1. Marquette Basketball: Highs and Lows of Golden Eagles' Season Thus Far

    Marquette has certainly had its ups and downs through the season's first two months. Marquette entered this season as the favorite for the inaugural Big East, though its title contender status has been removed for the time being...

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  2. Marquette Basketball: 1 Pressing Concern for Each Golden Eagles Starter

    Buzz Williams and his Marquette Golden Eagles currently sit with a 10-7 record on the season, including a 2-2 mark in Big East play. Marquette next plays on Saturday afternoon against the Butler Bulldogs, a team without a league win to date...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 10 months ago 1,358 reads 0 comments

  3. Illinois Basketball: Biggest Games Remaining on Illini's Schedule

    John Groce and the 2013-14 Fighting Illini tipped off the season with an impressive 13-2 mark but have since dropped their last three ballgames and fallen outside the bubble in this year's 68-team March Madness field...

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  4. Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' 5 Keys to Winning the Big East

    Buzz Williams' Marquette basketball squad enters Big East play with an 8-5 record, tied for worst in the conference with the DePaul Blue Demons...

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  5. Illinois Basketball: The 5 Most Impressive Illini in 2013-14 so Far

    After knocking off Illinois-Chicago Saturday afternoon, Illinois finished its nonconference slate with an 11-2 record...

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  6. Big Ten Basketball: Complete Preview and Predictions Heading into B1G Season

    With the Big Ten basketball season tipping off on Tuesday afternoon, it's certainly time to take a look at how each team stacks up after playing their nonconference slates. Once again, the Big Ten appears to be the nation's premier conference...

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  7. Chicago Basketball: Buzzer-Beating Shot Lifts DePaul over Northwestern

    On Friday night, the DePaul Blue Demons made the short trek to Evanston to face "Chicago's Big Ten Team," the Northwestern Wildcats...

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  8. Big Ten Basketball: Analyzing Most Pleasant Surprises During Nonconference Play

    As the end of 2013 nears, so does college basketball's nonconference schedule. Big Ten play opens on New Year's Eve, as four matchups take place that afternoon and evening...

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  9. Analyzing Most Disappointing Players on Each Big Ten Team in Nonconference Play

    As the end of 2013 nears, so does college basketball's nonconference season. Big Ten play opens on New Year's Eve, as eight of the league's 12 members play their conference opener that day...

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  10. Marquette Basketball: Ranking the Best Golden Eagles from Buzz Williams Era

    Buzz Williams has been the head coach at Marquette for five-plus seasons after serving as Tom Crean 's assistant for one year prior to Crean's departure to Bloomington, Ind. Over his head coaching career at Marquette, Williams has compiled a 129-58 (...

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  11. Illinois Basketball: Illini' 5 Most Impressive Stats in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini have started off the 2013-14 campaign with a respectable, but not overly impressive, 9-2 record...

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  12. Big Ten Basketball: Observations from Saturday's Games

    On Saturday, Dec. 14, nine of the 12 Big Ten teams took the court. With the Ohio State-North Dakota State and Illinois-Oregon games still to be played, the Big Ten posted an unimpressive 3-4 record in the earlier matchups of the day...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 625 reads 0 comments

  13. Iowa Hawkeyes' Best Situational Lineups in 2013-14

    Fran McCaffery's Iowa Hawkeyes enter Friday night's rivalry game against undefeated Iowa State with their own impressive 10-1 record...

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  14. Illinois Basketball: Fighting Illini's Best Situational Lineups in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini only have 10 eligible scholarship players on this season's roster, as transfers Ahmad Starks , Darius Paul and Aaron Cosby all must sit out due to NCAA regulations...

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  15. Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' Best Situational Lineups in 2013-14

    Buzz Williams has always been a fan of playing deep benches since becoming head coach at Marquette. Williams doesn't necessarily start the five best players on the roster, but he'll ...

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  16. Illinois Basketball: Biggest Improvements Illini Have Made in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini had a major makeover following last season's round of 32 loss to Miami in the NCAA Tournament...

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  17. Big Ten Basketball Stars Who Played Prep Ball Together

    Illinois' Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate played their high school basketball together as teammates at Simeon in Chicago, though the two played second fiddle to Jabari Parker (Duke) and Steve Taylor Jr...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 4,063 reads 3 comments

  18. Wisconsin Badgers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Starting Lineups, Preview

    On Saturday Dec. 7th, the Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles will battle in Madison, Wis., an annual rivalry game between the two state of Wisconsin schools...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 3,245 reads 2 comments

  19. Big Ten-ACC Challenge Day Two Preview, Predictions

    Wednesday, Dec. 4 Maryland at Ohio State Time: 7 p.m. ET; TV: ESPN This time next season, Maryland will still be taking part in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, though on the opposite side of the draw...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 2,529 reads 5 comments

  20. Big Ten-ACC Challenge Previews and Predictions for Day 1

    Tuesday December 3rd (Predicted Winner in Bold) Illinois @ Georgia Tech 7:15 EST ESPN2 Illinois hopes to extend its challenge winning streak to five games, looking to beat the Yellow Jackets in back-to-back seasons...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 4,152 reads 8 comments

  21. Marquette Basketball: Stock Watch for Golden Eagles Starters

    Marquette, a consensus top-20 team in the college basketball preseason polls, has not gotten off to the hot start the team had hoped for in the 2013-14 season...

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  22. Marquette vs. San Diego State: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    San Diego State has won the Wooden Legacy, defeating Marquette by a score of 67-59. Only one Aztec scored in double figures on Sunday, that being guard Xavier Thames...

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  23. Illinois Basketball: Potential Trap Games for Illini in 2013-14

    Illinois has gotten off to a 7-0 start to the 2013-14 campaign, continuing its recent excellence in the month of November. Those seven wins didn't come easily, however, with two-point victories over both UNLV and IPFW coming last week...

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  24. Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' Biggest Goals for Nonconference Play

    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...

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  25. Illinois Basketball: 5 Adjustments Illini Should Make in 2013-14

    Illinois has gotten off to a 5-0 start during the 2013-14 season, with victories over Alabama State, Jacksonville State, Valparaiso, Bradley and Chicago State...

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