Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/25/12
This may not come as real good news for the rest of the Big East Conference, but Marquette University senior forward Jae Crowder is feeling pretty good about himself as a basketball player these days. And for good reason. Crowder is having an outstanding season as he has been a steady and reliable player on the court and, along with fellow senior Darius Johnson-Odom, has provided the Golden Eagles with some valuable veteran leadership off the court. "I feel comfortable," said Crowder. "I feel great physically and mentally. I'm prepared for every game. I feel great. I'm very happy." After defeating Louisville at home and Providence on the road last week, Crowder and the Golden Eagles moved up in both of the national polls. In the AP poll, the Golden Eagles jumped from No. 21 to No. 17, while in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, Marquette moved from No. 22 to No. 18. Marquette (16-4, 5-2 Big East) will take a four-game winning streak into Tuesday night's game against South Florida...
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