When Tom Crean left Marquette to take on the
lost cause enormous task of trying to rebuild the Indiana basketball program there was some concern in Milwaukee about how it would affect the Marquette program. After all, Crean had helped put the Golden Eagles back on the map with a Final Four appearance back in 2003. Well, MU and new coach Buzz Williams don’t seem to have skipped a beat without Crean, as they’re currently ranked 8th in the country with a 19-2 mark, and are the only team in the Big East with an undefeated conference mark.
Buzz Williams: A man who isn’t shy about his feelings or farts
So the program is once again garnering some national attention from the media, which is a good thing. Though at the same time, being recognized nationally as a title threat also brings the added pressures of expectations. It’s something that Buzz Williams is fully aware of, and it would seem that the pressure is kind of getting to him. When fomer Marquette standout and current radio analyst Jim McIlvaine asked him about it after his team beat Georgetown on Saturday, Buzz kind of blew up.