Spoke to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Todd Rosiak today. He's covered the Marquette Golden Eagles for the past eight years and he knows more about the team than just about anyone. Follow his blog for the latest info on MU.

In a wide-ranging interview, he breaks down a remarkable year for Marquette, which silenced the skeptics, overcame a slow start and made an incredible run to the NCAA tournament.

No. 6 Marquette plays No. 11 Washington 4:20 p.m. Thursday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

How does Marquette compensate for its lack height?

"They got two guys on the inside (Lazar) Hayward and (Jimmy) Butler who really play taller than they are listed. Hayward is legitimately is only about 6-4Â and Butler is about 6-7 I don't know why they list him an inch shorter. Neither are real...

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