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Game Thread #15: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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One down, seventeen to go!

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette @ Rutgers

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10-4 (1-0 Big East)
KenPom: 39
RPI: 108

9-4 (0-1 Big East)
KenPom: 100
RPI: 76

January 5, 2011 6:30 p.m. CDT

Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,000)
New Brunswick, New Jersey

TV: BIG EAST Network (w/ Scott Graham and Bob Wenzel)

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

SBN Coverage: Golden Eagles vs Scarlet Knights coverage

A View from the Other Side: On the Banks

All-Time Series: Marquette leads, 4-1.

Last Meeting: Marquette defeated Rutgers, 82-59, on January 26, 2010 at the Bradley Center.

Spread: Marquette (-5.5)


Starters, stats and beer, after the jump!

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 9.9 ppg; 3.6 rpg; 4.6 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 14.6 ppg; 3.6 rpg; 2.5 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 14.9 ppg; 6.4 rpg; 2.4 apg)
  • F Jae Crowder (2010-'11 stats: 12.7 ppg; 6.6 rpg; 1.4 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.4 ppg; 3.0 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
Jimmy Butler 14 32.3 4.9 10.0 49.3 0.6 1.5 38.1 4.5 5.9 76.8 2.1 4.3 6.4 2.4 1.4 1.4 0.5 1.2 14.9
Darius Johnson-Odom 14 27.2 4.9 11.4 42.8 1.6 4.7 33.3 3.4 4.6 73.4 0.6 3.1 3.6 2.5 1.8 0.6 0.2 2.4 14.6
Jae Crowder 14 25.0 4.9 8.6 57.0 1.1 2.5 42.9 1.8 3.0 59.5 2.5 4.1 6.6 1.4 0.7 1.7 0.9 1.5 12.7
Vander Blue 14 26.1 3.8 7.7 49.1 0.3 1.2 23.5 2.1 3.0 69.0 0.9 2.7 3.6 3.0 1.9 1.7 0.5 2.1 9.9
Dwight Buycks 13 28.2 3.8 7.6 50.5 0.9 2.8 33.3 1.3 1.6 81.0 0.8 2.8 3.6 4.4 2.3 1.5 0.2 2.0 9.9
Davante Gardner 11 10.1 2.5 4.1 62.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.5 71.4 1.2 1.5 2.6 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.3 6.9
Chris Otule 14 14.2 2.4 3.6 68.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.3 44.4 1.2 1.8 3.0 0.2 0.7 0.2 1.6 2.4 5.4
Joseph Fulce 7 10.1 1.4 2.6 55.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.7 100.0 1.0 2.4 3.4 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1 1.0 3.6
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 13 18.6 0.8 2.0 42.3 0.1 0.5 16.7 0.8 1.6 47.6 0.2 1.2 1.5 3.1 1.7 0.5 0.2 1.6 2.5
Jamail Jones 8 8.4 0.8 2.1 35.3 0.4 1.0 37.5 0.4 0.4 100.0 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.8 2.3
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

RUTGERS PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G James Beatty (2010-'11 stats: 7.3 ppg; 3.5 rpg; 3.0 apg)
  • G Dane Miller (2010-'11 stats: 10.3 ppg; 6.2 rpg; 2.5 apg)
  • G Mike Coburn (2010-'11 stats: 10.1 ppg; 2.0 rpg; 3.8 apg)
  • F Jonathan Mitchell (2010-'11 stats: 13.0 ppg; 5.9 rpg; 0.7 apg)
  • F Gilvydas Biruta (2010-'11 stats: 9.1 ppg; 5.3 rpg; 0.5 apg)

RUTGERS 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
Jonathan Mitchell 13 28.6 4.7 10.5 44.9 1.5 3.7 41.7 2.1 2.8 75.0 2.1 3.8 5.9 0.8 1.2 1.0 0.8 1.5 13.0
Dane Miller 13 27.6 4.0 9.8 40.9 0.4 1.6 23.8 1.9 3.1 62.5 2.2 3.9 6.2 2.5 2.0 1.1 1.7 2.5 10.3
Mike Coburn 13 33.1 3.5 7.5 46.9 0.7 1.8 39.1 2.3 3.8 61.2 0.4 1.6 2.0 3.8 1.8 1.5 0.3 2.0 10.1
Gilvydas Biruta 13 20.6 3.2 6.0 52.6 0.2 0.8 27.3 2.5 3.5 71.7 2.1 3.2 5.3 0.5 1.0 0.7 1.0 3.2 9.1
James Beatty 13 31.2 2.3 6.3 36.6 1.8 5.0 36.9 0.8 1.2 68.8 0.5 3.1 3.5 3.0 1.6 2.1 0.2 1.8 7.3
Mike Poole 13 19.7 3.0 6.2 48.8 0.2 1.0 15.4 1.1 1.3 82.4 1.1 2.2 3.3 1.5 1.9 1.5 0.5 2.4 7.2
Austin Johnson 13 18.1 2.5 4.0 61.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.6 33.3 1.2 1.5 2.6 0.5 1.2 0.5 0.5 2.4 5.5
Robert Lumpkins 11 12.2 1.1 3.5 30.8 0.3 1.2 23.1 0.7 0.8 88.9 0.5 0.9 1.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 2.5 3.2
Austin Carroll 13 10.2 0.7 2.2 31.0 0.5 1.5 30.0 0.2 0.3 75.0 0.1 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.4 2.1
Mike Kuhn 6 1.7 0.2 0.8 20.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
Frank Mitchell 5 1.8 0.2 0.8 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4
Charlie Rigoglioso 6 1.7 0.2 0.5 33.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3
Matthew Schiff 2 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Soo Soo Taulelei 2 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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0


BEER OF THE GAME

A game against a team in red calls for one of Rubie's favorite beers of all time: Leinie's Red, which, it now appears, is being called Leinie's Red Lager. A rose by any other name smells as sweet, I guess, so drink up.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.