Marquette Golden Eagles-Jackson State Tigers Golden Keg Award Winners
Marquette Golden Eagles had to avoid the lookahead. They were taking on the lowly Jackson State Tigers at 8:00 pm Tuesday. It was not surprising to see Marquette struggled early in this one. Marquette woke up in a big way in the second half though. They were on an absolute tear and not only won the game but also covered the spread (-19.5). The defensive clamped down, and Marquette sped up the Tigers leading to an 83-54 victory. Now, it is time for a December from hell that not even Krampus would prescribe. Here were the golden keg winners from yesterday.
Golden Keg definition: Golden Keg was something that UW-Milwaukee and Marquette’s football battled for throughout the years. UW-Milwaukee dominated the rivalry and retained the golden keg for most of the last decade. The golden keg awards are a great way to represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin sports. We do it like three stars like in hockey. Three is the best, two is pretty good, one is still good.
Oso Ighodaro – When do we need a #FreeOso hashtag going on? Oso is a complete stud. He had 14 points, 11 rebounds with a double-double. Look, I understand that it is Jackson State, but at the same time, he continues to play well for the Golden Eagles. At some point, Shaka Smart has to consider moving Oso into the starting rotation, right? Marquette is dealing with a real issue when it comes to starting slow, and maybe Oso is the guy to fix that.
Amazing November – Marquette finished the first month of the college basketball season, 7-1. It is their best start since 2011-2012. That’s hard to believe. Even though Marquette made a couple of tournaments with Steve Wojciechowski, Marquette never started this fast with him. This is going to be a brutal December with a six-game stretch playing Wisconsin, Kansas State, UCLA, Xavier, UConn, St. John’s. That’s absurd. If the Golden Eagles win three games, I’ll have wood like a horny college freshman at his first sorority party.
Olivier-Maxence Prosper – Good game for OMax who finished with eleven points and one made three. Prosper finished with one of the highest efficiency games out of all Marquette players with 163 (100 is the average). This is the best game for OMax from an efficiency standpoint by a longshot. It seemed like he adapted well to the bench.
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