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Buzz Williams and Junior Cadougan Sing at Marquette Madness: Who Was Worse?

Buzz Williams serenading Juan Anderson in front of thousands at the Al McGuire Center on Friday night. (Photo from Marquette Athletics' Official Website)
Buzz Williams serenading Juan Anderson in front of thousands at the Al McGuire Center on Friday night. (Photo from Marquette Athletics' Official Website)
Christopher ChavezAnalyst IIOctober 16, 2011

On Friday night, the Al McGuire Center was packed with Marquette students and alumni for their annual Marquette Midnight Madness. Among the night's festivities was a scrimmage that included the current Golden Eagles squad with some of the school's most recent alums in the NBA. Jimmy Butler, Lazar Hayward, Wesley Matthews, Steve Novak and a surprise guest appearance by Dwayne Wade rocked the house.

Before the scrimmage, the best face-off was between Junior Cadougan and Coach Buzz Williams in a karaoke contest to see who is the better or the two terrible singers.

Junior Cadougan was featured on ESPN after he attempted to sing Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" and it wasn't because he nailed it. In fact, it was the opposite, as some of his teammates were on hand while the filming was taking place and they couldn't hold back laughter. 

Buzz Williams is a Youtube hit after "walking it out" after a dunk by Darius Johnson-Odom. In some post-game or half-time interviews, he can barely speak from yelling so much during games. He should learn to preserve those vocal chords, because it must have taken an impact on his singing. 

A week before Marquette Madness, a video was published to announce a "battle of epic proportions" between Cadougan and Williams. In the video, Williams can be heard singing "Ain't No Stopping Us" and several other tunes. His songs at least could be distinguished. But how would he perform on the big stage in front of thousands of students?

At Madness, Cadougan sang Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer" and used some of his teammates to his advantage by having them come and dance along as he sang. No auto-tune was used and he was the same Cadougan that was displayed in the ESPN video.

Williams countered by asking to bring out fans from the crowd born in 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999 to sing "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. While bringing people out of the crowd he commented how he was already getting votes to beat Cadougan. A crowd gathered behind the coach and he belted out the song in his typical raspy singing voice. Points definitely were earned by Williams for pulling off an all-white jumpsuit and then breaking out his dance moves. 

The people in attendance at the Al McGuire Center and those watching on the Internet live-stream provided by Marquette's MUTV were allowed to vote for the winner at Madness, but it is time to open it up to the general public and readers here. 

Watch the following video from Marquette Madness and tell us who you think was the worse singer from Friday night in the comments section below.

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