Author: Matt Hardesty

Koby McEwen had the chance to put a bow on yet another Marquette comeback victory on the road. The senior found himself unguarded with time winding down and the score tied. DJ Carton saw McEwen and tried to get him an open shot, but the pass was slightly off target. With an opportunity to end the game and stay in the top half of the Big East standings, McEwen slipped. The win slipped away five minutes later, pushing Marquette’s season in a similar direction. A third consecutive road win was there for the taking Wednesday night in Providence, Rhode…

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It was neither Koby McEwen nor Theo John’s finest game on Saturday afternoon. Marquette’s only two returning starters from last year combined for 13 points on just 5 of 17 shooting. However, in a game they could not afford to lose, both seniors came through when Marquette needed them the most.  Tied at 71 with 45 seconds left, the Golden Eagles were in danger of seeing yet another double-digit lead turn into a loss. Instead, a high-arching layup from McEwen and an emphatic block from John kept Marquette (8-6, 4-4 Big East) from falling to the bottom of the Big East…

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Jamal Cain waited three years to have a full-time starting role. 11 games in, that role is blossoming into so much more.  The senior forward helped lead Marquette (6-5, 2-3 Big East) back from an 18-point second half deficit with a career-high 25 points. None were more important than his corner three-pointer that essentially sealed a 64-60 victory at Georgetown. With the win, Marquette snapped a three game losing streak. Cain had plenty of help around him down the stretch. Freshman forward Justin Lewis scored eight of his 10 points in the second half and the team held Georgetown to…

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