Marquette basketball expectations are through the roof following an Elite appearance in 2013 before bowing out to former Big East foe, Syracuse. Despite losing three starting backcourt members, the Golden Eagles should be just as good in 2013-14.
Buzz Williams has once again compiled a nonconference schedule that will challenge the Golden Eagles for a slate in the new Big East Conference. Those some names in this Big East will be familiar to MU fans. They will now face Creighton, Xavier and Butler twice per conference season.
Marquette's nonconference schedule offers a little bit of everything and there will be plenty of opportunities to boost their RPI and strength of schedule. Marquette also hopes to continue their lengthy home winning streak, though it won't be easy.