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Orlando Invitational GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs USC Trojans

A spot in Sunday’s title game is on the line at Disney World

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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (4-1) vs USC Trojans (6-1)

THE DATE: Friday, November 29, 2019

THE TIME: 3:30pm

THE LOCATION: HP Field House, Kississimee, FL, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World



THE RADIO: 540 ESPN Milwaukee, available through the TuneIn app, with Steve “The Homer” True and Tony Smith on the call

THE LIVE STATS: I’m not seeing a link for them anywhere. Were there any stats for yesterday’s game?

THE LINE: Marquette -3

THE PROJECTION: gives Marquette a 64% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 75-71.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 65.0, making it the ninth most potentially exciting game of the day out of the 51 scheduled contests.


  • Markus Howard (25.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.4 apg)
  • Koby McEwen (13.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.2 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (9.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.0 apg)
  • Brendan Bailey (4.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.0 apg)
  • Theo John (5.2 ppg, 4..8 rpg, 2.6 bpg)


  • Ethan Anderson (5.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.4 apg)
  • Jonah Matthews (11.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg)
  • Elijah Weaver (7.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.7 apg)
  • Onyeka Okongwu (17.4 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.1 spg, 3.0 bpg)
  • Nick Rakocevic (13.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2.1 spg, 1.1 bpg)