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GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs North Dakota State Bison

The Golden Eagles get a tough buy game test right before Christmas break.

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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (8-2) vs North Dakota State Bison (8-4)

THE DATE: Friday, December 20, 2019

THE TIME: 8pm Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Jeff Levering and Stephen Bardo on the call

THE STREAMING: is your move.

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 -15

THE PROJECTION: gives Marquette a 92% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 79-64.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 23.7, making it the 14th best game out of the 22 scheduled for the day.


  • Markus Howard (25.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.9 apg)
  • Koby McEwen (10.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.5 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (12.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.3 apg)
  • Brendan Bailey (6.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.5 apg)
  • Theo John (5.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.0 bpg)


  • Vinnie Shahid (15.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.5 spg)
  • Cameron Hunter (7.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.1 apg)
  • Tyree Eady (6.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.3 apg)
  • Tyson Ward (12.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.8 apg)
  • Rocky Kreuser (9.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg)