Found March 27, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
It's a question that's almost always asked of a college coach before a game against a team the school doesn't usually play. Who does your opponent most compare to? When Marquette head coach Buzz Williams was asked the question Tuesday, he took a few seconds to think. Stumped, he had to compare Miami to two schools the Golden Eagles have lost to this season. Williams sees the Hurricanes as a combination of Florida and Louisville. That means Marquette is in for quite the challenge when it faces Miami at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. "If you believe it, Miami sets more ball screens than Florida," Williams said. "That's hard to do." "I think it's incredible what they've accomplished in the time that they've been there. I think Coach Larranaga has given credit to Frank Haith for the players that were there when he took the job, but I think how he's managed and coached (has been great)." Guarding bal...

U Kidding? Larranaga Claims Larkin Was Sick, Was the Cause of the Hurricanes Loss

By Josh Adams Managing Editor Shane Larkin was ill the day of the Sweet 16/ In a stunning revelation in the press conference following his Miami Hurricanes loss to Marquette in the Sweet 16, Miami Coach Jim Larranaga admitted that his star guard, Shane Larkin was "sick and vomiting, and didn't eat anything until 3PM today." Larranaga also admitted...

Marquette vaniquishes Miami 71-61 to advance to the elite 8

WASHINGTON, March 28 — The Miami Hurricanes were billed as a veteran group that would be able to use their poise to overcome Marquette’s aggressive interior game. On Thursday, it was Marquette’s Jamil Wilson and his squad that were ready to seize the moment to advance one step closer to the Final Four. Please click here to read this story. The post Marquette vaniquishes...

Sweet 16: East Bracket Breakdown

The East is the only bracket where all top 4 seed remain. Check out my breakdown below. Top 5 Players 1.Shane Larkin (Miami)- With the Canes down late to Illinois, Larkin hit a clutch three and then he lead Miami to victory down the stretch. 2. Cody Zeller (Indiana)- He is the best running big man in the country, look for him to have a big game in finding holes in the Syracuse zone...

Thursday’s Picks

As the tournament starts up again Thursday night, what to expect? Things should certainly tighten up. For a potential minor upset, we might take Marquette over Miami. This is partly because Miami is missing Reggie Johnson, although at this point, he’s not a huge problem. His role is much smaller now than it was last year. What we like about Marquette is that they just have the...

The Madness Continues: Sweet 16 Style

Just when you thought you had your bracket won, more madness came along to mess with our minds. #3 Marquette 71 vs. #2 Miami 61 Out of the gate Miami looked sluggish and Marquette looked as on point as can be. The Golden Eagles opened the game up 17-7, and did not look back from there. Reports that Miami point guard Shane Larkin had been up all night because of sickness ended up...

Facts and Stats for the Sweet 16

Here are some unique stats and facts for the Sweet 16. -Ohio State has been to 4 straight Sweet 16’s the longest streak in the country. -In their first two games Arizona has made 55 % of their shots in the half court, that is best of any team left. -Deshaun Thomas has made 55% of his shots outside the paint. -LaSalle has 3 wins in this NCAA tournament that is more wins than the...

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/29 with Game Sim Predictions

That wasn't how things were supposed to end for the ACC champion Miami Hurricanes.  They're margin for error got a little smaller without Reggie Johnson, but Johnson's abilities weren't why they lost to Marquette.  As Shane Larkin said, they "just couldn't hit anything."  Miami's effective field goal percentage was just 43, and Miami allowed...

Ranking the Sweet 16 team's chances at a national title

With Gonzaga, Georgetown, and New Mexico out among others let’s rank the remaining teams chances of winning the national title. Now how I rank them won’t solely be based on who the best team, but also on potential matchups and easiest path, especially in the regionals where the games are already set. Here we go… 1. Indiana The Hoosiers could have some problems with the Syracuse’s mat...
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