Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/16/11
Marquette had to make some extreme adjustments in its last game following a spate of injuries. After a long layoff, the 11th-ranked Golden Eagles get some of their frontcourt depth back Saturday when they host Northern Colorado while trying to remain unbeaten. Coach Buzz Williams saw starting center Chris Otule go down with a knee injury in the early minutes of Marquette's 79-77 victory over Washington on Dec. 6. In practices later that week, freshman forward Juan Anderson hurt his shoulder and junior swingman Jamil Wilson sprained his ankle, leaving the Golden Eagles (9-0) with eight available players for their 79-61 victory last Saturday over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Jae Crowder had 21 points, and Marquette forced 25 turnovers that led to 34 points despite players taking on new roles. "We were just out of sync at times, but I thought our guys were trying to hang in there and trying to get back in a groove," Williams said. "At times we did. At times we didn't." While there is no t...
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