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Game Thread #29: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Providence Friars

Don't sleep on Providence.

BIG EAST BASKETBALL

Marquette vs. Providence

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17-11 (8-7 Big East)
KenPom: 31
RPI: 51

14-14 (3-12 Big East)
KenPom: 77
RPI: 143

February 27, 2011 3:00 p.m. CDT

Bradley Center (18,600) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: BIG EAST Network (w/ Mike Gleason and Dave Kaplan)

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

SBN Coverage: Friars vs Golden Eagles coverage

All-Time Series: Marquette leads, 8-4.

Last Meeting: Marquette defeated Providence, 82-79, on February 6, 2010.

Spread: Marquette (-10)

Stats, plus starters and beer, after the jump.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Junior Cadougan (2010-'11 stats: 2.8 ppg; 1.6 rpg; 2.9 apg)
  • G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 16.0 ppg; 3.1 rpg; 2.5 apg)
  • F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 15.6 ppg; 6.2 rpg; 2.2 apg)
  • F Erik Williams (2010-'11 stats: 2.4 ppg; 1.8 rpg; 0.1 apg)
  • C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.2 ppg; 3.3 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 28 30.0 5.2 12.1 42.9 1.9 5.2 35.6 3.8 5.1 72.9 0.4 2.7 3.1 2.5 1.8 0.8 0.2 2.6 16.0
Jimmy Butler 28 34.5 5.2 10.5 49.8 0.5 1.5 36.6 4.6 5.9 78.2 2.4 3.8 6.2 2.2 1.5 1.3 0.3 1.4 15.6
Jae Crowder 28 27.9 4.8 9.4 51.0 1.2 3.3 37.4 2.0 3.4 59.6 2.5 4.5 7.0 1.7 0.6 1.4 0.9 2.1 12.8
Dwight Buycks 27 29.8 3.6 7.6 47.6 1.2 2.9 41.0 1.5 2.1 70.7 0.7 2.4 3.1 4.1 2.4 1.2 0.1 1.7 10.0
Vander Blue 28 21.0 2.3 5.4 43.0 0.1 0.8 17.4 1.5 2.4 62.7 0.8 2.1 3.0 2.0 1.6 1.0 0.3 1.9 6.3
Chris Otule 28 16.3 2.0 3.5 58.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.0 56.4 1.4 1.9 3.3 0.1 0.9 0.3 1.4 2.7 5.2
Davante Gardner 24 7.8 1.4 2.5 55.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.9 75.6 0.9 0.9 1.8 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.2 1.3 4.3
Joseph Fulce 21 10.2 1.5 3.0 50.8 0.2 0.7 35.7 0.4 0.4 100.0 0.7 1.9 2.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.3 3.7
Junior Cadougan 27 18.5 0.9 2.1 42.1 0.1 0.3 22.2 1.0 1.6 59.1 0.3 1.3 1.6 2.9 1.5 0.6 0.1 1.7 2.8
Erik Williams 15 7.4 1.0 2.2 45.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6 66.7 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.9 2.4
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


PROVIDENCE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Gerard Coleman (2010-'11 stats: 10.0 ppg; 2.7 rpg; 1.5 apg)
  • G Vincent Council (2010-'11 stats: 13.2 ppg; 4.4 rpg; 6.2 apg)
  • F Bilal Dixon (2010-'11 stats: 6.0 ppg; 6.4 rpg; 0.3 apg)
    F Marshon Brooks (2010-'11 stats: 25.4 ppg; 7.3 rpg; 2.1 apg)
  • C Kadeem Batts (2010-'11 stats: 7.4 ppg; 5.8 rpg; 0.6 apg)

PROVIDENCE 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
Marshon Brooks 28 36.2 9.0 18.1 49.6 2.1 6.3 33.5 5.4 7.0 76.9 2.4 4.9 7.3 2.1 3.1 1.6 1.3 2.5 25.4
Vincent Council 28 35.9 4.2 11.9 35.0 1.3 4.1 31.6 3.6 4.9 72.5 1.3 3.2 4.4 6.2 3.3 1.6 0.5 2.3 13.2
Gerard Coleman 27 28.9 4.0 9.3 42.8 0.4 1.9 20.0 1.7 3.0 55.6 0.8 1.9 2.7 1.5 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.5 10.0
Duke Mondy 28 27.1 2.5 7.1 35.4 1.7 5.4 30.9 1.0 1.6 63.6 1.1 2.2 3.3 1.2 1.3 2.1 0.3 2.2 7.7
Kadeem Batts 28 20.9 2.4 5.1 45.8 0.3 0.6 38.9 2.4 3.8 64.8 2.9 2.9 5.8 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.4 2.8 7.4
Bilal Dixon 28 20.6 2.6 4.8 53.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 45.1 2.2 4.3 6.4 0.3 1.1 0.3 1.5 2.8 6.0
Bryce Cotton 27 13.5 1.2 2.9 41.6 0.3 1.3 22.9 1.0 1.2 78.8 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.4 3.6
Ron Giplaye 24 5.8 0.6 1.3 46.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.2 48.3 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.9 1.8
Dre Evans 28 6.1 0.4 1.0 42.9 0.4 0.9 41.7 0.3 0.4 80.0 0.1 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.5
Ray Hall 23 5.3 0.5 0.8 61.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 44.4 0.9 1.1 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.1
Ted Bancroft 3 2.7 0.3 1.7 20.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.7
Lee Goldsbrough 16 4.8 0.3 0.8 30.8 0.1 0.3 40.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.6
Chris Carter 4 1.8 0.3 0.8 33.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5
Mike Murray 3 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 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0
Xavier Davis 4 2.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

BEER OF THE GAME

This one promises to be a fast-paced, run-'n-gun affair, so we'll adopt Lakefront's Fuel Cafe for today's contest.

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.