The farewell of Dwyane Wade -- who left after his All-American junior year for the NBA -- hurts big-time. He was a special player who made big plays late in the game.
Marquette has a winning mentality, and this team works as hard in practice as anyone in America. The Golden Eagles have a great combination in junior point guard Travis Diener, a great leader on the floor, and sophomore forward Steve Novak, one of the nation's best long-range shooters.
Coach Tom Crean knows how to develop chemistry. This program will be heard from again this season.