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Big East GameThread: #16 Marquette Golden Eagles at St. John’s Red Storm

It’s the league opener for Marquette while the Red Storm look to bounce back from an 0-1 start.

Marquette vs St. John’s

THE VITALS: #16 Marquette Golden Eagles (11-2, 0-0 Big East) at St. John’s Red Storm (12-1, 0-1 Big East)

THE DATE: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

THE TIME: 6pm Central

THE LOCATION: Carnesecca Arena, Jamaica, NY

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Brian Custer and Len Elmore 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: Pick ‘em!

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives both Marquette and St. John’s a 50% chance to win, but the projected score is 79-78 favoring the Golden Eagles.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 70.1, the best score out of the six games being played today.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (25.1 pts, 4.0 rebs, 4.2 asts, 1.2 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (6.4 pts, 3.2 rebs)
  • Sam Hauser (14.6 pts, 6.8 rebs, 2.1 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (9.6 pts, 6.2 rebs, 2.3 asts)
  • Theo John (6.4 pts, 3.9 rebs, 2.1 blks)

ST. JOHN’S PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Shamorie Ponds (18.7 pts, 4.6 rebs, 6.1 asts, 2.7 stls)
  • Mustapha Heron (15.8 pts, 5.1 rebs, 2.1 asts, 1.2 stls)
  • Justin Simon (9.8 pts, 4.9 rebs, 3.1 asts, 1.5 stls)
  • LJ Figueroa (14.8 pts, 7.0 rebs, 1.6 asts, 1.8 stls)
  • Marvin Clark II (12.5 pts, 5.2 rebs, 1.7 asts, 1.0 stls)