Marquette Pushes Around Seton Hall in Blowout Win
Seton Hall is not a good matchup for Marquette. They’re a big, physical team that poses problems inside for the Golden Eagles. That said, Marquette didn’t seem to care one bit on Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles pounded the thirteen-ranked Pirates with an 83-63 ass-kicking that will look very good come March. Marquette imposed their will all game long including a fantastic second half that would make anyone a believer that this team can do some things in the Big East this season.
Marquette’s second half run was amazing
Golden Eagles are one of the funnest teams in the country when it comes to getting hot. If they get rolling, it’s a lookout situation because they can make it a blowout in a hurry. It was a one-point game with a little over 16 minutes left, and things looked to be tightening up yet Marquette did not have any of it. Golden Eagles locked down defensively forcing multiple turnovers and Sam Hauser hit a huge three to push this lead out to 11 points. When the dust settles, Marquette led by as much as 17, and Golden Eagles outscored Seton Hall by 19 points in the final 16 minutes.
Heldt and Hauser deserve a ton of credit
Like we mentioned, this isn’t an easy team for Marquette to match up with and Sam Hauser/Matt Heldt did a great job down on the boards. Hauser grabbed eight boards whilst Heldt got seven for himself. One thing pointed out on the radio broadcast is how everyone helped out to get boards for this team. Each Marquette player had a rebound, and credit still to Hauser and Heldt for providing the box outs to free up others. Holding Seton Hall to eight offensive boards is no easy task.
Greg Elliot and Theo John if ya nasty
I know Andrew Rowsey had another big night with 31 points, but there are others deserving platitudes this morning like Greg Elliot and Theo John. This freshman class is something special for Steve Wojciechowski. Elliott is off to a fantastic start to the conference season as he continues to come into his own. He finished with nine points, five rebounds and played like a terror on defense. Same can be said for John who played a part in banging with Hall’s bullies down low. He did a good job and most impressively only had one foul.
So I definitely thought we’d be getting Marquette-Butler on Saturday night, but it turns out this is a Friday early evening game. Marquette-Butler is quite the appetizer for those whom are Bucks fans and get Milwaukee-Golden State at 7:00 pm. Bulldogs are on a three-game skid, but it’s versus the top tier of the league, so, it’s hard to really think they’re struggling. They’re not good defensively, so, it could be quite the shootout at Hinkle where Marquette has yet to win since Butler joined the Big East.