Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 3/27/13
Miami faces several major challenges moving forward in the NCAA tournament. First, Friday night's opponent in Washington, D.C., is the No. 3 seed in the East Region, Marquette. The Golden Eagles are well coached, physical and have proven they can beat top teams such as Wisconsin, Georgetown, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. Marquette (25-8) is an experienced team, as its top five scorers are either juniors or seniors; and this is the program's fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament under Buzz Williams. The Eagles have won seven tourney games in that span, too. "Theyre a good team," Miami senior forward Kenny Kadji said. "Theyre a Big East team. Theyre bigger than their guards and they are all great players. It's a Big East team from a big-time conference." Marquette's NCAA experiences are a stark contrast to Miami's resume. This season is it for the 2-seeded Hurricanes (29-6). The same span of their history is filled with NIT appearances at best, and even though the ...
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