Scrambled Eggs - Marquette Basketball Two unqualified fans talking about Marquette basketball. This is a weekly podcast about all things related to Marquette basketball from the common fans’ perspective.

After a week hiatus because one of us decided to go skiing and drinking Colorado craft brews (but not at the same time), we come back to largely very good news. We jump right into breaking down the exciting win of Villanova on what feels like the first time in a long time that MU won on National Marquette Day. We analyze the game, how it finished, and what level of concern we had in the closing minutes. We also spend a little time talking about the St John's result which spoiled an otherwise amazing Big East run for Marquette. We then talk NCAA tournament, initial seeding, NET rankings, and how exciting it is to not be team bubble watch. We turn to the week ahead which features only one game, but it's at DePaul which has always been a house of horrors for MU, albeit at the Rosemont but still. The goal is to just not lose to a {high pitched squeaky voice} competent DePaul team. We close out the pod talking about recruits who were at the Nova game and the need to always be recruiting. Enjoy! #DLTD

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Call them ugly wins, but they are still wins and we've got 7 in a row and 15 out 16 of them. We talk about the latest wins against DePaul and Xavier, and our take aways, including the confidence in late game situations. There is some discussion of rankings, both voted and calculated, and the current tournament implications for the team. We then talk about about the next 3 games MU plays because we likely won't have a pod next week (silly vacations) so we break down the Butler, St Johns, and Villanova games. We project forward what we think the record will be, and lets just saw we've found our lost optimism. Tough set of games coming up, but if MU can pull off a 2-1 or 3-0 record they would be looking pretty, pretty, pretty good. Enjoy!

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January 22, 2019  

It's another week and another pair of victories for #mubb, making it 5 in row a in conference play. We start the pod with a review of where Marquette is at with one third of the conference season behind us. We talk the Hauser brothers, rankings, metrics, and how we feel about the season to date. We then talk about the games that were played this week including how Markus getting hurt was a net positive for the team, the development of Theo John, and what we think of the job Wojo has done to date. We then pivot to the up coming games this week where #DLTD is a big topic and the belief that we can start 7-1 in conference play. We close out with a review of the festivities for Dwyane Wade day and a send off of Dwyane Wade. Enjoy!

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I'm assuming everyone has recovered from that crazy Creighton finish and the too close for comfort Seton Hall victory....no, oh well we're here to revisit it anyway. So we're going to talk the crazy Creighton win and how what we are most thankful in that is getting another exquisite Markus Howard performance. Also talk about how this team is demonstrating a different mental attitude than seasons past and what that means going forward. We touch on the Seton Hall game and talk about the implications of losing Morrow for the short term (we hope) due to injury.We then turn to this week in basketball and preview the Georgetown game as well as the Providence game. We also definitely spend a considerable amount of time reliving the Dwyane Wade years as we look add to his day at the Fiserv against Providence. Enjoy!

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It wasn't the week of #mubb basketball we were hoping for, but it certainly could have been worse. Having returned from New Year's we work backwards as we discuss the some what disjointed victory over Xavier before spending some time picking apart the shockingly lopsided lose to St John's. We then talk about the up coming week of games, including breaking down whether there actually is something to the MU "road woes" and if it will impact the game against Creighton and if Seton Hall gives us any concern. We close out the podcast welcoming MU's newest recruit, Symir Torrence to the fold, analyzing whether he stays 2020 or reclassifies for 2019 and what all this means in terms of needs for the next couple of recruiting classes. Enjoy!

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Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and took a little break, we sure did but now we're back. The Buffalo game feels like it was years ago, so we touch on it but more importantly we spend time talking about Markus Howard going god-mode in the last two games and whether or not that is sustainable with the start of conference season. We then talk about the start of conference season itself, with the game against St John's on the road and Xavier at home. We analyze whether MU is prepared for St John's or if they'll struggle as they have in the past. We transition from there and re-examine our predictions on the conference season as a whole in light of what we learned about #MUBB in the non-conference season. Lastly, we discuss the recent "poll attack" discussions taking place in the twittersphere and in certain CBS sports podcasts and evaluate whether MU is over, under, or properly rated. Hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year's Eve and is ready for the start of conference season. Enjoy!

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10 days off from #MUBB basketball is a very long time, even if we have a victory over the red menace from the west to keep us occupied. Fear not, dear listener, we are back and ready to tackle the rest of the non-conference season. First, we kick off the pod with a little #instatrakka where we noticed in some MU instragram stories that Greg Elliot appeared to be a full go at practice. So we begin rampant speculation of whether Greg will be back against North Dakota or Southern and what his return means for minutes. We then talk Tuesday's opponent in North Dakota before transitioning to the most important remaining game in the non-conference...Buffalo. We talk about concerns and possibilities against Buffalo and how we see the game turning out. That conversation turns into a therapy session dealing with the fact that Marquette might be the favorite in the Big East. We close out the pod with some talk about a recent story in the local paper that MU looked at creating an on-campus arena instead of going to the Fiserv Forum....spoiler alert, we both think it would have been a dumb idea. Enjoy!

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Well, it is a very happy podcast this well, as your Marquette Warriors took down the rodent menace from the west in a tight game. We could talk about the UTEP game, but we won't because we want to jump right into reliving a great victory for Marquette. We discuss how MU pulled off the win, what we saw that concerned us, and debate the game Markus Howard had. We had to spend some time on the dumbest play we've seen in quite some time, Flopper Davidson's nut punch of Joey Hauser, and have a little fun at his expense.

MU now has 10 days off and is roughly where we thought/hoped they'd be so we step back and look at how we got here and what that means for the rest of the season for Marquette. Needless to say, we're forecasting some sun days ahead going into Big East season. Hope you enjoyed the very joyous #BadgerHateWeek and please enjoy the finals break.

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It's happy pod time, as Marquette got a convincing (albeit a painful to watch) win over a quality opponent in Kansas State. We talk about the win, Marcus Howard, and just how painful that officiating was. We also spend a minute or two talking about Jamal Cain and whether his playing time is of concern. We then transition right past UTEP for the most part and on to everyone's favorite week, #BadgerHateWeek. We breakdown the ins and the outs of the game, discuss Brad Davidson's ab workout that enables him to launch himself, and what Marquette has to do to win the game. We close out with predictions and a solicitation for your best Badger rivalry jokes. Enjoy!

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We've gotten more clarity in the last week about what Marquette is this season both in the micro and macro sense. We first revisit the Kansas game, a tale of two halves and discuss what it means within the context of the Wojo era. That discussion leads to a conversation around how real the idea is that MU is now defensively competent and a problem on offense. And more importantly, what does it take to "heal" the offense. We spend some time talking Louisville results as well and what that tell us about the maturity of the team.

We then turn attention to the upcoming game against Kansas State, a top 15 program, coming to the Fiserv Forum on Saturday. They are a strong defensive team who's looked good but against less than stellar competition whereas MU has looked questionable at times but against quality competition. We close out the pod with Joe being completely unaware that Katie Holmes has a Marquette connection and a quick debate of famous not athlete MU fans/alum. As always, enjoy!

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