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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Butler Coach Chris Holtmann Press Conference at Marquette




Butler coach Chris Holtmann addressed the media after defeating Marquette 72-68 in overtime.

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftfQUuBlBLw

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Five Things To Take Away From Butler's 72-68 Overtime Win Against Marquette




Here are five things to take away from Butler's 72-68 win over Marquette in overtime:

1) Andrew Chrabascz's Career-High 30 Points:

Andrew Chrabascz came into Saturday's game averaging 10.0 points, but when needed the most, Chrabascz would step up in a big way with a career-high 30 on 11-of-17 from the field.

Butler coach Chris Holtmann echoed that sentiment.

"Andrew can be a mismatch and we felt like he was pretty good in situations like that in space," Holtmann said.

Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski gave credit to Chrabascz despite the loss.

"He's very skilled and has great poise and had a whale of a game," Wojciechowski said. "He put Butler on their back."

2) Rebounds:

Butler (16-6 Overall, 6-3 Big East) dominated on the boards with 47 compared to Marquette's 33. Holtmann– riding of the emotions of the win, gave his team credit for staying consistent throughout the game.

"It's who we are," Holtmann said. "We try to hide our weaknesses sometimes and for Kameron [Woods] to lead the way and get us 18 rebounds, it was big."

3) Matt Carlino and Duane Wilson's Efforts Not Enough:

Despite Carlino and Wilson scoring 18 each, it would not be enough for Marquette (10-11 Overall, 2-7 Big East). Center Luke Fischer mentioned Wilson's effort, but knows everything must start coming together soon.

"The fight we had and we have to take that away," Fischer said. "Duane has had a heck of a year and we need him to score and he can."

4) Jones Silenced:

Roosevelt Jones' struggles from the field with two points morphed into an afterthought after picking up the win.

"We got Roosevelt Jones in there. he's 1-for-12 and is the happiest guy in the locker room," Holzmann said. "To me, that says everything you can say about the mindset and purpose of this team."

"I love Roosevelt's game and he overpowers most players and Derrick Wilson is not an easy player to [go up against]," Wojciechowski said.

5) Marquette's Losing Streak Extends To Five:

Marquette has lost five straight games for the first time since losing seven in a row in the 1990-91 season.

Wojciechowski admitted that the effort is there, but was not enough.

"I thought my kids fought like crazy and we have to combine that with execution for 40 minutes," Wojciechowski said.

Looking Ahead:

Butler will host St. John's on Feb. 3, while Marquette will look to snap its five-game losing streak on Feb. 4 when it travels to Philadelphia, Pa., to face No. 7 Villanova.

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Live Screenshot Thread Recap: No. 25 Butler 72, Marquette 68

                                                          Photo Credit: Getty Images
                    

Welcome back again my friends, this is Geno Green and I will be your social media guide to some of the live tweets from today's No. 25 Butler/Marquette match-up at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc.









Friday, January 30, 2015

Five Things You Need To Know About The BIG EAST: Weekend Edition

                                               Photo Credit: gomarquette.com


Here are five things you need to know about this weekend's upcoming games in the BIG EAST:

1) Redstormsports.com previews St. John's tilt with Providence at Madison Square Garden tomorrow.

2) The Villanovan discusses No. 7 Villanova's trip to DePaul.

3) Fox Sports 1 Analyst Tarik Turner is featured on today's This Week In The BIG EAST Radio Show.

4) Reigning conference player of the week LaDontae Henton is featured in this week's BIG EAST Off The Court.

5) Fresh off a loss to unranked Xavier, Georgetown looks to bounce back on the road against Creighton.


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Five Things You Need To Know About The BIG EAST For 1-29-15



Here are five things you need to know about the BIG EAST for Thursday:

1) The Providence Journal has a quick recap of Providence's 83-72 win over DePaul Thursday.

2) SB Nation's VU Hoops blog has Thursday's highlights from Villanova coach Jay Wright's BIG EAST Teleconference.

3) Nick McGill of The Xavier Newswire writes about Xavier's new deal with Nike that covers all 18 sports.

4) The Butler Collegian previews Saturday's tilt between No. 25 Butler and Marquette.

5) BIGEAST.com has a beautiful piece on Creighton senior guard Austin Chatman.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Five Things You Need To Know About The BIG EAST For 1-28-15



Here are five things you need to know about the BIG EAST for Wednesday:

1) Providence's home game against DePaul has officially been rescheduled for 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT tomorrow on Fox Sports 1.

2) In case you missed it, Cincinnati.com recapped Xavier's regular-season sweep of No. 21 Georgetown from last night.

3) Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel previews tonight's Seton Hall/Marquette contest.

4) Despite starting conference play at 0-8, Creighton still believes it has a lot to play for.

5) If you're curious to know how members of the AP Poll voted for Villanova, SB Nation's VU Hoops has you covered.


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CSO Podcast- Craig Belhumeur






On this week's CSO Podcast, Craig Belhumeur stops by to chat Providence and BIG EAST Hoops. Also, we throw a little blizzard into the conversation.

Link:

https://soundcloud.com/cso-podcast/belhumeur

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Genotology (1-26-15)



Welcome to another edition of Genotology and as expected, you will see a lot of changes to my bracket this week, so enjoy and feel free to comment.

KEY: > UP    < DOWN  * NEW ENTRY INTO THE FIELD


SOUTH (HOUSTON)


 
 WEST (LOS ANGELES)


 EAST (SYRACUSE)

 MIDWEST (CLEVELAND)





Conference Breakdown:

ACC: 7

Big 12: 7

Big East: 7

Big Ten: 6

Pac-12: 3

SEC: 3

A-10: 3

AAC: 3

MW: 3

MVC: 2

Ivy League: 2


LAST FOUR IN:

Iowa


Colorado State


George Washington


St. John's


FIRST FOUR OUT:


UConn

Davidson

Michigan

Syracuse


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Genotology's Pilot Bracket



Welcome to the first edition of Genotology, created by yours truly as a way to predict the 68-team NCAA Tournament field on a weekly basis.

The plan is to have a new Genotology once a week— primarily on Mondays until February, when it will go twice a week.

Enough of me talking, here are my first projections for the NCAA Tournament:

NOTE: The corresponding city is next to its respective matchup.

                                      SOUTH (HOUSTON)



                                                      WEST (LOS ANGELES)

                       
                                                          EAST (SYRACUSE)                                        


MIDWEST (CLEVELAND)


Conference Breakdown:

ACC: 8
Big 12: 8
Big East: 7
Big Ten: 6
Pac-12: 3
SEC: 3
A-10: 3
AAC: 3
C-USA: 2
MW: 2
MV: 2

LAST FOUR IN:

Syracuse
Kansas State
Miami (FL)
George Washington

FIRST FOUR OUT:
LSU
UConn
BYU
Tennessee

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Monday, January 19, 2015

DePaul Guard Myke Henry Press Conference vs. St. John's



After scoring 19 in DePaul's 71-67 win over St. John's on Sunday, Myke Henry addressed the media.

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRRaO0kbuk8

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Oliver Purnell Press Conference vs. St. John's



After defeating the St. John's Red Storm 71-67 in overtime on Sunday, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell addressed the media.

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCPWvpMW550

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Steve Lavin Press Conference at DePaul



After losing to DePaul 71-67 in overtime on Sunday, St. John's coach Steve Lavin addressed the media.

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVujD1f69LM

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Live Screenshot Thread Recap: DePaul 71, St. John's 67 (OT)

Welcome again as I will be your tour guide for today's BIG EAST game between St. John's and DePaul at the Allstate Arena.