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GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

IT’S THE FIRST GAME OF THE YEAR EVERYBODY GET CRAZY

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Mount St Mary's vs Villanova Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (0-0) vs Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (0-0)

THE TIME: 8pm Central

THE LOCATION: BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: Fox Sports Wisconsin/Fox Sports Regional

THE STREAMING: Fox Sports Go

THE RADIO: 540 ESPN Milwaukee

THE LIVE STATS: GameTracker

THE LINE: Off the board, apparently

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Marquette a 96% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 86-66.

MARQUETTE ROSTER UPDATE: Ike Eke will be redshirting for the 2017-18 season and thus will not be playing in this game.

MARQUETTE INJURY UPDATE: Markus Howard (ankle) and Greg Elliott (thumb) are dealing with injuries and will be game time decisions.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Andrew Rowsey (11.6 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.3 apg in 2016-17)
  • Haanif Cheatham (8.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.2 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (redshirted 16-17)
  • Sam Hauser (8.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.3 apg)
  • Matt Heldt (2.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg)

MOUNT ST. MARY’S PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Bobby Planutis (Freshman)
  • Ryan Gomes (2.2 ppg, 1.0 rpg)
  • Junior Robinson (14.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.9 apg)
  • Jonah Antonio (Redshirt freshman)
  • Donald Carey (Freshman)