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GameThread: Marquette vs #12 Wisconsin

Only one school in this state didn’t make the NCAA Tournament from 1948 to 1993. Couldn’t be us.

Marq v Wisconsin

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (6-2) vs #12 Wisconsin Badgers (8-1)

THE DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2018

THE TIME: 4 p.m. Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: Fox, with Brian Anderson and Stephen Bardo on the call

THE STREAMING: Fox Sports Go

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: Even

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com has Wisconsin winning 69-68, but only has 52% confidence in that, so it’s anyone’s game!

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: The KenPom thrill score is 74.4, giving it the second-highest importance of the day, trailing only Michigan State at Florida.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (22.4 pts, 4.6 rbs, 4.8 asts, 1.0 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (7.0 pts, 3.7 rebs)
  • Sam Hauser (14.2 pts, 6.2 rebs, 2.2 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (10.2 pts, 5.8 rebs, 2.4 asts)
  • Theo John (6.6 pts, 3.6 rebs, 1.8 blks)

WISCONSIN PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Brad Davison (8.8 pts, 2.7 rebs, 1.4 asts)
  • D’Mitrik Trice (17.0 pts, 3.8 rebs, 2.4 asts)
  • Khalil Iverson (5.2 pts, 5.2 rebs, 1.8 blks)
  • Nate Reuvers (6.8 pts, 2.1 rpg, 2.0 blks)
  • Ethan Happ (17.7 pts, 10.8 rebs, 5.0 asts)