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  1. Crowder makes the difference for Marquette

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- You'd never know it now by looking at his sculpted body, but Marquette's Jae Crowder used to be pudgy, to put it kindly. Going into his junior year of high school, Crowder was a 5-foot-11 point guard. He weighed 235 pounds. "...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  2. Rapid Reax: Marquette 62, Murray State 53

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here's a quick look at No. 3 seed Marquette's 62-53 victory over No. 6 seed Murray State at the KFC Yum! Center. Overview: The storyline going into this game was that these teams were mirror images of each other. That proved tru...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  3. Previewing Louisville: Saturday's games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thursday's slate of second-round games at the KFC Yum! Center didn't offer a lot of intrigue. All four higher seeds won by an average of 16 points. Maybe they were just setting the stage for a dramatic doubleheader Saturday. On ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Marquette 88, BYU 68

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The afternoon games at the KFC Yum! Center were more crummy than yummy, at least for those who prefer their NCAA tournament games seasoned with crunch-time drama. But Murray State and Marquette fans aren't complaining. Here's a ...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. Previewing Louisville: Afternoon games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The NCAA tournament has arrived at the KFC Yum! Center, and this pod definitely comes Kentucky-fried for your enjoyment. Murray State begins the day by playing within its state's borders, and No. 1 seed Kentucky and No. 16 seed ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  6. 'No-name' Marquette makes itself known

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- In the middle of the celebratory Marquette locker-room scrum stood Buzz Williams, stripped down to an undershirt over his dress pants. Williams then ripped off his tank top and went into the coaches' area. A moment later, he ran back int...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  7. Marquette makes statement against Xavier

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- If you go by the seedings, Marquette was the 11th -- and last -- Big East team to make the NCAA tournament field. Appropriately enough, the selection committee awarded the Golden Eagles a No. 11 seed. "We were just happy we got in," g...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  8. Rapid reaction: Marquette 66, Xavier 55

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- Forget that "No. 11" by Marquette's name. This is officially a Team No One Wants To Play in this NCAA tournament. At least, that is, if the Golden Eagles can duplicate Friday's effort against Xavier. They were simply terrific from sta...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  9. Previewing Cleveland: The night games

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- Here's a look at Friday's evening action from the East Regional at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena: No. 6 seed Xavier (24-7) vs. No. 11 Marquette (20-14), 7:27 ET (truTV) What to watch: Two basketball-obsessed, big-city, Jesuit sch...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  10. NCAA tournament: Opening-round loser finds itself home alone

    Brian Bennett

    Barely 48 hours after finding out its NCAA fate, Alabama State is headed home without reaching the first round. So, were the Hornets really in the tournament?

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2009