James hurting Marquette's chances

March, 22, 2009
03/22/09
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BOISE, Idaho -- Is Maurice Acker that bad?

During the first half, coach Buzz Williams has opted for a half-healthy Dominic James over a perfectly healthy Acker, and it's been a mistake.

James has been a liability on both sides of the court. He can't keep up with Missouri players on defense and offensively, he's not attacking the basket like he did before he broke his foot.

At best he's a motivator and a general on the court, but he's added nothing in terms of actually helping his team win.

Graham Watson | email

College Football
Watson joined ESPN.com in 2008 after four seasons covering the Missouri Tigers and the Big 12 Conference for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She also covered college football recruiting for the Dallas Morning News.

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