T he ball fell through the hoop, kicking up the net and igniting the Marquette student section. When the fans quieted down a voice projected across the court.
“I guess we only shoot 3s now.”
Marquette is certainly not a 3-point team, and the Redmen aren’t likely to change their approach any time soon, but for one quarter that anonymous voice summed up exactly what things felt like.
The Redmen knocked down six 3-pointers in quick succession in the second quarter, and after trailing Gladstone by one point to end the first period, the Redmen went into halftime up by 13.
Gladstone played relatively even with Marquette for most of the contest, but that second quarter decided the outcome: Marquette 66, Gladstone 44.