MILWAUKEE Six games have taught Buzz Williams that his Marquette squad can be awfully good defensively.
In fact, he sees signs that this team could be as good defensively as any of his previous four teams during his tenure at the school.
"I've been pleased with what we've done defensively through these six games," Williams said. "If you look at the numbers, it is probably as good as it's ever been through six games during our five years here."
A casual glance at the box score of the Golden Eagles 79-46 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County Monday night showed a really efficient offense. Marquette assisted on a staggering 28 of 31 made field goals and shot 71.4 percent in the second half.
But it all started on the defensive end. After the Retrievers led 31-30 early in the second half, three steals and a blocked shot sparked a stretch where Marquette made 10 straight field goals. That led to a 32-5 run and the rest was history.
"I think when we are good defensively, our offensi...