If you told Buzz Williams prior to the season that his Golden Eagles squad would be tied for first place at the midway point in the Big East Conference slate, Williams would have taken it in a heartbeat. Marquette has started 7-2 in league play, with the pair of losses coming on the road at Cincinnati (overtime) and Louisville.
Heading into Wednesday night, the top nine teams in the Big East were within 1.5 games of each other in the standings, leaving little room for bad losses, which Marquette has avoided since a loss to Green Bay in nonconference.
Marquette has been tough to beat in Milwaukee, with their last home loss occurring in December 2011 against Vanderbilt. If they can keep that up and win their home remaining home games: DePaul, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame, they give themselves a great shot at receiving a double-bye in the Big East Tournament.
Here's a look at each of the 10 rotation players, as well as the three players not seeing normal minutes, and how they have played during the first half of the 2012-13 season. While there is still room to improve, I believe both Williams and the Marquette faithful must be happy with what they've seen recently from this squad.