When Buzz Williams departed Marquette to become the new head coach of men’s basketball at Virginia Tech, it left a pretty big hole to fill in college basketball. While Marquette may not be a top tier job, it is a good job and is certainly worthy of a good coach. A lot of speculation began, and of course Shaka Smart was in the mix at some point. So who would Marquette nab to be the successor to Williams, who was an assistant with the Golden Eagles when he won the job?
Duke’s own Steve Wojciechowski. That is who. Wojo gets his first head coaching gig after being on the Duke bench since 1999.
Most excited for this move are all current and future frontcourt players for Duke, as they will not have to deal with the floor slapping, former point guard trying to teach them post up moves.
Best of luck to Wojo and Marquette. This is a head scratcher to me, as I think Marquette could have drawn someone with experience running a program versus someone who has experience being a glorified drama professor.
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The Wolfpack traveled to Milwaukee to take on the Golden Eagles of Marquette on Saturday. Faced with an 11 point deficit at the half, the Pack showed some fortitude and worked their way into a five point win. If they could shoot the ball from the charity stripe they would have won more comfortably, as they buitl up a 14 point lead with 5:28 to go in regulation. Scott Wood had five steals for the Pack, and Tracy Smith poured in 19 points and grabbed 11 boards. Javi Gonzalez added 15 points and seven assists, however he did turn it over four times.
So the Pack got a much needed road win over a BCS opponent. After going two of 11 from three point land in an embarrassing loss to Northwestern, State shot seven of 12 against Marquette. Eight players saw 14 minutes or more for Sidney Lowe, including freshman Josh Davis who made the most of his 16 minutes. Dude ended the game with nine points and six boards and two steals. Four of those boards were offensive, by they way.
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