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GameThread: #20 Marquette Golden Eagles vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks

I hope everyone remembers how to get to Fiserv after 10 days between games.

The Kings Cross Station Hawk Handler
This is in London, where there’s a guy who brings his hawk to Kings Cross to scare off the pigeons. England’s the best.
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THE VITALS: #20 Marquette Golden Eagles (8-2) vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-5)

THE DATE: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

THE TIME: 8pm Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: Fox Sports Wisconsin, with Brian Anderson and Dickey Simpkins on the call, or another Fox Sports regional affiliate if you’re lucky.

THE STREAMING: Fox Sports Go, but only if you have one of those affiliates listed above.

THE RADIO: 540 ESPN Milwaukee, available through the TuneIn app, with Steve “The Homer” True and Tony Smith on the call

THE LIVE STATS: Sidearm Stats

THE LINE: Marquette -22

THE PROJECTION: KenPom gives Marquette a 97% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 83-62.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 11.8, the 42nd best score of the day out of 49 games. Five of those games involve non-D1 opponents.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (22.9 pts, 4.3 rebs, 4.7 asts, 1.0 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (7.0 pts, 3.4 rebs)
  • Sam Hauser (14.1 pts, 7.0 rebs, 2.4 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (10.7 pts, 5.3 rebs, 2.2 asts)
  • Theo John (6.5 pts, 3.7 rebs, 1.8 blks)

NORTH DAKOTA PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Bentiu Panoam (5.8 pts, 1.6 rebs, 1.5 asts)
  • Billy Brown (7.5 pts, 2.7 rebs, 1.7 asts)
  • Cortez Seales (14.2 pts, 4.3 rebs, 2.9 asts, 1.0 stls)
  • Conner Avants (11.1 pts, 6.1 rebs, 2.1 asts)
  • Filip Rebraca (9.1 pts, 6.9 rebs, 1.1 blks)