At that point in the season, Marquette was just 5-2. Although this team would record one more loss in the out-of-conference schedule, it lit up the Big East to start conference play. The Golden Eagles won their first four games in the conference, which included victories over Connecticut, Georgetown and Pittsburgh.
Ever since the 4-0 conference play start, this team has pretty much won two games and then lost one. That trend has continued until now. The Golden Eagles are currently on a three-game winning streak with one game left in the regular season. This is a game that most people are expecting them to win, since it will be against St. John’s, who is 8-9 in the conference. Marquette, on the other hand, is 13-4 and is only a half game out of first place in the Big East standings.
So you could probably imagine how bad Marquette wants to win its last game of the year, since it could possibly get a share of the conference regular season title. Not to mention, the Golden Eagles would be on a four-game winning streak and would enter the conference tournament with a lot of momentum.
Ever since the Florida loss, Marquette has beaten Wisconsin, Connecticut, Georgetown, Pittsburgh (twice), Syracuse and Notre Dame. That is good no matter who you are and now the Golden Eagles will enter the NCAA tournament with a pretty high seed, and are good enough to win the entire big dance.