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Game Thread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs American University Eagles

One last non-conference tune-up before Big East action begins.

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There’s only the one picture of AU’s actual mascot in the hopper, so here’s a real bald eagle.
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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (8-3) vs American University Eagles (3-7)

THE TIME: 6 pm CT

THE LOCATION: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: FS1

THE STREAMING: Fox Sports Go

THE RADIO: 540 ESPN Milwaukee

THE LIVE STATS: GameTracker

THE LINE: Marquette -22.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Marquette a 96% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 85-65.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (22.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.3 apg)
  • Greg Elliott (2.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.2 bpg)
  • Sacar Anim (6.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg)
  • Sam Hauser (13.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • Matt Heldt (5.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.5 bpg)

MARQUETTE LINEUP NOTE: Even though Andrew Rowsey was expected to practice yesterday after his injury scare on Monday, it feels like the safe bet to expect him to come off the bench and play limited minutes in this game.

AMERICAN PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Sa’eed Nelson (19.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.5 spg)
  • Sam Iorio (10.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 spg)
  • Larry Motuzis (18.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.6 spg)
  • Matt Cimino (2.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.0 apg)
  • Cheikh Diallo (6.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.2 spg)