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Game Thread #9: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi Islanders

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Hopefully the players haven't been looking past TAMU-CC, because we sure have here.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BASKETBALL

Marquette vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

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6-2 (0-0 Big East)

3-5 (0-0 Southland)

December 7, 2010 8:00 p.m. CDT

Bradley Center (18,600) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: Time Warner Cable 32 (w/ Dennis Krause and Jim McIlvaine), SNY, and MASN

Radio: ESPN 540 (Milwaukee) (w/ Steve "The Homer" True and George Thompson)

SBN Coverage: Islanders vs Golden Eagles coverage

All-Time Series: This is the first meeting between the schools.

Spread: No line


After the jump: starters, stats, beer, and -- oh what the hell, some BADGER HATE.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

OTHER KEY STATS AND WHIMSY:

  • TAMU-Corpus Christi shooting percentages (2010-'11): FG: 43.9%; 3PT: 32.7%; FT: 61.7%
  • Here's kenpom's analysis of A&M Corpus Christi (or, as 'pom calls them, "Corpus Chris"). Pomeroy predicts A&M-CC to finish 12-18 this year (and 7-9 in the Southland Conference), so we're not exactly dealing with a juggernaut here.
  • Your brief BADGER HATE: you might remember Texas A&M-Corpus Christi from such films as That Time in 2007 When They Were a 15-Seed and Played Second-Seeded (and Brian Butch-less) Wisconsin in the Tourney. If I remember correctly, the Islanders put up a brief but energetic fight but were ultimately no match for Bucky. That didn't matter in the end, though, because the Badgers dropped their next game to seventh-seeded UNLV.

BEER OF THE GAME:

A game against a Texas-based foe deserves the best Texas-based beer in existence, Shiner Bock. Warrior Brad introduced me to Shiner Bock some years ago, and I've been a devoted drinker ever since. It's awesome.

Enjoy the game, and bring me a home a winner.