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Big East GameThread: #11 Marquette Golden Eagles at Providence Friars

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The Golden Eagles are in Rhode Island looking for the season sweep of the Friars.

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THE VITALS: #11 Marquette Golden Eagles (22-4, 11-2 Big East) at Providence Friars (15-12, 5-9 Big East)

THE DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019

THE TIME: 11am Central for some godforsaken reason

THE LOCATION: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI

THE TELEVISION: Fox, with Gus Johnson and Jim Jackson 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 -3.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 63% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 72-68.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 62.1, the 11th best score of the 143 games scheduled for the day

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (25.7 pts, 4.2 rebs, 4.0 asts, 1.1 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (8.2 pts, 3.1 rebs, 1.1 asts)
  • Sam Hauser (15.1 pts, 6.7 rebs, 2.4 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (9.8 pts, 5.3 rebs, 2.3 asts)
  • Theo John (6.2 pts, 5.2 rebs, 2.4 blks)

PROVIDENCE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Makai Ashton-Langford (4.1 pts, 1.5 rebs, 2.4 asts)
  • David Duke (7.4 pts, 2.5 rebs, 2.3 asts)
  • AJ Reeves (10.3 pts, 2.4 rebs, 1.1 stls)
  • Alpha Diallo (16.4 pts, 8.1 rebs, 3.1 asts, 1.7 stls)
  • Nate Watson (11.7 pts, 5.4 rebs)