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With precision and poise, Marquette passed its test.
The Golden Eagles played their style of basketball, except for one part of the equation: the game wasn't close.
Marquette fans likely didn't know what to do with themselves as they watched their team hold a 19-point lead at the final media timeout. A barrage of late three-pointers from Miami probably let a bit of doubt creep into their minds because close games are all the Golden Eagles know.
But all Miami did late was make the final score not indicative of the thorough dominance Marquette displayed against the ACC's best team. It will go down as a 71-61 victory - the first game the Golden Eagles have played in decided by double-digits since Feb. 19 - but the game was never that close.
"It's fantastic," Marquette forward Jamil Wilson said. "It feels good not to have to worry about are you going to lose on a lastsecond shot or are you going to win on a lastsecond shot. To have a cushion like that.
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Although seeded a respectable 3, Marquette shocked the world last night when the handily defeated a Miami team many had going to the Final Four. A huge contributor to this Marquette run has been red shirt senior Chris Otule, who shared an interesting and slightly eye raising (no pun intended) fact after Thursday’s win…The center has a removable eye and as reported by USA Today...
Marquette University big man Chris Otule is known for his defensive presence and lane-opening ability, but his skill set is far more expansive than that.
Otule thinks of himself as a singer, with teammates such as Davante Gardner taking to Twitter to complain about the big man's propensity to belt out a note or two. "All this dude do is sing Frank Ocean and The Weeknd on...
Not exactly something you see everyday, but here is a photo of the Marquette Golden Eagles Chris Otule’s glass eye which he popped out for CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman Otule was born with only one fully developed eye and has had a fake one for his entire life: “I guess you could call it glaucoma,” Otule told said in an interview with the Journal-Sentinel. “I was born with one...
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.
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Chris Otule has played his entire life with only one eye, but that has not held him, or his Marquette Golden Eagles, back one bit.
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THE MODERATOR: We have Marquette with us, head Coach Buzz Williams, Chris Otule, Trent Lockett, Juan Anderson, Junior Cadougan and Vander Blue. We will have an opening statement from Coach. COACH WILLIAMS: Excited to be here, thankful to be here. Much respect to Coach Jim Boeheim and their team. Glad to be representing the Big East with Coach Boeheim.
In the first two rounds the Marquette Golden Eagles were in close, hard fought games that really could have gone a different way had a play or two not worked out in their favor. Maybe it was luck that got them past the first two rounds. Did they really deserve to be in the Sweet 16?
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From boot camp to Elite Eight, Buzz Williams cajoled and prodded his Marquette players to a level he had never reached before as a coach. All the pointing and pleading in the world from the energetic Williams couldn't help when the Golden Eagles finally hit the wall, otherwise known as Syracuse's 2-3 zone.
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