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Game Thread #21: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 5/5 Connecticut Huskies

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Home game vs. No. 5, with No. 9 coming to town before we travel to face No. 8? Yep. Another week in the Big East.

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette vs. No. 5/5 Connecticut

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13-7 (4-3 Big East)
KenPom: 27
RPI: 62

16-2 (4-2 Big East)
KenPom: 17
RPI: 3

January 25, 2011 8:00 p.m. CDT

Bradley Center (18,600) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: BIG EAST Network (w/ Justin Kutcher and Dickey Simpkins)

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

SBN Coverage:Huskies vs Golden Eagles coverage

A View from the Other Side: The UConn Blog

All-Time Series: Marquette leads, 3-2.

Last Meeting: Marquette defeated UConn, 70-68, on January 30, 2010.

Spread: Marquette (-4)

Fresh stats, plus starters and beer, after the jump.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS
  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 10.5 ppg; 3.5 rpg; 4.0 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 16.4 ppg; 3.4 rpg; 2.9 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.2 ppg; 6.4 rpg; 2.1 apg)
  • F Jae Crowder (2010-'11 stats: 13.1 ppg; 6.8 rpg; 1.5 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.0 ppg; 2.6 rpg; 0.2 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 20 29.2 5.2 12.0 43.3 2.0 5.3 36.8 4.1 5.5 73.6 0.5 2.9 3.4 2.9 1.7 0.6 0.3 2.4 16.4
Jimmy Butler 20 33.6 4.9 10.0 49.2 0.6 1.4 40.7 4.9 6.1 79.5 2.4 4.0 6.4 2.2 1.4 1.5 0.4 1.3 15.2
Jae Crowder 20 26.5 5.1 9.5 54.0 1.4 3.2 42.9 1.6 2.8 56.4 2.7 4.1 6.8 1.5 0.7 1.5 0.8 2.1 13.1
Dwight Buycks 19 28.6 3.9 7.7 51.0 1.3 2.9 44.6 1.3 1.8 73.5 0.9 2.6 3.5 3.8 2.2 1.2 0.1 1.5 10.5
Vander Blue 20 23.9 3.1 6.4 48.0 0.2 0.9 22.2 1.9 2.9 64.9 0.8 2.4 3.2 2.5 1.8 1.3 0.4 2.2 8.2
Chris Otule 20 14.1 2.0 3.3 60.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.8 58.3 1.0 1.6 2.6 0.2 0.8 0.4 1.3 2.6 5.0
Davante Gardner 16 8.5 1.8 2.9 59.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.9 70.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.3 1.0 4.8
Joseph Fulce 13 10.5 1.8 3.2 54.8 0.2 0.5 28.6 0.5 0.5 100.0 1.0 2.1 3.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.4 4.2
Junior Cadougan 19 19.2 0.8 2.3 37.2 0.1 0.4 14.3 1.1 1.8 58.8 0.4 1.4 1.8 3.3 1.5 0.6 0.1 1.9 2.8
Erik Williams 14 7.4 1.1 2.3 46.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6 66.7 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 1.0 2.6
Jamail Jones 11 6.7 0.5 1.8 30.0 0.3 1.0 27.3 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.5 1.6
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 9 2.2 0.1 0.6 20.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 75.0 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.6


UCONN PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Kemba Walker (2010-'11 stats: 25.0 ppg; 5.3 rpg; 4.0 apg)
  • G Jeremy Lamb (2010-'11 stats: 8.1 ppg; 4.7 rpg; 1.3 apg)
  • F Tyler Olander (2010-'11 stats: 1.9 ppg; 2.8 rpg; 0.8 apg)
  • F Roscoe Smith (2010-'11 stats: 7.4 ppg; 5.4 rpg; 0.5 apg)
  • C Alex Oriakhi (2010-'11 stats: 11.2 ppg; 9.4 rpg; 0.3 apg)

UCONN 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
Kemba Walker 18 35.8 8.3 18.4 45.0 2.1 5.8 36.5 6.3 7.6 83.2 1.5 3.8 5.3 4.0 2.2 2.1 0.2 1.3 25.0
Alex Oriakhi 18 29.6 4.2 8.1 51.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 4.3 66.2 3.7 5.7 9.4 0.3 1.3 0.6 2.2 2.1 11.2
Shabazz Napier 18 23.5 2.5 6.7 37.5 1.2 3.3 36.7 2.0 2.6 78.3 0.7 1.3 2.0 3.2 1.8 1.6 0.1 1.9 8.2
Jeremy Lamb 18 21.3 3.3 7.2 46.2 0.7 2.4 30.2 0.7 0.9 75.0 1.5 3.2 4.7 1.4 1.2 0.7 0.7 1.3 8.1
Roscoe Smith 18 26.4 2.4 5.8 41.9 0.8 2.2 35.9 1.8 2.3 78.0 2.2 3.2 5.4 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.7 2.3 7.4
Jamal Coombs-McDaniel 18 15.1 1.7 4.6 36.6 0.6 2.2 25.6 1.2 1.6 78.6 0.6 2.1 2.7 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.9 5.1
Niels Giffey 18 13.1 1.1 3.0 37.0 0.4 1.4 28.0 0.6 0.8 71.4 0.6 1.0 1.6 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.1 1.3 3.2
Donnell Beverly 17 9.4 0.8 2.1 38.9 0.4 0.6 60.0 0.8 0.9 81.3 0.5 1.1 1.6 1.6 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.8 2.8
Charles Okwandu 18 14.3 1.1 2.3 48.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.6 36.4 1.2 1.3 2.4 0.6 0.8 0.2 1.4 2.2 2.4
Tyler Olander 18 13.2 0.8 2.2 35.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 75.0 1.1 1.8 2.8 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.3 2.2 1.9
Enosch Wolf 4 5.3 0.8 1.3 60.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 50.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8
Kyle Bailey 4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Benjamin Stewart 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0


BEER OF THE GAME

On the recommendation of Superstitious Bando, we're going with the Black Husky Brewing Company in Pembine, Wisconsin. Bando says that the Big Buck Brown was especially delicious, so that's the choice for tonight.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.