Marquette Grabs Share of Big East Regular Season Title on Vander Blue’s Heroics (Video)
They say give credit where credit is due.
For the Golden Eagles’ success this season, the credit should go to head coach Buzz Williams.
Now speaking of that credit, it wasn’t just a season in which Marquette went above and beyond expectations. The Golden Eagles did what nobody thought they would have prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. Off the hands of Blue as the buzzer sounded in New York City, Marquette clinched a share of the Big East regular season title. The Golden Eagles will share that title with the likes of Georgetown and Louisville.
The accomplishments that this Marquette squad has completed this season is nothing short of incredible, especially after losing both Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom off last year’s team.
Blue has emerged into a legitimate all-conference threat and with the game and regular season title on the line on Saturday, he delivered.
Blue finished the game with 16 points, none bigger than his game-winning lay-up as the buzzer sounded. The Golden Eagles needed overtime, but found a way late to defeat the Red Storm and finish the regular season at 23-7 overall and 14-4 within the conference.
Take a look below at Blue’s game-winning heroics:
The season-ending victory for Marquette was their fourth in a row and sixth over the course of the past seven games, propelling the Golden Eagles to one of the top seeds within the Big East Tournament.
With the win, Marquette clinched their first Big East regular season title in school history.
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