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Donnie Dwyer CBS Sports Broadcast March 5th 2012

March 9, 2012

CBS 58 sports intern covers everything Badgers, Packers, and Marquette on a Sunday night broadcast. Also a little Brewers baseball and the new special “2012 Making another Run” which airs in March on CBS 58.

#7 Marquette beats #12 Georgetown 83-69 on Senior Day

March 4, 2012

Donnie Dwyer reports from the Bradley Center on Marquette’s Senior Day as the fans say Goodbye to Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson Odom…

What Fans think of Marquette Basketball this season

February 18, 2011

CBS 58 Sports intern, Donnie Dwyer, went down to the Bradley Center to find out what fans think of their Golden Eagles. The fans talked about their favorite players, Buzz Williams, and tournament chances. 

Marquette basketball against Big East Big Men

February 3, 2011

Marquette is having a year that is filled with high and low points. The high when beating #10 ranked Syracuse for the first time in many years and beating Notre Dame by 22 at the Bradley Center. Then the lows of losing to Louisville with an 18 point lead, losing to Vanderbilt on the last play, and losing to Wisconsin at the Bradley center in the instate rivalry.

While those wins and loses may mean something to many people, the thing that matters the most to me is how the big men in the Big East have taken Marquette to school. Take a look at these stats:

at Pitt: Gary McGhee: 12 pts 6 reb 3 blks Gilbert Brown: 14pts 7 reb 1 blk

at Louisville: Terrence Jennings: 7pts 8 reb (4 off) in 20 min of play George Goode: 7 pts 6 reb in 14 min of play

at Notre Dame: Carleton Scott: 11 pts and 10 reb 1 blk

vs. UConn: Jeremy Lamb: 24 pts Charles Okwandu: 10 reb Roscoe Smith: 11 pts 8 reb (5 off)

at Villanova: Antonio Pena: 14 pts 1o reb (2 off) 2 blks Mouphtaou Yarou: 18 pts 5 reb (3 off)

Special non-conference selection: vs. Duke: Mason Plumlee: 25 pts 12 reb and 5 blks

Notice how many offense rebounds have been given up. When your tallest player playing most of the game is Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler at 6 foot 6, I don’t think you are going to win many ball games. The rebounding has killed them all year and if they get a few possessions from those rebounds, they could have upset so many teams. It is just so hard to win without a big man who can rebound and block shots for you.

I have always said that Marquette always needed a player like a Blake Griffin or Amare Stoudemire type. A guy who can rebound the basketball at will and attack the basket with force to get to the free throw line. Unfortunately, Marquette and Buzz Williams only wants to pick up guards who are fast, can shoot the ball, and can play at multiple positions.

Without a quality big, does Marquette ever think they will advance far in the NCAA tournament let alone the Big East year after year? They have shown in the past they can be effective. But how long will effective be not enough?

Before Duke tonight, Let’s look back at Marquette’s 4 previous games

November 22, 2010

Before everyone looks to the game in Kansas City and a game that will be on the National level, take a look at how the Golden Eagles have done so far this season in the past 4 games…

1. Three point defense has been awful all season long. They are allowing 8 made three pointers a game and allowing their opponents to shoot .41 % from downtown. That is a bad percentage because the three ball is what puts teams back into games like we saw against South Dakota and especially in Bucknell. This means their rotation is off and they need to make better adjustments as the season progresses.

2.This team is shooting 65% from the free throw lines. When the game is on the line and you have to hit two free throws, who do you want taking it? In this case, no one because they cannot hit it at the charity stripe. There is a reason they call it that too. It is FREE Throws. They need to start hitting it at the line if they want to win and advance far in any tournament this year.

3.They have a +14 in the rebounding margin so far this season. With a team this small, you love to see that on the stat sheet. You love to see this team look like they have grown in size when it is actually their heart. I like that about this team this year.

4.Averaging 12 pts a game is Senior, Dwight Byucks. I really like what this senior is doing on the floor. I love that when the team is down, he is quietly stepping up to the table and taking the challenges for the team. It is not only that he is taking the challenges, but he is actually pulling through and succeeding with it as well. He has started rallies, caused turnovers, played with injuries. This kid has stepped up big and the Golden Eagles might want to rely a little more on #23 this season.

5.Darius Johnson-Odom is shooting 2-12 from downtown this season. This doesn’t worry me, but it sends me a sign that what was once an easy look for him has caused him difficulty and may look somewhere else in his game to spark. He is a great talent and is a huge competitor but when the game counts the most, DJO has to hit those shots in order to get some W’s for the Golden Eagles.

6.Vander Blue has really had the green light so far this season for Marquette. He has played phenomenal defense and has been a spark plug going to the basket and doing the little things on the floor to win. With being the leader in steals (2.0 spg) and second in assists (3.8 apg), he has shown that defense can bode well with production on the offensive end (9 ppg). He has bought into the saying, “The harder you work, the better you get. ”

7.Finally, Jae Crowder has been a stud and I have known that since he has gotten here. The Junior College Player of the Year last year has put up big numbers and has been a huge provider for this team off the bench. He is averaging 11 pts and 8 reb. a game and has looked like last years #32 Lazar Hayward out there with his shot and low post moves. Crowder is just such a smart player who doesn’t turn it over, looks for his teammates in the open, and really looks out for the team and for a win. He is not here at Marquette for himself or his pride. For him, it is about we and not me.

Golden Eagles open season at home vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers

November 12, 2010

Via Cracked Sidewalks:

Could Jae Crowder have looked any more like Lazar in his number 32, playing defense 30 feet from the basket while overpowering everyone underneath for 10 rebounds, 3 steals and 6 of 9 shooting including a trey. WOW. Jamail Jones looked just as good, albeit in just 8 minutes. Add them to Jimmy Butler, and MU has three unbelievable swing men. The Panthers can put a tall guard or a struggling 6-foot-7 big player on one or more of them, but this is where MU will have its biggest mismatch opportunities.

…This is key for the Golden Eagles is Jae Crowder, Jimmy Butler, and Jamail Jones. They are all tough, can play in the post, and get to the foul line. Oh! And not to mention, get tons of REBOUNDS. That is something the team is going to need to do to win a lot of games in the Big East. Even though this Prairie View A&M team is from the SWAC and is small, they gave Cincinnati a run for their money last year in a 69-62 loss and coach Buzz talked about how this game is very important. He thinks they could possibly get upset if they play the way they did against St. John’s (Minnesota). But if the Golden Eagles want to win it will have to come with protection of the ball on offense and defend the three-point line. If they can do those two things, they will win the game….

My prediction: Marquette 70 – Prairie View A&M 55

Marquette Madness and Ram Town Start Tonight

October 15, 2010

Are you ready for some basketball college hoops fans? Well tonight is going to be just a great night of Marquette basketball and Fordham Basketball. For both teams, this is the first night where they can start practicing for the first time and show the fans out there what to expect going into the season.

For Fordham, it is of just hope. It is of what can Atlantic 10 rookie of the year, Chris Gaston and the Senior leader Brenton Butler do for the team this year. With a lot of incoming freshman and transfers entering the program, people are going to start questioning the production of the youth. But that is not the only young part of the team. There is a whole new coaching staff with Tom Pecora as the leader in and people also want to know what can this guy bring to Fordham Basketball to put them on the map. He has won 3 consecutive 20 win seasons at Hofstra and the Fordham faithful want the same success for this year and years to come. One team that always pumped me up and got me to love Fordham Basketball was the years of Bryant Dunston, Jermaine Anderson, Marcus Stout, Michael Binns, and Sebastian Greene. That team really put Fordham on the map when they were in the dumps and changed the dynamic of the program. And so I give a Video Tribute (BELOW) to them at the bottom of the page to pump up Fordham Fans around the nation for tonight’s action. Just hearing the name Bryant Dunston from the arena announcer gives me goosebumps and wants to bring back success to the Bronx. But all fans should check out the event and all of its details tonight at the Rose Hill Gym at 9 PM EST. For more information…Click Here

On the flip side, Marquette Madness is back for another year. After finishing a surprising fourth in the Big East last year they look to continue their success with Buzz Williams leading the pack. With players like DJO (Darius Johnson-Odom), Jimmy Butler, Junior Cadougan, Dwight Buycks, and Joe Fulce back, they look to make another run for the Big East Tournament and National Championship. The one thing to look out for is the newcomers. After losing a success senior class of Lazar Hayward, David Cubillan, and Mo Acker they bring in a highly ranked recruiting class to help out this year. Some names to look out for is the Madison-Memorial stud in Vander Blue, the Junior College Player of the Year in Jae Crowder, the defensive presence of Jamil Jones, Sharp shooter in Reggie Smith, and the big man Davante Gardner to help in the post alongside Chris Otule. The team is going to play hard defense and will beat you with their speed all season. It should be great to see them in action tonight. But the key things to look out for if you are a Marquette fan is the Intro video for this years team and the Dunk Contest. My personal favorite is from 2008 with their key slogan “Pray.” Check the Video out down below. The other thing is the Dunk Contest. Joe Fulce is trying to win his third straight but he has some competition with the youth coming in here. I look for a guy like Jae Crowder or Reggie Smith to take it home. Below is a video of the “Big Three” in the Dunk Contest in 2007 and these are sick dunks that need to be seen. For more information on Madness and the events that it entails…Click Here

Madness Video

Dunk Contest