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Big East GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles @ St. John's Red Storm

This might not be the matchup FOX needs as the lead-in to its Big Game Extravaganza, but it's the game FOX deserves.

SidebarMARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

Derrick Wilson (5.0 ppg; 4.0 rpg; 4.0 apg)

Jake Thomas (7.0 ppg; 2.6 rpg; 1.3 apg)

Jamil Wilson (11.8 ppg; 5.3 rpg; 2.6 apg)

Davante Gardner (14.9 ppg; 6.2 rpg; 1.5 apg)

Chris Otule (6.2 ppg; 4.4 rpg; 0.2 apg)


ST. JOHN'S PROBABLE STARTERS

Jamal Branch (4.0 ppg; 1.3 rpg; 1.8 apg)

D'Angelo Harrison (17.7 ppg; 4.1 rpg; 1.6 apg)

Rysheed Jordan (8.1 ppg; 3.2 rpg; 2.7 apg)

JaKarr Sampson (12.4 ppg; 6.3 rpg; 1.0 apg)

Orlando Sanchez (7.5 ppg; 5.3 rpg; 1.4 apg)


WITH THE SEASONS MARQUETTE AND GEORGETOWN ARE HAVING

St. John's will avoid the distinction of being the most disappointing team in the Big East. But given the staggering amount of raw talent on the Johnnies' roster, they're probably a close third in the race.


THIS IS GOOD BEER. BOTTOMS UP.

If we're getting up at the crack of noon for Big East basketball, that means we're adopting New York's own Heartland Brewery's Red Rooster Ale as this morning's Pint Touch.