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.
By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 24 points and Bria Hartley added 20 to lead No. 3 Connecticut to a 94-37 rout of Marquette on Tuesday night. Mosqueda-Lewis hit […]
UConn executed its game plan early and perfectly. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 17 of her 24 points in the first half while
Stefanie Dolson added 14 of her 20 before intermission to help third-ranked UConn cruise to an 85-51 win over Marquette on Saturday.
Junior Cadougan scored 18 points — including a buzzer-beating, tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation — to lead Marquette to a 82-76 overtime win over Connecticut Tuesday night in the Big East Conference opener for both teams.
The Big East –a proud league built on basketball moments like the 1985 Villanova Wildcats stunning conference rival Georgetown in the national championship game –will soon become extinct, even if the name lives on in some unrecognizable form.