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Big East GameThread: #10 Marquette Golden Eagles at Butler Bulldogs

The Golden Eagles take to the road in search of their eighth straight Big East victory

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THE VITALS: #10 Marquette Golden Eagles (18-3, 7-1 Big East) at Butler Bulldogs (12-9, 3-5 Big East)

THE DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THE TIME: 5:30pm Central

THE LOCATION: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Tim Brando and Bill Raftery 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: StatBroadcast

THE LINE: Marquette +2.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Butler a 56% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 73-72.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 68.3, the best score out of the 56 games scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (24.6 pts, 4.0 rebs, 4.3 asts, 1.1 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (7.2 pts, 3.0 rebs, 1.2 asts)
  • Sam Hauser (15.4 pts, 7.0 rebs, 2.2 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (11.0 pts, 5.8 rebs, 2.2 asts)
  • Theo John (6.3 pts, 4.7 rebs, 2.2 blks)

BUTLER PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Kamar Baldwin (17.6 pts, 5.4 rebs, 3.8 asts, 1.4 stls)
  • Aaron Thompson (6.3 pts, 1.7 rebs, 4.1 asts, 1.0 stls)
  • Paul Jorgensen (11.6 pts, 3.1 rebs, 1.8 asts)
  • Jordan Tucker (10.3 pts, 5.3 rebs)
  • Joey Brunk (8.6 pts, 4.4 rebs)

BUTLER INJURY NOTE: After suffering a sprained right knee late against Creighton on Friday, Sean McDermott will be a game-time decision for LaVall Jordan and his squad. He did practice a bit since Friday with a brace on, so that seems to indicate a better than 50/50 chance of playing. McDermott is averaging 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game this season and shoots 44% from behind the three-point line.