College basketball’s opening weekend is in the books, and the entire AP Top 25 emerged unscathed, but all those wins were not created equal. Some highly regarded squads lived up to the hype, but others have a lot of work to do after ugly starts.
One of the worst offenders in the latter category is Big East favorite Marquette. The Golden Eagles did come away with a home win over Southern, but Davante Gardner’s paltry three-rebound performance was just the beginning of the problems for Buzz Williams’ team.
Read on for more on Marquette’s slow start, along with evaluations of every season opener (excepting one no-show) for the AP’s ranked teams.