Game after game you wait for them to fall. You wait for the Marquette Golden Eagles to get a little too confident and cocky, and then blow it against a less superior team. However, it hasn't happened and unless this column proves to be the jinx I'm not sure it will happen.
Marquette may be what I like to call "trap game proof". They don't seem to look past anybody, no matter how bad their opponent may be.
One might think that their upcoming game at South Florida has potential letdown written all over it, but I expect it to be another easy victory.
Easy victory was the name of the game on Tuesday night as Marquette traveled down to Rosemont to knock off DePaul 76-61. The usual suspects topped the box score again as Jerel McNeal lead with 26 points, Wesley Matthews had 20, and Dominic James had 15.
It's the 12th straight victory for MU who now improves to 9-0 in the Big East. Walsh made the trip down last night, and he has some random observations.
Hopefully, they can keep this streak going and keep getting the wins when they are easy to come by. As things are going to only get harder from here.
Their last four conference games are against teams in the Top 25 three of whom are in the Top Ten. They'll also be tested next week Tuesday as they travel to Villanova who is currently ranked No. 16.