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Inside Marquette Basketball - Season Finale

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The final edition of Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams is now airing on Sports32 and is exclusively available online at GoMarquette.com.


Catching up with Rob Frozena

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Before he graduated last May, Rob Frozena became famous to Marquette basketball fans for his limited playing action in the waning moments of blowouts, which prompted the student section to chant his name. He still gets some of the loudest cheers at games when he shows up on the Jumbotron as a spectator. [Full Story]

After watching BYU rally to beat Iona last night, the Marquette University men's basketball team learned their next opponent and was ready to begin preparations for Thursday's second round NCAA Championship game in Louisville

Following breakfast, the Golden Eagles departed the team hotel for Cardinal Arena, on the campus of the University of Louisville, for a short, one-hour practice that covered some of the game plan for BYU, which was already in place.

MU then headed to the KFC Yum! Center for today's media obligations where they received a box lunch in the locker room to help replenish their energy.

Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom, along with Coach Buzz, attended a scheduled press conference at the arena which started at 1:35 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, the locker room was open to members of the media to interview players who were not at the press conference.

Afterward, the team practiced for about 40 minutes in front of NCAA tournament fans, as is mandatory. It's usually pretty low-key, but a good chance for the local basketball fans, and others who have traveled in, to get to see all of the teams, take pictures and get autographs.

Tonight the team will relax at the hotel and watch more game film on BYU. March Madness is here. Now, it's win or go home.


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The Marquette University men's basketball travel party of nearly 200 people safely arrived in Louisville Tuesday afternoon, touching down shortly after 5 p.m. ET. [Photo Gallery]

The MU players and coaches were joined by University administrators, family members, the pep band and cheerleaders.

After getting organized in the team headquarters, the team will eat dinner prior to a film session and the 9 p.m. ET opening tip for the BYU/Iona game.  This year's hotel features truTV, an appreciated bonus for the coaching staff as it tries to keep up with tournament action across the country.

Wednesday's schedule includes practice at Louisville's Cardinal Arena, the official NCAA open practice and media sessions with head coach Buzz Williams and seniors Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom.

Download Cover Photos for your Facebook Timeline

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To download photos, simply click any of the thumbnails below. When the full image appears in a new window, right click and select "save image as.


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NCAA Tournament Watch: March 11 - Final Update

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With just a few hours until the NCAA Tournament selection show (5 p.m. CT on CBS), here is a final look at Bracketology projections.

Andy Glockner, SI.com
3-seed vs. Loyola (MD) in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with Creighton/Xavier.

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
3-seed vs. New Mexico State in Nashville, potential 3rd Round match-up with New Mexico/California.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
3-seed vs. Davidson in Nashville, potential 3rd Round match-up with St. Mary's/Southern Miss.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 60 different tournament projections: 3-seed

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Sports32 Inside Marquette Basketball NCAA Special

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Sports32 will once again produce its special NCAA selection special this week, which allows for bonus air times this week in advance of the tournament.  Interviews with head coach Buzz Williams and selected players will be conducted immediately after the bracket is announced.

Monday, 3/12 - 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Tuesday, 3/13 - 11 a.m., 5 p.m., & 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 3/14 - 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m., & 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, 3/15 - 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m.

NCAA Tournament Watch: March 9

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Preeminent Bracketologists have Marquette dancing as a 3-seed in the Midwest (St. Louis) Region.

Despite last night's loss to Louisville, Marquette is still on the 3-line for the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports.

Andy Glockner, SI.com
3-seed vs. Loyola (MD) in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with Florida/Texas.

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
3-seed vs. Belmont in Louisville, potential 3rd Round match-up with Murray State/VCU.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
3-seed vs. Belmont in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with New Mexico/Xavier.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 60 different tournament projections: 3-seed

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Marquette Basketball Senior Day Video

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Seniors Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder were honored in a postgame ceremony following Saturday's 83-69 win over Georgetown. Here's the highlight video that was shown on the videoboard as well as the ceremony that followed.



Crowder Among 15 Finalists For Wooden Award

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The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award Tuesday, and the list included Marquette senior forward Jae Crowder. Crowder, who was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team on Sunday, is joined on the list by fellow BIG EAST first-teamers Kris Joseph of Syracuse and Kevin Jones of West Virginia.

Crowder is one of three players on the list that did not make the midseason Wooden list, but who have played their way onto the ballot in the second half of the season. Austin Rivers of Duke and Isaiah Canaan of Murray State also earned their spot not the ballot in the last few months.

Crowder has put together a fantastic senior season for Marquette, averaging 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

Voting for the Wooden Award begins March 12. The voters have until March 19 to return their ballot. Winners will be honored at the 36th annual Wooden Award Gala on Friday, April 6.

NCAA Tournament Watch: March 6

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Marquette's two-headed senior monster, AKA "D-Jae-O," has led MU to a 2-seed in the BIG EAST Tournament and a potential top-3 seed in the NCAA. 

With Selection Sunday now less than a week away, here's another look at where the nation's leading Bracketologists project Marquette to be seeded in the Big Dance.

Andy Glockner, SI.com
3-seed vs. Valparaiso in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with Florida/Colorado State.

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
3-seed vs. Belmont in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with Murray State/Mississippi State.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
3-seed vs. Belmont in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with New Mexico/Xavier.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 60 different tournament projections: 3-seed

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Marquette finishes regular season ranked No. 9

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Both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls have Marquette at No. 9 in the country heading into postseason play.



Full rankings, courtesy ESPN.com

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Scene from annual Blue vs. Gold Spring Game

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It was a snowy spring opener for the Marquette University men's soccer team for the annual Blue vs. Gold exhibition this past Sunday at Valley Fields. Playing 8-on-8 soccer on a shortened pitch, the Blue side ultimately prevailed 6-5.

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