Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Marquette Falls again to Louisville
The last time these two teams faced off, Louisville handed the Golden Eagles a 40 point loss. This time around was no different. Marquette shot a terrible 32% from the field, leading to another loss 71-57. Marquette star, Dominic James did not start and came off the bench, suffering from the flu. James played 18 minutes scoring 8 points and was visibly gased.
"We gave them too many easy baskets from the start," Crean said. "We didn't make enough shots. Where we've got to grow up in a hurry is when you're not making shots, you still have to come down and be locked in to what you're doing defensively. Our talking tonight reached an all-time low. That can't be."
"When you take good shots, you keep Marquette out of transition," said Louisville coach Rick Pitino. "That was the focal point of the game."
The road doesn't get any easier as the Golden Eagles travel to Notre Dame on Saturday were the Irish have won 33 straight games at home.