A Jamil Wilson block per game would go a long way to getting MU a bunch of wins this season. - Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
As we begin the march to the start of the men's basketball season on Friday, we offer you, the reader, a chance to be heard in predicting how the season will go for the Golden Eagles. First up: the non-conference schedule.
This year, Marquette has 13 opponents on the schedule before the start of the Big East slate. It may be one of Marquette's most challenging schedules, with 4 teams in the top 100 of the KenPom.com rankings, and that's before we even know who MU will play in their second and third games in the Maui Invitational.
Here's the list for easy reference:
Fri 11/9: Ohio State (Carrier Classic)
Sun 11/11: Colgate
Tue 11/13: Southeastern Louisiana
Mon 11/19: Butler (Maui Invitational)
Tue 11/20: North Carolina/Mississippi State (Maui Invitational)
Wed 11/21: Texas/Illinois/USC/Chaminade (Maui Invitational)
Mon 11/26: Maryland-Baltimore County
Thu 11/29: at Florida
Sat 12/8: Wisconsin
Sat 12/15: Savannah State
Wed 12/19: at UW-Green Bay
Sat 12/22: LSU
Sat 12/29: North Carolina Central
Here's the AE brain trust's votes on the issue:
Mr. Kensington: 10-3
Rubie Q: 9-4
Brewtown Andy: 10-3
Warrior Brad: 10-3
Cast your vote and follow it up with your reasoning in the comments below!
What will Marquette's non-conference record be?
13-0 (2 votes)
12-1 (1 vote)
11-2 (5 votes)
10-3 (11 votes)
9-4 (7 votes)
8-5 (4 votes)
7-6 or worse (0 votes)
30 total votes