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Big East GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles at #3 Villanova Wildcats

After the win at Providence, the Golden Eagles are playing with house money in this game.

Marq v Nova

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (11-4, 2-1) at #3 Villanova Wildcats (13-1, 1-1)

THE DATE: Saturday, January 6, 2017

THE TIME: 7pm Central

THE LOCATION: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Brian Custer and Len Elmore on the call

THE STREAMING: Fox Sports Go

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

THE LIVE STATS: GameTracker

THE LINE: Marquette +16

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Villanova a 91% chance of victory, which doesn’t take into account how pissed off the Wildcats are about 1) losing to Butler for their first loss of the season nor 2) Marquette beating them in Milwaukee last season to knock them off the #1 in the country spot. The projected score is 89-74.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Andrew Rowsey (22.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • Markus Howard (22.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.5 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (5.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.1 apg)
  • Sam Hauser (14.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.3 spg)
  • Matt Heldt (4.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.3 bpg)

VILLANOVA PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Jalen Brunson (18.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • Phil Booth (11.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.1 spg)
  • Mikal Bridges (17.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.1 spg, 1.4 bpg)
  • Eric Paschall (9.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg)
  • Omari Spellman (11.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.6 bpg)