Oso Ighodaro and Kam Jones lead Marquette to a Big East road victory over Seton Hall

NEWARK, N.J. – A week-long break is a good time for a vibe check, and the vibes are strong with the Marquette men’s basketball team. The Golden Eagles

wrapped up a busy stretch of three games in six days by running away from Seton Hall for a 74-53 victory on Saturday at the Prudential Center. MU (16-5, 8-2 Big

East) has reached the halfway point of the conference season, and it has evolved into a traveling band of acrobatic dunkers on offense and rhythm disruptors on defense. Get

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The show doesn’t please every audience, just ask the Pirates (12-9, 5-5) or the home fans among the 9,796 people at the place affectionately known as “The Rock.”

“I’m going to keep it very simple for you guys today,” Seton Hall coach Shaheen Holloway said. “Very simple. Give Marquette a lot of credit. We got our (expletive)

kicked. Period.” With a natural break in the schedule, MU coach Shaka Smart’s next act is to avoid a late slide like last season.

But there is something different about this group. “I told the guys ‘Have you ever run a mile?' ” Smart said. “And they all nodded their head. This was after we

played five games and I said, OK, you’ve just ran a lap in a mile. You’ve run one lap; a mile’s four laps.