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Big East GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons

CAN. NOT. LOSE.

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (11-5, 2-2 Big East) vs DePaul Blue Demons (8-9, 1-3 Big East)

THE TIME: 1pm Central

THE LOCATION: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

THE AUDIO/VISUAL: Fox Sports Wisconsin (TV) - Fox Sports Go (Streaming) - 540 ESPN (Radio)

THE LINE: Marquette -16

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Marquette a 93% chance of victory with a predicted score of 87-71.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Luke Fischer (12.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 bpg)
  • Sam Hauser (9.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • Jajuan Johnson (13.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.6 spg)
  • Haanif Cheatham (11.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.1 spg)
  • Markus Howard (12.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg)

NOTE: Markus Howard is averaging 20 points, 2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.5 steals in Big East games. He's also shooting 70% on three-point attempts against league foes. SEVENTY. PERCENT.

DEPAUL PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Eli Cain (16.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg)
  • Tre`Darius McCallum (9.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 spg)
  • Billy Garrett (15.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.2 spg)
  • Brandon Cyrus (5.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg)
  • Joe Hanel (4.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg)

THIS IS GOOD BEER. YOU SHOULD DRINK IT.

We really need Marquette to smash DePaul today, so the Pint Touch for this game is Lakefront Brewery's SMaSH Ale.