Marquette shoots for their 25th consecutive out of conference regular season win today by hosting the Wolfpack in Milwaukee.
State comes into today’s game with a 5-1 record. Check out the comments that we made last year prior to Marquette’s visit to Raleigh:
Today is the day that we naturally step into elevated interest in the 2008-2009 basketball season. You can almost say that today is the day that we really kick off our attention to the season as the Wolfpack will
host Top 25 rankedMarquette in the RBC Center.
The Wolfpack has done and an adequate job of holding serve in the early part of the season en route to establishing a 7-1 record against soft competition while squandering a great opportunity to beat [
Top 25 ranked DavidsonNorthwestern] a couple of weeks ago.
Due to the opponent, tonight’s game represents almost as much about the heritage of the NC State program as it does the importance of the current season. Marquette, then coached by the legendary Al McGuire, was the Wolfpack’s opponent and victim in the 1974 NCAA National Championship game.
Reading those comments from last year’s match-up can be heart breaking for Wolfpackers if you remember how we let this one slip through our fingers.