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Big East GameThread: #10 Marquette Golden Eagles vs #14 Villanova Wildcats

Biggest game of the year so far in the Big East, and it’s at Fiserv Forum, just the way God intended.

Marq v Nova

THE VITALS: #10 Marquette Golden Eagles (19-4, 8-2 Big East) vs #14 Villanova Wildcats (19-4, 10-0 Big East)

THE DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019

THE TIME: 1:30pm Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: Fox, with Tim Brando, Donny Marshall, and Lisa Byington 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 -1

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 57% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 72-70.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 74.0, the sixth best score of the 147 games scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (24.6 pts, 4.1 rebs, 4.2 assists, 1.1 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (7.7 pts, 3.1 rebs, 1.2 asts)
  • Sam Hauser (15.7 pts, 7.0 rebs, 2.2 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (10.4 pts, 5.7 rebs, 2.2 asts)
  • Theo John (6.1 pts, 4.8 rebs, 2.2 blks)

VILLANOVA PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Collin Gillespie (12.1 pts, 2.7 rebs, 3.0 asts, 1.2 stls)
  • Phil Booth (18.3 pts, 3.7 rebs, 4.0 asts)
  • Saddiq Bey (8.2 pts, 5.0 rebs, 1.0 asts)
  • Eric Paschall (17.3 pts, 6.3 rebs, 1.9 asts)
  • Jermaine Samuels (4.7 pts, 4.5 rebs, 1.0 asts)