Sunday, March 15, 2009

So it's Marquette facing Utah State

Marquette earned an at-large bid and will be Utah State's first-round opponent Friday, March 20 in the Big Dance. The Aggies received an 11th seed, Marquette checks in at #6.

The most interesting factoid: the game will be played at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. USU sure won't have far to travel and will at least have some familiarity with the floor and the rims, for whatever that is worth.

6-3 Marquette senior backcourter Jerel McNeal was an ALL BIG EAST first team selection and 6-5 guard Wesley Matthews a second team ALL BIG EAST pick.

6-6, 225 Lazar Hayward is the top boardman for Marquette. Dwight Burke, 6-8 and 250, looks to be the guy who will match up with Gary Wilkinson.

5-11 Dominic James, a deluxe ballhandler/passer, broke his foot in mid-February and is out for the season.

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