Marquette had what most would call a surprising season. After being a preseason coaches' pick to finish seventh in the powerful Big East, the Golden Eagles stunned the conference with a 14-4 league record and a share of the regular-season title.
Next up for No. 15 and third-seeded Marquette (23-8) is a matchup Thursday night against No. 14 seed Davidson (26-7) in the East regional of the NCAA tournament in Lexington, Ky.
The Golden Eagles made the NCAAs after navigating a tough Big East and nonconference schedule. Marquette won 14 games in the conference for the second straight year - giving the Golden Eagles a Big East-best 28 wins the last two seasons - and shared the league crown with Louisville and Georgetown before losing to No. 23 Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the league tournament.
''I think sometimes people lose touch with how hard it is to get to the NCAA tournament,'' coach Buzz Williams said Tuesday. ''I am thankful because it is my 10t...