Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom were without a doubt the best duo in the Big East last season, but were also one of the top duos in the entire nation. Crowder was the Big East Player of the Year, while Johnson-Odom was also included on the First Team All-Big East.
Neither Crowder and Johnson-Odom are replaceable with just one player, but with other returning talent, a few newcomers, and Buzz Williams on the bench, this year's version of Marquette basketball can still replicate the success that the Golden Eagles had behind these two fantastic players.
Both players are now a part of NBA rosters and were the main reasons behind Marquette's second place finish in the Big East and Sweet 16 appearance during the 2011-12 season. However, don't be surprised to see the team formerly known as the Warriors have any less success in 2012-13 and here's why.