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Game Thread #23: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 12/12 Villanova Wildcats

Grab your Cracker Jack and watch Marquette do battle in the crackerbox.

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette @ No. 12/12 Villanova

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14-8 (5-4 Big East)
KenPom: 25
RPI: 61


17-4 (5-3 Big East)
KenPom: 12
RPI: 15

February 2, 2011 6:00 p.m. CDT

The Pavilion (6,500) Villanova, Pennsylvania

TV: ESPNU (w/ Carter Blackburn and LaPhonso Ellis)

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

SBN Coverage: Golden Eagles vs Wildcats coverage

A View from the Other Side: The Nova Blog

All-Time Series: Villanova leads 10-7.

Last Meeting: Marquette defeated Villanova, 80-76, on March 11, 2010 in the 2010 Big East Conference Tournament.

Spread: Villanova (-6)


Starters. Stats. Beer. JUMP.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 10.4 ppg; 3.6 rpg; 4.3 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 16.5 ppg; 3.2 rpg; 2.7 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.6 ppg; 6.5 rpg; 2.2 apg)
  • F Jae Crowder (2010-'11 stats: 13.5 ppg; 6.9 rpg; 1.5 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 4.8 ppg; 2.4 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 22 29.4 5.2 11.8 44.4 2.0 5.2 38.3 4.0 5.4 74.8 0.5 2.7 3.2 2.7 1.7 0.6 0.3 2.5 16.5
Jimmy Butler 22 33.9 5.0 10.1 49.8 0.6 1.4 43.3 5.0 6.2 79.6 2.5 4.0 6.5 2.2 1.4 1.4 0.4 1.3 15.6
Jae Crowder 22 27.4 5.2 9.9 52.3 1.3 3.3 40.3 1.8 3.0 59.7 2.6 4.3 6.9 1.5 0.6 1.4 0.8 2.0 13.5
Dwight Buycks 21 29.0 3.9 7.6 51.2 1.3 3.0 43.8 1.3 1.9 69.2 0.8 2.8 3.6 4.1 2.3 1.2 0.1 1.7 10.4
Vander Blue 22 23.0 2.8 6.1 45.9 0.2 0.9 20.0 1.7 2.6 63.8 0.8 2.3 3.1 2.3 1.7 1.2 0.3 2.0 7.5
Chris Otule 22 14.5 1.9 3.2 60.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.7 57.9 1.0 1.5 2.4 0.2 0.9 0.4 1.3 2.5 4.8
Davante Gardner 18 8.4 1.6 2.8 58.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.8 71.9 0.9 0.9 1.8 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.3 1.0 4.5
Joseph Fulce 15 9.7 1.5 2.9 53.5 0.1 0.5 28.6 0.5 0.5 100.0 0.9 1.8 2.7 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.2 3.7
Junior Cadougan 21 18.8 0.8 2.1 35.6 0.0 0.3 14.3 1.0 1.8 57.9 0.4 1.4 1.8 3.1 1.5 0.7 0.1 1.8 2.6
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

VILLANOVA PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Corey Fisher (2010-'11 stats: 15.6 ppg; 3.3 rpg; 5.0 apg)
  • G Corey Stokes (2010-'11 stats: 15.2 ppg; 3.6 rpg; 1.5 apg)
  • G Dominic Cheek (2010-'11 stats: 7.0 ppg; 4.0 rpg; 0.8 apg)
  • F Antonio Pena (2010-'11 stats: 10.2 ppg; 7.4 rpg; 1.3 apg)
  • C Mouphtaou Yarou (2010-'11 stats: 8.3 ppg; 7.4 rpg; 0.5 apg)

VILLANOVA 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
Corey Fisher 21 33.4 4.8 11.8 40.9 1.4 4.1 33.3 4.6 5.8 78.7 0.7 2.6 3.3 5.0 2.3 1.4 0.1 2.0 15.6
Corey Stokes 21 32.9 4.5 10.5 42.5 2.9 7.0 41.5 3.4 3.6 94.7 0.4 3.2 3.6 1.5 1.7 1.0 0.2 2.4 15.2
Maalik Wayns 21 29.4 4.5 10.8 41.9 0.9 3.5 24.7 4.2 5.1 82.4 0.6 2.3 2.9 5.0 2.7 1.2 0.0 2.3 14.1
Antonio Pena 21 31.7 4.4 8.1 54.1 0.0 0.2 25.0 1.4 2.0 69.0 2.4 5.0 7.4 1.5 1.4 1.0 0.7 2.0 10.2
Mouphtaou Yarou 21 23.7 3.0 6.6 46.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 3.4 63.9 2.7 4.7 7.4 0.5 1.3 0.5 1.1 2.4 8.3
Dominic Cheek 20 20.5 2.3 5.6 40.2 1.0 2.6 36.5 1.5 2.0 76.9 1.7 2.3 4.0 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.2 2.0 7.0
Maurice Sutton 18 11.5 0.9 1.6 58.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.9 62.9 0.8 1.9 2.7 0.3 0.8 0.2 1.2 2.1 3.1
Isaiah Armwood 20 14.1 0.9 1.9 48.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.9 64.7 1.2 2.3 3.5 0.2 0.9 0.3 0.9 1.2 2.4
James Bell 14 8.2 0.5 1.2 41.2 0.2 0.8 27.3 0.4 0.4 100.0 0.3 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 1.2 1.6
Dallas Ouano 3 3.0 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 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Russell Wooten 5 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

BEER OF THE GAME

Were you snowdrifted in your house today, too? If you were, I think you'll agree that Odell's Isolation Ale is the only possible choice for tonight.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.