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Game Thread #16: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 5/5 Pittsburgh Panthers

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And then things got serious.

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette @ No. 5/5 Pitt

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11-4 (2-0 Big East)
KenPom: 39
RPI: 84

14-1 (2-0 Big East)
KenPom: 7
RPI: 7

January 8, 2011 1:00 p.m. CDT

Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: BIG EAST Network (w/ Lou Canellis and Dickey Simpkins)

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

SBN Coverage: Golden Eagles vs Panthers coverage

A View from the Other Side: Cardiac Hill

All-Time Series: Pitt leads, 7-6.

Last Meeting: Pitt defeated Marquette, 58-51, on February 18, 2010 at the Bradley Center.

Spread: Pitt (-8)

Starters, stats and beer, after the jump.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS
  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 9.2 ppg; 3.4 rpg; 4.4 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 15.6 ppg; 3.4 rpg; 2.5 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.0 ppg; 6.3 rpg; 2.1 apg)
  • F Jae Crowder (2010-'11 stats: 12.9 ppg; 6.6 rpg; 1.3 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.3 ppg; 2.9 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 15 27.8 5.1 11.5 44.5 1.8 4.9 36.5 3.5 4.8 73.6 0.5 2.9 3.4 2.5 1.9 0.6 0.3 2.3 15.6
Jimmy Butler 15 32.6 4.9 9.8 49.7 0.5 1.4 38.1 4.7 6.1 78.0 2.1 4.3 6.3 2.2 1.5 1.3 0.5 1.1 15.0
Jae Crowder 15 25.5 5.0 8.9 56.4 1.2 2.7 43.9 1.7 2.8 59.5 2.5 4.1 6.6 1.3 0.7 1.7 0.8 1.7 12.9
Vander Blue 15 26.4 3.7 7.5 49.1 0.3 1.1 23.5 2.1 3.1 66.0 0.9 2.7 3.7 2.8 2.0 1.7 0.5 2.0 9.7
Dwight Buycks 14 26.9 3.6 7.1 50.5 0.9 2.6 33.3 1.2 1.6 73.9 0.7 2.7 3.4 4.1 2.1 1.4 0.1 1.9 9.2
Davante Gardner 12 9.9 2.3 3.8 60.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.5 70.0 1.3 1.3 2.6 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.3 1.3 6.4
Chris Otule 15 13.8 2.3 3.3 68.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.5 50.0 1.1 1.7 2.9 0.2 0.9 0.3 1.5 2.4 5.3
Joseph Fulce 8 10.0 1.4 2.5 55.0 0.1 0.3 50.0 0.6 0.6 100.0 1.0 2.3 3.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.9 3.5
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 14 19.4 0.8 2.1 37.9 0.1 0.5 14.3 0.7 1.6 43.5 0.3 1.3 1.6 3.4 1.6 0.5 0.1 1.6 2.4
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

PITT PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Ashton Gibbs (2010-'11 stats: 16.3 ppg; 2.3 rpg; 3.7 apg)
  • G Brad Wannamaker (2010-'11 stats: 12.8 ppg; 4.9 rpg; 5.3 apg)
  • F Gilbert Brown (2010-'11 stats: 11.4 ppg; 4.5 rpg; 3.1 apg)
  • F Nasir Robinson (2010-'11 stats: 7.3 ppg; 5.7 rpg; 1.1 apg)
  • C Gary McGhee (2010-'11 stats: 6.5 ppg; 7.3 rpg; 0.1 apg)

PITT 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
Ashton Gibbs 15 30.9 5.3 11.7 44.9 3.1 6.9 44.7 2.7 3.1 87.0 0.4 1.9 2.3 3.7 1.8 0.4 0.0 1.3 16.3
Brad Wanamaker 15 27.5 4.3 8.6 49.6 0.6 1.6 37.5 3.7 4.9 75.3 1.7 3.3 4.9 5.3 2.4 1.7 0.3 1.8 12.8
Gilbert Brown 15 24.9 4.1 8.7 46.9 1.4 3.2 43.8 1.9 2.6 71.8 1.2 3.3 4.5 3.1 1.7 0.5 0.3 1.8 11.4
Nasir Robinson 12 20.8 2.9 5.4 53.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5 3.0 50.0 1.7 4.0 5.7 1.2 1.3 0.3 0.1 2.6 7.3
Dante Taylor 15 16.1 3.0 4.3 70.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.0 60.0 2.9 2.5 5.4 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.9 1.9 7.2
Travon Woodall 15 21.1 2.1 5.5 37.3 0.7 2.3 31.4 2.1 2.9 74.4 0.2 1.5 1.7 3.9 1.5 1.0 0.1 2.6 7.0
Gary McGhee 15 20.1 2.6 4.8 54.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.8 45.2 2.6 4.7 7.3 0.1 0.8 0.3 1.4 1.5 6.5
Talib Zanna 15 15.3 1.9 3.3 58.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.9 1.9 48.3 2.2 2.5 4.7 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.5 2.1 4.8
J.J. Moore 14 9.4 1.8 3.6 50.0 0.4 1.4 31.6 0.6 0.8 72.7 0.8 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.8 4.6
Lamar Patterson 14 13.0 1.1 3.3 32.6 0.3 1.5 19.0 0.5 0.8 63.6 1.4 0.5 1.9 1.2 1.0 0.3 0.1 1.1 2.9
J.J. Richardson 10 6.8 0.9 1.8 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 50.0 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.2 2.2
Nick Rivers 7 2.6 0.3 1.0 28.6 0.1 0.4 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.7
Aron Nwankwo 6 1.8 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 50.0 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2


BEER OF THE GAME

When you're 10 years removed from college, like I am, your purchases of kegs -- which used to be a weekly occurrence, it seems -- are few and far between. Today, though, we throw down the gauntlet: you're with me, pony of New Glarus Spotted Cow. Let's do this.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.