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Game Thread #34: Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 14 Louisville Cardinals

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ALL ABOARD THE REVENGE EXPRESS.

BIG EAST TOURNAMENT

Round 3: Marquette vs. No. 14 Louisville

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20-13 (9-9 Big East)
KenPom: 25
RPI: 57

23-8 (12-6 Big East)
KenPom: 14
RPI: 22

March 10, 2011 8:00 p.m. (ish) CST

Madison Square Garden (19,786) New York, New York

TV: ESPN (w/ Sean McDonough, Bill Raftery, and Jay Bilas)

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

SBN Coverage: Golden Eagles vs Cardinals coverage

A View from the Other Side: Card Chronicle

All-Time Series: Louisville leads, 39-25.

Last Meeting: Still not ready to talk about it.

Spread: Louisville (-4)

You're standing on the tracks and the train's coming through, butthead. So JUMP.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS
  • G Dwight Buycks (2010-'11 stats: 9.4 ppg; 3.2 rpg; 3.7 apg)
    G Darius Johnson-Odom (2010-'11 stats: 16.0 ppg; 3.1 rpg; 2.4 apg)
    F Jimmy Butler (2010-'11 stats: 16.0 ppg; 6.2 rpg; 2.3 apg)
    F Erik Williams (2010-'11 stats: 2.3 ppg; 1.8 rpg; 0.2 apg)
    C Chris Otule (2010-'11 stats: 5.5 ppg; 3.5 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
Jimmy Butler 33 34.6 5.1 10.3 49.6 0.6 1.5 37.3 5.2 6.6 78.5 2.4 3.8 6.2 2.3 1.5 1.3 0.4 1.4 16.0
Darius Johnson-Odom 33 30.0 5.3 12.2 43.6 1.9 5.3 36.6 3.4 4.7 72.7 0.4 2.7 3.1 2.4 1.9 0.8 0.2 2.5 16.0
Jae Crowder 33 27.6 4.3 8.8 48.8 1.2 3.2 36.5 2.0 3.4 59.5 2.2 4.7 6.9 1.6 0.7 1.4 0.8 2.2 11.8
Dwight Buycks 32 28.8 3.4 7.3 47.0 1.2 2.8 42.0 1.3 1.9 69.4 0.7 2.4 3.2 3.7 2.3 1.2 0.1 1.7 9.4
Vander Blue 33 19.8 2.1 5.1 41.1 0.1 0.8 16.0 1.3 2.2 60.6 0.9 2.1 3.1 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.8 5.6
Chris Otule 33 17.2 2.2 3.8 58.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.0 57.6 1.6 1.9 3.5 0.1 1.1 0.3 1.5 2.6 5.5
Davante Gardner 29 8.5 1.5 2.6 58.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.9 74.1 0.9 1.1 1.9 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.2 1.3 4.4
Joseph Fulce 25 9.4 1.4 2.8 50.7 0.3 0.7 38.9 0.5 0.5 100.0 0.6 1.7 2.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.3 3.7
Junior Cadougan 32 19.4 1.2 2.7 43.0 0.1 0.4 16.7 1.2 2.0 60.3 0.3 1.5 1.8 3.3 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.7 3.6
Erik Williams 20 7.1 1.0 2.2 46.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.5 66.7 0.9 1.0 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.8 2.3
Jamail Jones 15 6.0 0.5 1.6 33.3 0.3 0.9 28.6 0.2 0.2 100.0 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.5 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 11 2.1 0.1 0.5 16.7 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 0.5

LOUISVILLE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • G Preston Knowles (2010-'11 stats: 14.3 ppg; 3.7 rpg; 2.9 apg)
    G Peyton Siva (2010-'11 stats: 10.1 ppg; 2.8 rpg; 5.0 apg)
  • G Chris Smith (2010-'11 stats: 9.4 ppg; 4.3 rpg; 2.4 apg)
  • G Kyle Kuric (2010-'11 stats: 10.3 ppg; 3.4 rpg; 1.1 apg)
  • F Terrence Jennings (2010-'11 stats: 9.4 ppg; 5.2 rpg; 0.8 apg)

LOUISVILLE 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
Preston Knowles 29 30.0 4.9 12.9 37.6 2.9 7.6 38.5 1.7 2.0 81.4 0.6 3.1 3.7 2.9 1.9 1.9 0.2 2.7 14.3
Kyle Kuric 28 26.3 3.7 7.2 51.2 2.1 4.5 46.5 0.8 1.0 82.1 1.0 2.4 3.4 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.2 1.7 10.3
Peyton Siva 30 28.0 3.3 7.3 45.0 0.7 2.7 27.2 2.8 4.2 68.0 0.3 2.5 2.8 5.0 2.9 2.1 0.2 2.6 10.1
Terrence Jennings 29 23.7 3.7 7.0 52.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.1 63.7 2.4 2.8 5.2 0.8 1.1 0.7 1.8 2.7 9.4
Chris Smith 30 25.4 3.3 6.9 47.8 1.1 2.5 42.1 1.7 2.4 69.9 1.4 2.9 4.3 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.1 1.4 9.4
Rakeem Buckles 16 18.8 2.4 5.1 48.1 0.7 1.6 42.3 1.2 1.9 61.3 2.3 3.9 6.1 1.5 2.3 0.8 0.3 2.4 6.8
Mike Marra 26 19.7 2.1 6.4 32.3 1.5 5.2 28.1 0.8 1.0 76.9 0.4 1.7 2.1 2.1 1.2 0.9 0.3 1.3 6.4
Gorgui Dieng 24 16.0 2.4 3.8 62.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.0 56.3 1.9 2.7 4.6 0.8 1.0 0.5 2.1 2.2 5.9
Stephan Van Treese 28 14.6 1.5 2.1 69.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 32.1 1.8 2.1 3.9 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.1 1.8 3.3
George Goode 23 8.3 1.3 2.7 46.8 0.1 0.3 33.3 0.2 0.3 71.4 0.6 0.8 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.0 2.8
Elisha Justice 24 10.5 0.8 2.2 34.6 0.3 1.1 26.9 0.8 1.3 61.3 0.1 1.0 1.0 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.0 1.3 2.6
Russ Smith 15 6.2 0.9 2.7 35.0 0.5 1.1 41.2 0.2 0.3 60.0 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 1.1 2.5
Tim Henderson 16 3.6 0.4 1.2 31.6 0.1 0.5 25.0 0.1 0.1 50.0 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.9

MR. KENSINGTON'S DEGENERATE GAMBLING CHALLENGE

For entertainment purposes only, here are tonight's Over/Unders:

Points for Junior Cadougan: 8.5

Marquette turnovers on offense: 13.5

Marquette turnovers on defense: 13.5

Marquette's largest lead: 10.5

Points for Jae Crowder: 7.5

3-pointers made by Louisville: 12.5

Number of #ontheclock hashtags on the game thread: 9.5

Number of Rick Pitino "premature" jokes made on the game thread: 15.5

BEER OF THE GAME

As Marquette battles the Redbirds, why not down a few Ouisconsing Red Ales from Central Waters Brewing Company? It's one of the Admiral's favorites, and he's never lead you astray before, has he?

Enjoy the game, and bring me home a winner.