The Marquette Golden Eagles had a tremendous season, entering tonight's game at 27-7. Marquette was looking to become the third Big East team to reach the Elite Eight on the night.
Unfortunately for Buzz Williams and his troops, it was not to be. Marquette just couldn't seem to get into any type of flow or rhythm offensively and ultimately wasted a fine defensive performance.
With both No. 1 seed Michigan State and No. 2 seed Missouri sent packing already, the Golden Eagles only had to go through conference foe Louisville to reach the national semifinal.
Marquette can only dream about what could have been as they head home until next fall. Here are the key reasons for the early departure after a 68-58 loss to No. 7 seed Florida.