Everywhere they go, they hear it. Marquette plays hard and that's why they win. Well, that's only partially true. The Golden Eagles, under Buzz Williams, do play hard. But they do far more and that was evident Monday night in a win against Syracuse.
Marquette defeated Connecticut in overtime in the Big East opener for both teams after G Junior Cadougan drained a dramatic game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. UConn was led by G Shabazz Napier with 29.