All Golden Eagles, your favorite team of Marquette alumni had to do to get to The Basketball Tournament’s championship game was hand Overseas Elite, the three-time defending champions, their first loss in their 24 games of action.
It didn’t happen.
In fact, it wasn’t even really close.
Overseas Elite ran out to a 28-6 lead in the first quarter and, believe it or not, that was pretty much that. Sure, Golden Eagles made things interesting, trimming it to just nine at the half, and eight at the start of the fourth quarter. But it seems they were spent by that point, and OE got the lead back to 18 at the start of the Elam Ending before outscoring the MU guys 7-0 to hit the Target Score and bring things to a conclusion, 85-60.
There’s not really a lot to talk about in this one. The early burst from the champs essentially decided this one almost before anyone even got a chance to turn the TV on to watch. However, we do have THIS DERRICK WILSON MORE THAN HALF COURT BUZZER BEATER TO WATCH ON A LOOP!
As Fran Fraschilla quoted from The Wire at the start of the game, “If you come at the king, you best not miss.” Golden Eagles missed. Now the only thing standing between Overseas Elite and a fourth straight title is the winner of Team Fredette and Eberlein Drive, which is still in the first half as I type this. Tune in to ESPN at 8pm on Friday night to see if the king remains the king.