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Game Thread #28: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 14/15 Connecticut Huskies

The Backed Into A Corner Tour rolls into Hartford.

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette vs. No. 14/15 Connecticut

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16-11 (7-7 Big East)
KenPom: 33
RPI: 68

20-6 (8-6 Big East)
KenPom: 26
RPI: 15

February 24, 2011 6:00 p.m. CDT

XL Center (16,294) Hartford, Connecticut

TV: ESPN (w/ Jon Sciambi and LaPhonso Ellis)

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

SBN Coverage: Golden Eagles vs Huskies coverage

A View from the Other Side: The UConn Blog

All-Time Series: Tied, 3-3.

Last Meeting: UConn defeated Marquette, 76-68, on January 25 in Milwaukee.

Spread: UConn (-5.5)

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

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS
  • G Junior Cadougan (2010-'11 stats: 2.7 ppg; 1.7 rpg; 2.9 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 16.0 ppg; 3.1 rpg; 1.8 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.6 ppg; 6.2 rpg; 2.3 apg)
  • F Joseph Fulce (2010-'11 stats: 3.8 ppg; 2.6 rpg; 0.4 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.1 ppg; 3.2 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 27 30.0 5.1 12.0 42.9 1.9 5.1 37.4 3.8 5.2 72.9 0.4 2.6 3.1 2.5 1.8 0.6 0.2 2.6 16.0
Jimmy Butler 27 34.2 5.2 10.3 50.5 0.5 1.4 35.9 4.7 5.9 79.7 2.4 3.8 6.2 2.3 1.4 1.3 0.3 1.4 15.6
Jae Crowder 27 27.8 4.9 9.4 51.6 1.3 3.3 38.6 2.0 3.4 60.4 2.3 4.5 6.8 1.7 0.6 1.5 0.9 2.1 13.0
Dwight Buycks 26 29.6 3.6 7.5 48.2 1.2 2.8 41.7 1.5 2.0 71.7 0.7 2.4 3.1 4.2 2.5 1.1 0.1 1.7 9.8
Vander Blue 27 21.1 2.4 5.4 43.5 0.1 0.8 18.2 1.4 2.3 60.7 0.8 2.2 3.0 2.0 1.6 1.0 0.3 1.9 6.3
Chris Otule 27 15.7 2.0 3.4 60.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.9 53.8 1.3 1.9 3.2 0.1 0.9 0.3 1.4 2.6 5.1
Davante Gardner 23 8.1 1.5 2.6 56.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.0 75.6 1.0 0.9 1.8 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.2 1.3 4.4
Joseph Fulce 20 10.2 1.6 3.0 51.7 0.3 0.7 35.7 0.5 0.5 100.0 0.8 1.9 2.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 1.3 3.8
Junior Cadougan 26 18.6 0.8 2.1 40.0 0.0 0.3 12.5 1.0 1.7 59.1 0.3 1.3 1.7 2.9 1.5 0.6 0.1 1.8 2.7
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 12 6.3 0.5 1.7 30.0 0.3 0.9 27.3 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.5 1.5
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 Jeremy Lamb (2010-'11 stats: 9.6 ppg; 4.4 rpg; 1.7 apg)
  • G Kemba Walker (2010-'11 stats: 22.9 ppg; 5.3 rpg; 4.6 apg)
  • F Roscoe Smith (2010-'11 stats: 6.9 ppg; 5.5 rpg; 0.5 apg)
  • F Alex Oriakhi (2010-'11 stats: 10.3 ppg; 8.5 rpg; 0.3 apg)
  • C Charles Okwandu (2010-'11 stats: 2.7 ppg; 3.0 rpg; 0.7 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 26 37.0 7.6 17.8 42.9 2.0 5.7 35.6 5.6 7.2 77.7 1.3 4.0 5.3 4.6 1.9 1.9 0.2 1.3 22.9
Alex Oriakhi 26 29.3 4.0 7.8 51.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 3.7 63.5 3.7 4.8 8.5 0.3 1.3 0.5 2.1 2.4 10.3
Jeremy Lamb 26 24.7 4.0 8.6 46.0 1.0 3.0 31.6 0.7 1.0 73.1 1.3 3.1 4.4 1.7 1.2 0.8 0.6 1.5 9.6
Shabazz Napier 26 23.0 2.5 6.8 37.3 1.3 3.7 36.5 1.9 2.6 73.1 0.7 1.7 2.3 3.0 1.8 1.7 0.0 1.7 8.3
Roscoe Smith 26 26.3 2.3 6.0 38.1 0.6 2.1 27.8 1.8 2.3 76.7 2.2 3.3 5.5 0.5 0.8 0.7 1.4 2.0 6.9
Jamal Coombs-McDaniel 26 16.2 2.2 5.0 44.3 0.7 2.1 31.5 1.3 1.7 81.4 0.6 2.3 2.8 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.2 1.0 6.5
Charles Okwandu 26 15.1 1.2 2.8 43.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 53.3 1.1 2.0 3.0 0.7 0.9 0.3 1.4 2.2 2.7
Niels Giffey 26 10.8 0.9 2.3 39.3 0.4 1.2 33.3 0.4 0.5 71.4 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.1 1.0 2.6
Donnell Beverly 25 9.8 0.6 1.6 36.6 0.3 0.5 58.3 0.7 0.9 77.3 0.4 1.1 1.5 1.6 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.9 2.2
Tyler Olander 26 10.7 0.6 1.7 36.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 70.0 0.7 1.4 2.1 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.2 1.7 1.5
Enosch Wolf 5 4.6 0.6 1.0 60.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 50.0 0.8 0.4 1.2 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.4
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

This didn't work so well the last time, so we'll stick with the Black Husky Brewing Company but change the flavor: you've failed us, Big Buck Brown, so tonight it's Sproose Joose time.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.