Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Five Questions: Marquette

The next featured school in my Five Questions series is Marquette University. Joining me for my five questions is fellow "Biggest Fan of the Big East" contestant, blogger and Marquette alum, Brian Moran. Brian's Blog not only features Marquette hoops, but also random thoughts on life and entrepreneurship!

What team are you most looking forward to playing in Big East play?

Notre Dame. LOVE the rivalry.

What is the biggest improvement Marquette has made this year from last year?

Last year we made the Sweet 16 and lost to a very tough North Carolina team. This year, we seem to be faster and more tenacious on defense. We bring 40 minutes of Hell to each and every game. In our last game, Louisville was up 18-2 after five minutes. We won the game by double digits. Those teams that take our work ethic lightly, do so at their own peril.

Who is your favorite player on the team?

Jae Crowder & Darius Johnson-Odom. They are the heart and soul of the Marquette team. We need their senior leadership on the floor if we are going to win games.

(Jae Crowder)

What quiet player will become a standout player before the year is over?

Todd Mayo. He’s OJ Mayo’s younger brother and a helluva freshman player. He’s a 6’3 guard who will be an impact player for us come tournament time.

(Todd Mayo)

What is the best part about playing in the Big East?

Every game is exciting. I feel like we go from 30 mph to 110 mph once the season starts. There are usually 5-7 teams in the top 25 and everyone is gunning for each other. Never a dull moment.

[bonus] What is your prediction for the score of the Notre Dame - Marquette game?

PAIN! (I love that line from Mr. T)

Marquette 77 Notre Dame 65

A big thank you to Brian Moran for stopping by the blog to answer my Five Questions. Why don't you stop by Brian's blog, and show him some Big East love!

And while I've got your undivided attention, please stop by my "Biggest Fan of the Big East" profile and cast a vote my direction!



  1. Great post! I'll have to pay close attention to Jae Crowder & Darius Johnson-Odom, since those are the guys Brian said to watch out for. I can't wait to see the game this Sat at Purcell. And this time around there will not be as much snow, if any. Thanks again Lisa for your efforts doing these 5 Question interviews. GO IRISH, beat Marquette!!