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Game Thread #18: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 18/17 Louisville Cardinals

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Ugh: It's So Early, Take 2:

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette @ No. 18/17 Louisville

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12-5 (3-1 Big East)
KenPom: 33
RPI: 75

13-3 (2-1 Big East)
KenPom: 14
RPI: 40

January 15, 2011 10:00 a.m. CDT

KFC Yum! Center (22,000) Louisville, Kentucky

TV: ESPN2 (w/ Dave O'Brien and Bill Raftery)

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

SBN Coverage: Golden Eagles vs Cardinals coverage

A View from the Other Side: Card Chronicle

All-Time Series: Louisville leads, 38-25.

Last Meeting: Marquette defeated Louisville, 69-48, on March 2, 2010 at the Bradley Center.

Spread: Louisville (-6.5)

Stats and starters and beer, but first we jump.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS
  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 10.6 ppg; 3.5 rpg; 4.1 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 15.7 ppg; 3.3 rpg; 2.8 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.1 ppg; 6.4 rpg; 2.2 apg)
  • F Jae Crowder (2010-'11 stats: 13.0 ppg; 6.6 rpg; 1.3 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.4 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 17 28.2 5.2 11.8 44.5 1.8 5.0 36.5 3.4 4.6 73.4 0.6 2.7 3.3 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.2 2.5 15.7
Jimmy Butler 17 33.2 4.8 9.9 48.8 0.5 1.3 36.4 5.0 6.4 78.7 2.3 4.1 6.4 2.2 1.4 1.2 0.4 1.2 15.1
Jae Crowder 17 26.1 5.0 9.2 54.1 1.4 3.1 45.3 1.6 2.7 58.7 2.5 4.1 6.6 1.3 0.8 1.5 0.7 1.9 13.0
Dwight Buycks 16 27.7 3.9 7.3 53.8 1.3 2.8 44.4 1.4 1.9 76.7 0.9 2.6 3.5 3.9 2.1 1.3 0.1 1.7 10.6
Vander Blue 17 25.7 3.3 7.1 46.7 0.2 1.1 22.2 2.1 3.2 64.8 0.9 2.6 3.6 2.6 1.9 1.5 0.4 2.1 8.9
Davante Gardner 14 9.3 2.0 3.4 59.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.1 70.0 1.1 1.1 2.2 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 1.1 5.5
Chris Otule 17 14.0 2.2 3.2 69.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.6 53.6 1.1 1.6 2.7 0.2 0.8 0.3 1.4 2.5 5.4
Joseph Fulce 10 9.7 1.5 2.8 53.6 0.2 0.4 50.0 0.5 0.5 100.0 0.9 2.1 3.0 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.2 1.1 3.7
Erik Williams 12 8.3 1.3 2.6 48.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6 71.4 0.9 1.2 2.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.0 1.1 2.9
Junior Cadougan 16 18.7 0.7 1.9 36.7 0.1 0.4 14.3 0.6 1.4 43.5 0.3 1.3 1.5 3.4 1.5 0.4 0.1 1.6 2.1
Jamail Jones 10 7.0 0.6 1.8 33.3 0.3 0.9 33.3 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.6 1.8
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 8 2.4 0.1 0.6 20.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.5 75.0 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6

LOUISVILLE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Preston Knowles (2010-'11 stats: 15.5 ppg; 4.1 rpg; 2.6 apg)
  • G Peyton Siva (2010-'11 stats: 11.3 ppg; 2.9 rpg; 4.9 apg)
  • F Chris Smith (2010-'11 stats: 9.7 ppg; 3.9 rpg; 2.0 apg)
  • F Stephan Van Treese (2010-'11 stats: 2.9 ppg; 4.1 rpg; 0.3 apg)
  • C Gorgui Dieng (2010-'11 stats: 6.3 ppg; 4.7 rpg; 0.6 apg)

LOUISVILLE 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
Preston Knowles 16 26.6 5.3 12.3 42.6 3.0 7.1 42.1 2.0 2.3 88.9 0.6 3.4 4.1 2.6 1.9 2.0 0.3 2.7 15.5
Peyton Siva 16 25.3 3.6 7.4 48.7 0.9 3.0 29.2 3.2 4.4 72.9 0.4 2.6 2.9 4.9 3.0 2.1 0.1 2.6 11.3
Chris Smith 16 22.4 3.6 6.4 55.3 1.1 2.1 51.5 1.5 2.2 68.6 1.4 2.5 3.9 2.0 1.5 0.7 0.1 1.3 9.7
Terrence Jennings 16 21.0 3.4 6.4 52.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.2 62.7 2.1 2.6 4.6 1.1 1.2 0.6 2.1 2.6 8.8
Mike Marra 14 22.3 2.8 8.1 34.5 1.9 6.4 28.9 1.0 1.2 82.4 0.4 1.8 2.2 2.5 1.3 1.0 0.4 1.3 8.4
Rakeem Buckles 11 21.3 2.9 6.0 48.5 0.9 1.9 47.6 1.5 2.5 57.1 2.6 4.8 7.5 1.9 2.2 1.0 0.3 2.5 8.2
Kyle Kuric 14 21.1 2.6 5.7 46.3 1.6 3.9 40.7 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.9 1.6 2.5 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.2 1.6 7.1
Gorgui Dieng 15 15.4 2.5 3.7 66.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.3 2.1 64.5 2.2 2.5 4.7 0.6 1.1 0.5 2.6 2.0 6.3
Elisha Justice 12 13.8 1.0 2.8 35.3 0.4 1.5 27.8 1.5 2.4 62.1 0.2 1.4 1.6 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.0 1.7 3.9
Russ Smith 8 8.0 1.4 3.3 42.3 0.8 1.4 54.5 0.4 0.6 60.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.0 1.3 3.9
Stephan Van Treese 16 13.8 1.3 2.1 58.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 30.0 2.3 1.8 4.1 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.2 1.4 2.9
George Goode 14 7.6 1.2 2.3 53.1 0.1 0.4 40.0 0.1 0.2 66.7 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.8 2.7
Tim Henderson 11 4.3 0.5 1.1 41.7 0.2 0.5 40.0 0.1 0.2 50.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.6 1.2

BEER OF THE GAME

Beer? Nah. You know what they drink in Kentucky? Bourbon. Wake up with some Woodford Reserve this morning, guys and gals. You'll thank me.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.