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2K Classic GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Pittsburgh Panthers

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MU looks to bounce back from whatever the hell Thursday night was in the consolation game of the 2K Classic.

Is that what panthers look like?
Is that what panthers look like?
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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (2-1, KenPom #41) vs Pittsburgh Panthers (2-1, KenPom #54)

THE LOCATION: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

THE OCCASION: The 2016 2K Classic consolation game

THE AUDIO/VISUAL: ESPN 2 (TV) - WatchESPN (Streaming) - 540 ESPN (Radio)

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Marquette a 57% chance to win.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • Traci Carter
  • Haanif Cheatham
  • Jajuan Johnson
  • Katin Reinhardt
  • Luke Fischer

PITTSBURGH PROBABLE STARTERS

  • Cameron Johnson
  • Chris Jones
  • Jamel Artis
  • Sheldon Jeter
  • Michael Young

THIS IS GOOD BEER. YOU SHOULD DRINK SOME.

Ok, look, yes, Victory Brewing is from the eastern side of Pennsylvania, not the west where Pittsburgh is. However, I like the idea of picking a beer from a brewery named VICTORY, and also, they have Cage Radler and basketball players have been referred to as "cagers" in the past. See, they used to literally play games in cages to stop people from throwing things on the court, thus, "cagers."