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Game Thread #22: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 9/10 Syracuse Orange

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Phase 1 wasn't a success. Phase 3 doesn't look promising. Let's hope Phase 2 goes better.


























BIG EAST BASKETBALL


Marquette vs. No. 9/10 Syracuse



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13-8 (4-4 Big East)
KenPom: 28
RPI: 66




18-3 (5-3 Big East)
KenPom: 15
RPI: 16



January 29, 2011 2:00 p.m. CDT


Bradley Center (18,600) Milwaukee, Wisconsin



TV: ESPNU (w/ Mark Jones and Fran Fraschilla)


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


SBN Coverage: Orange vs Golden Eagles coverage


A View from the Other Side: Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician



All-Time Series: Syracuse leads, 7-2.


Last Meeting: Syracuse defeated Marquette, 76-71, on January 23, 2010 in the Carrier Dome.


Spread: Marquette (-2)




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

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 10.7 ppg; 3.5 rpg; 4.1 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 16.5 ppg; 3.3 rpg; 2.7 apg)
    F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.5 ppg; 6.4 rpg; 2.2 apg)
  • F Jae Crowder (2010-'11 stats: 13.0 ppg; 6.9 rpg; 1.6 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 4.8 ppg; 2.5 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 21 29.3 5.3 12.0 44.0 2.0 5.3 37.8 3.9 5.3 73.2 0.5 2.8 3.3 2.7 1.7 0.6 0.3 2.4 16.5
Jimmy Butler 21 33.9 5.0 10.1 49.3 0.5 1.3 39.3 5.0 6.1 80.6 2.4 4.0 6.4 2.2 1.4 1.4 0.4 1.3 15.5
Jae Crowder 21 27.0 5.0 9.6 52.5 1.3 3.3 40.6 1.5 2.7 56.1 2.7 4.2 6.9 1.6 0.6 1.4 0.8 2.1 13.0
Dwight Buycks 20 28.8 4.0 7.8 51.3 1.4 3.1 44.3 1.3 1.8 74.3 0.9 2.7 3.5 4.0 2.3 1.2 0.1 1.7 10.7
Vander Blue 21 23.6 2.9 6.2 46.6 0.2 0.9 21.1 1.8 2.8 63.8 0.8 2.4 3.2 2.4 1.7 1.2 0.3 2.1 7.8
Chris Otule 21 13.9 1.9 3.2 59.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.7 58.3 1.0 1.5 2.5 0.2 0.9 0.3 1.3 2.5 4.8
Davante Gardner 17 8.5 1.7 2.9 58.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.8 70.0 1.0 0.9 1.9 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 1.1 4.6
Joseph Fulce 14 9.9 1.6 3.1 53.5 0.1 0.5 28.6 0.5 0.5 100.0 0.9 1.9 2.9 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.3 3.9
Junior Cadougan 20 19.3 0.8 2.3 35.6 0.1 0.4 14.3 1.1 1.9 57.9 0.4 1.4 1.8 3.2 1.5 0.8 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


SYRACUSE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Scoop Jardine (2010-'11 stats: 12.9 ppg; 2.1 rpg; 5.6 apg)
    G Brandon Triche (2010-'11 stats: 10.3 ppg; 2.4 rpg; 3.1 apg)
  • F Kris Joseph (2010-'11 stats: 15.1 ppg; 5.1 rpg; 1.8 apg)
  • F James Southerland (2010-'11 stats: 5.9 ppg; 2.9 rpg; 0.7 apg)
  • C Rick Jackson (2010-'11 stats: 13.1 ppg; 11.8 rpg; 2.6 apg)

SYRACUSE 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
Kris Joseph 20 30.3 5.0 10.5 47.4 1.4 3.6 37.5 3.9 5.6 68.8 1.1 4.1 5.1 1.8 2.0 1.4 0.7 1.5 15.1
Rick Jackson 21 34.6 5.8 10.0 57.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 3.3 48.6 3.9 8.0 11.8 2.6 1.9 1.3 2.5 1.9 13.1
Scoop Jardine 21 30.9 4.4 10.4 42.0 1.4 4.4 32.3 2.7 4.0 68.7 0.4 1.7 2.1 5.6 2.9 1.7 0.2 1.6 12.9
Brandon Triche 21 27.9 3.7 8.2 45.3 1.3 3.8 35.0 1.6 2.1 75.0 1.0 1.4 2.4 3.1 2.0 0.7 0.0 1.9 10.3
Dion Waiters 21 16.3 2.2 5.6 39.3 0.8 2.7 30.4 1.3 1.6 82.4 0.3 1.2 1.5 1.7 0.8 1.2 0.0 1.2 6.5
James Southerland 18 17.8 2.3 5.3 43.2 1.2 3.2 36.8 0.2 0.3 66.7 0.6 2.3 2.9 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.8 1.7 5.9
C.J. Fair 18 14.5 2.0 4.0 50.0 0.1 0.2 33.3 1.1 1.9 54.3 1.1 1.8 2.8 0.2 0.7 0.8 0.4 1.0 5.1
Mookie Jones 9 9.6 1.2 3.2 37.9 1.2 3.0 40.7 0.4 0.4 100.0 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.2 1.1 4.1
Baye Moussa Keita 21 16.6 1.0 1.7 55.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 51.9 1.4 2.3 3.8 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.2 2.2 2.6
Fab Melo 21 10.3 0.9 1.7 54.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.9 36.8 0.7 1.2 1.9 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.8 1.6 2.1
Matt Tomaszewski 7 2.1 0.6 0.7 80.0 0.4 0.4 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 1.6
Brandon Reese 7 2.1 0.4 0.7 60.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3 50.0 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.0
Matt Lyde-Cajuste 4 2.3 0.3 0.5 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 100.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0
Griffin Hoffman 4 2.3 0.3 0.5 50.0 0.3 0.5 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
Nick Resavy 5 1.6 0.2 0.6 33.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
Russ DeRemer 2 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
Nolan Hart 2 1.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 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


BEER OF THE GAME

I don't normally advocate putting fruit into one's beer, but I need something to drown this Orange slice, so let's go with the always-dependable Blue Moon.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.