Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Marquette Welcomes Itself to the Big East

Opening conference play, in a new conference, against the #2 team in the nation might faze some undersized, underdog teams. Especially those who are led by a freshman guard. Not so for the Marquette Golden Eagles, who took the lead with 10 minutes left in the half, holding UConn scoreless for a 4 minute stretch on the way to a 39-33 halftime lead.

Not only should Marquette not be leading this game, they shouldn't even be in it. Stellar outside shooting from Steve Novak and an ability to keep up with UConn's fast pace have allowed Marquette to take a six point lead into half.

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