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Big East GameThread: #12 Marquette Golden Eagles at Xavier Musketeers

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Can the Golden Eagles snag their first season series sweep of 2019?

THE VITALS: #12 Marquette Golden Eagles (17-3, 6-1 Big East) at Xavier Musketeers (11-9, 3-4 Big East)

THE DATE: Saturday, January 26, 2019

THE TIME: 1pm Central

THE LOCATION: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

THE TELEVSION: FS1, with Thom Brennaman and Doug Gottlieb 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: Marquette -2

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 59% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 73-70.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 62.4, the sixth best score of the 144 games scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (24.3 pts, 4.0 rebs, 4.4 asts, 1.1 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (7.3 pts, 3.2 rebs, 1.2 asts)
  • Sam Hauser (15.2 pts, 6.9 rebs, 2.3 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (10.6 pts, 5.9 rebs, 2.3 asts)
  • Theo John (6.7 pts, 4.9 rebs, 2.3 blks)

XAVIER PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Paul Scruggs (13.0 pts, 4.9 rebs, 3.2 asts, 1.4 stls)
  • Kyle Castlin (4.9 pts, 3.6 rebs)
  • Naji Marshall (13.1 pts, 7.3 rebs, 3.4 asts, 1.2 stls)
  • Tyrique Jones (10.8 pts, 7.4 rebs)
  • Zach Hankins (10.6 pts, 4.8 rebs, 1.4 blks)