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Big East GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles at Xavier Musketeers

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Two teams that can't afford to lose are butting heads in Cincinnati on Wednesday night.

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (17-11, 8-8 Big East) at Xavier Musketeer (18-11, 8-8 Big East)

THE TIME: 8pm Central

THE LOCATION: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

THE AUDIO/VISUAL: FS1 (TV) - Fox Sports Go (streaming) - 540 ESPN (Radio)

THE LINE: Marquette +3

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Xavier a 59% chance of victory with a predicted score of 81-78.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Matt Heldt (2.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg)
  • Sam Hauser (8.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 apg)
  • Duane Wilson (5.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • Andrew Rowsey (11.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.2 apg)
  • Markus Howard (12.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.0 apg)

XAVIER PROBABLE LINEUP

  • RaShid Gaston (8.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg)
  • Kaiser Gates (5.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg)
  • J.P. Macura (14.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.4 spg)
  • Trevon Bluiett (17.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.0 apg)
  • Quentin Goodin (4.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 3.2 apg)

XAVIER INJURY NOTE: Trevon Bluiett missed the first meeting this season between Marquette and Xavier, which was an 83-61 victory for the Golden Eagles. Bluiett has started both of XU's next two games, playing 38 and 39 minutes in the two contests.