Marquette's Shaka Smart is 45 years old and just completed his 13th season as head coach of a college basketball team. It's hard to remember a time that Smart wasn't running his own program, but there were several crucial stops on his journey to get there. One of them often gets overlooked because...
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Marquette will be bringing in three players next year, all with four years of eligibility. Of course, the biggest piece of the roster, Justin Lewis, is testing the NBA waters. The conference's Most Improved Player led Marquette in scoring and was named All Big East First...
Shaka Smart is still building his culture at Marquette after his first season as men's basketball coach. He's hoping that his three-player recruiting class for next season will help him continue that. Ben Gold, a New Zealand native who committed to the Golden Eagles in February, signed his national letter...
Since the NCAA Tournament field expanded, No. 9 seeds have actually won more 8-9 matchups than the higher No. 8 seeds. But that trend did not play out Thursday in North Carolina's 95-63 thrashing of Marquette, with the No. 8 seed Tar Heels controlling the game nearly from the opening tip.
Here is Shaka Smart after MU’s 74-63 loss to Creighton in the quarterfinals of The Big East Tourney in NYC. Shaka: " Our guys showed fight…they did a really good job of cutting the lead down to two…I think we had an offensive possession that could have tied it. We did not do an good enough job with the attention to the details…that it took to beat Creighton on both ends of the floor. Our guys showed a lot of fight down the stretch….against a good team that made some back breaking plays…when we cut the lead down…you have to give them a lot of credit.
The Marquette Golden Eagles dropped their fifth straight road game losing to DePaul 91-80 on Wednesday night at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.Here is Marquette Coach Shaka Smart on the ESPN Marquette Radio Post Game Show on 94.5 with Steve “the Homer” True and Marquette HOF Tony Smith.
Despite a tough loss to DePaul last night, the Marquette men’s basketball team is still on pace to receive an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Shaka Smart has already done a lot to lift spirits on the campus of Marquette University. Monday, Feb. 7, we learned that the first year basketball coach and his wife are doing even more. Shaka Smart's Golden Eagles have performed beyond expectations, moving into the nation's...
[Homer: Coach earlier in the yr. you were worried about not starting games quickly…you have to be happy the way you started tonight…on road...huge lead early…what changed..?]. Shaka: “I think our guys are getting to know each other better….understand how to cover for each other on defense…and...
Shaka Smart on the post-game radio show on ESPN 94.5 with Steve ‘the Homer’ True and HOF’er Tony Smith. Homer: You played them close in 1H and then they hit everything in the 2H scoring 55 pts. Shaka: Defensively, 2H was our worst half of the year. I told the...