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The Golden Eagles venture out to Manhattan for their second true road game of the season.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Kansas State vs Oklahoma State Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (6-2) at Kansas State Wildcats (5-2)

THE DATE: Saturday, December 7, 2019

THE TIME: 8pm Central

THE LOCATION: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas

THE TELEVISION: ESPN2

THE STREAMING: WatchESPN.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: Marquette +2

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 57% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 69-67.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this match a Thrill Score of 63.9, making it the third most exciting game of the day out of the 106 scheduled.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (26.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.6 apg)
  • Koby McEwen (10.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.1 spg)
  • Sacar Anim (11.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.4 apg)
  • Brendan Bailey (7.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.6 apg)
  • Theo John (5.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg)

MARQUETTE INJURY NOTE: Markus Howard missed the Jacksonville game due to concussion protocol. If he hasn’t been cleared by MU’s system by game time, then it will presumably be Greg Elliott starting in his place again.

KANSAS STATE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Mike McGuirl (6.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg)
  • Cartier Diarra (11.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 6.9 apg, 2.9 spg)
  • Xavier Sneed (15.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.6 spg)
  • Antonio Gordon (5.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg)
  • Makol Mawien (8.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg)