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GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Western Carolina Catamounts

The Golden Eagles wrap up a three game homestand with a mid-week game.

Even catamounts, like these cougars, celebrate Christmas.  Or they like destroying things. Whichever.
Even catamounts, like these cougars, celebrate Christmas. Or they like destroying things. Whichever.
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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (4-2, KenPom #41) vs Western Carolina Catamounts (2-4, KenPom #317)

THE TIME: 7:30pm Central

THE LOCATION: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

THE AUDIO/VISUAL: FS2 (TV) - Fox Sports Go (streaming) - 540 ESPN (Radio)

THE LINE: Marquette -24.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Marquette a 98% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 84-61

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • Luke Fischer (14.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 bpg)
  • Sam Hauser (8.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.8 spg)
  • Duane Wilson (7.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.2 spg)
  • Markus Howard (6.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.7 apg)
  • Haanif Cheatham (15.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.2 spg)

WESTERN CAROLINA PROBABLE STARTERS

  • Devin Peterson (8.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg)
  • Haboubacar Mutombo (10.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.6 apg)
  • Marc Gosselin (9.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.0 apg)
  • Deriece Parks (10.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.2 apg)
  • Yalim Olcay (3.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg)

THIS IS GOOD BEER. YOU SHOULD DRINK IT.

A Catamount is a big wild cat, so we should probably go with something from Big Cat Brewing Company in Michigan. We'd love to see a great performance from every Golden Eagle tonight, so how about their Crowd Pleaser blonde ale for tonight's Pint Touch?