As a team, twenty turnovers to only four assists is a recipe for disaster.

The 35 points scored at home was a record low during the shot clock era for Marquette.  The only performance that rivaled it was last year's NCAA loss to Syracuse when MU managed to score 38, but that was on a neutral court site.   The last time MU scored fewer than 36 points at home was in 1948 when MU lost at home to Wisconsin and managed only  34 points..

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Finally we get to watch some basketball instead of just talking about it

You're looking live at Marquette basketball in the Bradley Center! (all credit to Mr. Musburger) The Scrambled Eggs crew is very excited to finally see some actual basketball played. We touch on the opening two games, Southern and Grambling, what we want to see and what we expect. Based on the opponent quality we move pretty quickly to predictions on the season and the roster. We discuss starting line-up, especially given an article written by the beat report of the local paper of record(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). We then make some predictions on the players themselves, where one of us may or may not go off the reservation a little bit. We close out on the whereabouts of former Marquette players. Buckle in, the season is on the way. Download this episode (right click and save)