The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.
Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.
It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vander Blue scored 19 points to lead No. 18 Marquette to a 79-69 victory over No. 16 Pittsburgh on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — You know, after the butt-tuning that occurred in our nation’s capital five days ago, I was sorely tempted to proclaim that Pitt is back. Then, Saturday happened.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Vander Blue scored 22 points and Marquette overcame a dramatic game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation by Pittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson to win 74-67 in overtime on Saturday and remain unbeaten in the Big East.
The Pitt hoops reporter discusses Saturday afternoon’s game at Marquette, which is yet another must-win situation for the Panthers.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Pitt coach Jamie Dixon, Brad Wanamaker, Gary McGhee and Gibbs spoke with the media after the game. Here’s what they had to say…
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — No. 5 Pitt stayed perfect in Big East play Saturday, beating Marquette 89-81 at the Petersen Events Center.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Join me in a live blog as No. 5 Pitt takes on Marquette at the Petersen Events Center.