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Game Thread #17: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 9/11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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We've licked our wounds for a day. Now it's back to the grind on Big Monday.

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette vs. No. 9/11 Notre Dame

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11-5 (2-1 Big East)
KenPom: 40
RPI: 86

14-2 (3-1 Big East)
KenPom: 19
RPI: 9

January 10, 2011 6:00 p.m. CDT

Bradley Center (18,600) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: ESPN2 (w/ Dave Pasch, Jay Bilas, and Bill Raftery)

Radio: ESPN 540 (Milwaukee) (w/ Steve "The Homer" True and Jim McIlvaine)

SBN Coverage: Fighting Irish vs Golden Eagles coverage

A View from the Other Side: Rakes Of Mallow

All-Time Series: Notre Dame leads, 78-35.

Last Meeting: Notre Dame defeated Marquette, 63-60, in overtime at the Bradley Center on March 6, 2010.

Spread: Marquette (-3)

Stats and starters and beer, for the bold jumpers amongst you.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 9.9 ppg; 3.5 rpg; 4.3 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 15.9 ppg; 3.4 rpg; 2.6 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.1 ppg; 6.4 rpg; 2.1 apg)
  • F Jae Crowder (2010-'11 stats: 12.7 ppg; 6.6 rpg; 1.3 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.2 ppg; 2.7 rpg; 0.1 apg)

MARQUETTE FULL STATS


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Darius Johnson-Odom 16 28.3 5.3 11.9 44.5 1.8 5.0 35.0 3.5 4.8 72.7 0.6 2.8 3.4 2.6 1.8 0.6 0.3 2.4 15.9
Jimmy Butler 16 33.0 4.8 10.0 48.1 0.5 1.4 36.4 5.0 6.3 79.2 2.3 4.1 6.4 2.1 1.4 1.3 0.4 1.1 15.1
Jae Crowder 16 25.6 4.9 9.1 54.5 1.3 2.9 42.6 1.6 2.8 56.8 2.6 4.0 6.6 1.3 0.8 1.6 0.8 1.8 12.7
Dwight Buycks 15 27.3 3.7 7.2 51.9 1.0 2.7 37.5 1.4 1.9 75.0 0.9 2.6 3.5 4.1 2.0 1.3 0.1 1.8 9.9
Vander Blue 16 26.1 3.5 7.3 47.9 0.3 1.1 22.2 2.1 3.1 66.0 0.9 2.7 3.6 2.7 1.9 1.6 0.4 2.1 9.3
Davante Gardner 13 9.8 2.2 3.6 59.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 2.3 70.0 1.2 1.2 2.4 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 1.2 5.9
Chris Otule 16 13.8 2.2 3.2 68.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.5 54.2 1.1 1.6 2.7 0.2 0.8 0.3 1.4 2.4 5.2
Joseph Fulce 9 10.3 1.6 2.9 53.8 0.2 0.4 50.0 0.6 0.6 100.0 0.9 2.1 3.0 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.2 1.2 3.9
Erik Williams 11 8.9 1.4 2.8 48.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.6 71.4 1.0 1.3 2.3 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.0 1.2 3.2
Junior Cadougan 15 18.7 0.7 1.9 37.9 0.1 0.5 14.3 0.7 1.5 43.5 0.3 1.3 1.5 3.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.6 2.2
Jamail Jones 9 7.6 0.7 1.9 35.3 0.3 0.9 37.5 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.7 2.0
Reggie Smith 8 9.9 0.5 1.4 36.4 0.1 0.5 25.0 0.3 0.8 33.3 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.1 0.3 0.5 1.4
Robert Frozena 7 2.6 0.1 0.7 20.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6 75.0 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.7


NOTRE DAME PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Eric Atkins (2010-'11 stats: 6.5 ppg; 2.7 rpg; 3.4 apg)
  • G Scott Martin (2010-'11 stats: 10.1 ppg; 4.7 rpg; 2.0 apg)
  • G Ben Hansbrough (2010-'11 stats: 16.3 3.7 3.9 apg)
  • F Tyrone Nash (2010-'11 stats: 10.1 ppg; 6.1 rpg; 2.7 apg)
  • F Tim Abromaitis (2010-'11 stats: 16.2 ppg; 7.3 rpg; 2.1 apg)

NOTRE DAME FULL STATS


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Ben Hansbrough 16 33.8 4.9 11.1 44.6 2.6 5.8 44.6 3.8 4.7 81.3 0.9 2.8 3.7 3.9 2.1 1.3 0.0 2.6 16.3
Tim Abromaitis 16 34.2 5.0 11.4 44.0 2.3 5.8 40.2 3.9 4.9 78.5 1.5 5.8 7.3 2.3 1.8 0.9 0.6 1.6 16.2
Carleton Scott 14 28.6 4.1 8.1 50.9 1.4 4.1 34.5 2.1 2.4 88.2 1.1 5.3 6.4 2.6 1.4 0.6 1.8 2.4 11.9
Scott Martin 15 28.1 3.7 8.1 45.1 0.9 3.0 31.1 1.9 2.9 63.6 1.1 3.7 4.7 2.0 1.4 0.3 0.3 1.9 10.1
Tyrone Nash 16 28.2 2.8 6.2 44.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 6.1 74.5 2.5 3.6 6.1 2.7 1.8 0.4 0.7 2.1 10.1
Eric Atkins 16 27.6 2.1 5.3 40.0 0.9 2.4 36.8 1.4 2.2 62.9 0.6 2.1 2.7 3.4 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.8 6.5
Jack Cooley 16 11.7 1.9 2.8 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.2 63.2 1.6 1.9 3.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.6 1.6 4.5
Alex Dragicevich 6 6.2 0.5 1.7 30.0 0.2 0.7 25.0 1.2 1.3 87.5 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.3
Thomas Knight 7 5.1 1.0 2.1 46.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.7 1.0 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1 2.3
Joey Brooks 14 8.9 0.6 1.7 37.5 0.1 0.6 11.1 0.7 1.4 50.0 0.4 1.1 1.4 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.9 2.1
Mike Broghammer 8 6.0 0.9 2.4 36.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8 33.3 0.8 0.5 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 1.0 2.0
Tom Kopko 6 2.8 0.2 1.0 16.7 0.2 0.7 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
Jerian Grant 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0


BEER OF THE GAME

When you take on the Fighting Irish, you've got to take on an Irish beer, so we'll take the Admiral's suggestion and adopt Murphy's Irish Stout tonight.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.