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Big East GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles at #8 Xavier Musketeers

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The bye week is over. That means there’s two big games on the docket for Marquette.

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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (13-6, 4-3) at #8 Xavier Musketeers (18-3, 6-2)

THE DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

THE TIME: 5:30pm Central

THE LOCATION: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Vince Welch and Nick Bahe on the call

THE STREAMING: Fox Sports Go

THE RADIO: 540 ESPN Milwaukee, with Steve “The Homer” True and Jim McIlvaine on the call

THE LIVE STATS: GameTracker

THE LINE: Marquette +7.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Xavier a 75% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 87-80.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE STARTERS

  • Andrew Rowsey (20.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.2 spg)
  • Markus Howard (21.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.9 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (5.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.9 spg)
  • Sam Hauser (15.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.2 spg)
  • Matt Heldt (4.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.2 bpg)

XAVIER PROBABLE STARTERS

  • Quentin Goodin (7.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • J.P. Macura (13.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 spg)
  • Trevon Bluiett (19.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.6 apg)
  • Naji Marshall (7.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.4 apg)
  • Kerem Kanter (9.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg)