Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' Biggest Goals for Nonconference Play

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Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' Biggest Goals for Nonconference Play
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After a 3-1 start at home to begin the 2013-14 campaign, Buzz Williams' Marquette Golden Eagles will face a new test—playing four of their next six games on the road or at neutral locations. Marquette nation's longest home winning streak was snapped by the Ohio State on Nov. 16, though they'll face another Big Ten foe in Wisconsin less than two weeks from now.

They will also face challenges with Arizona State and a matchup against the No. 19 team in the country in the New Mexico Lobos. The Golden Eagles will also be tested next month, lining up against new Big East rival Creighton.

As shown in the 52-35 loss to Thad Matta's Buckeyes, Marquette has plenty of room to improve. This is not the team we saw make a run to the Elite Eight last March, though there's no doubt Williams will have this team ready to make another late season push when the time comes. Before Big East play kicks off on New Year's Eve, when MU plays Creighton in Omaha, Neb., the Eagles need to improve in several areas.

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