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    NBC Sports Top 25 Countdown: No. 25 Marquette

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    Marquette is going to be one of those teams that can beat anyone.
    They will have nights where they score 100 points. Markus Howard may not go for 52 points in a game against this season, but I would not be surprised to see him crack 40 multiple times. When they get hot they are going to be very difficult to beat.
    The issue is going to be on the defensive end of the floor. Can they get enough stops that they will still win some games when they go 8-for-30 from three instead of 14-for-30? In theory, I think they can, but that is going to depend on the health of the Hausers, the impact that Chartouny and Morrow make defensively and how Howard adjusts to being the marked man in the Big East.
    They should be a tournament team. But would anyone be surprised if they finished outside the top 100 defensively in a return trip to the NIT?
    "He's a little bit ball-dominant, he needs to have the ball in his hands, and he's not a good shooter." Ball-dominant isn't that a nice way of calling someone a ball hog? Where is my Jay Bilas Thesaurus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskie View Post
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    Marquette is going to be one of those teams that can beat anyone.
    They will have nights where they score 100 points. Markus Howard may not go for 52 points in a game against this season, but I would not be surprised to see him crack 40 multiple times. When they get hot they are going to be very difficult to beat.
    The issue is going to be on the defensive end of the floor. Can they get enough stops that they will still win some games when they go 8-for-30 from three instead of 14-for-30? In theory, I think they can, but that is going to depend on the health of the Hausers, the impact that Chartouny and Morrow make defensively and how Howard adjusts to being the marked man in the Big East.
    They should be a tournament team. But would anyone be surprised if they finished outside the top 100 defensively in a return trip to the NIT?
    If they don't make the tourney this year, Wojo has to be gone. He has consistently underachieved with the talent he has had, and if he can't do it with this group, it makes zero sense to keep him.

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    Agree with the talent they have on the roster and the new building... I think they would be hardpressed to keep him.
    "He's a little bit ball-dominant, he needs to have the ball in his hands, and he's not a good shooter." Ball-dominant isn't that a nice way of calling someone a ball hog? Where is my Jay Bilas Thesaurus?

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    Not sure I agree he would be fired. Some schools just have trouble attracting talent. I'd argue that they've had some great players, but not really a complete squad yet. I think he's been a positive coaching presence there overall and they'd be wise to not change things up again as it's been gradually more competitive as he's gained experience.

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    With that glowing report and then just in the top 25 seems a bit of a disconnect.
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