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Big East GameThread: #15 Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars

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MU v Providence

THE VITALS: #15 Marquette Golden Eagles (15-3, 4-1 Big East) vs Providence Friars (11-6, 1-3 Big East)

THE DATE: Sunday, January 20, 2019

THE TIME: 11am Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: CBS Sports Network, with Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen, and Melanie Collins on the call.

THE STREAMING: CBSSports.com

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: Nothing doing, most likely because Markus Howard is questionable

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 78% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 75-66.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 45.7, the third best score of the 10 games scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Sacar Anim (7.8 pts, 3.2 rebs, 1.1 asts)
  • Brendan Bailey (2.9 pts, 1.7 rebs)
  • Sam Hauser (14.4 pts, 6.9 rebs, 2.2 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (10.3 pts, 5.9 rebs, 2.3 asts)
  • Theo John (6.4 pts, 4.5 rebs, 1.9 blks)

PROVIDENCE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Maliek White (7.1 pts, 2.1 rebs, 2.8 asts)
  • David Duke (7.6 pts, 2.5 rebs, 2.7 asts)
  • Alpha Diallo (17.2 pts, 8.7 rebs, 3.4 asts, 1.7 stls)
  • Jimmy Nichols (3.7 pts, 2.9 rebs, 1.0 blks)
  • Nate Watson (10.5 pts, 5.5 rebs)