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Big East Tournament Semifinals GameThread: #2 Marquette vs #3 Seton Hall

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The Golden Eagles roll into Friday at MSG for the first time since 2010. Can they move on to their first ever championship game?

THE VITALS: #2 Marquette Golden Eagles (24-8, 12-6 Big East) vs #3 Seton Hall Pirates (19-12, 9-9 Big East)

THE DATE: Friday, March 15, 2019

THE TIME: 8pm Central, or 30 minutes after the first semifinal game ends

THE LOCATION: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson, 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: StatBroadcast

THE LINE: Marquette -4.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 65% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 74-69.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 64.9, the seventh best score of the 40 games scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (25.1 pts, 4.0 rebs, 4.0 asts, 1.1 stls)
  • Sacar Anim (8.5 pts, 3.2 rebs, 1.3 asts)
  • Sam Hauser (14.7 pts, 7.1 rebs, 2.4 asts)
  • Joey Hauser (9.7 pts, 5.3 rebs, 2.5 asts)
  • Theo John (5.8 pts, 4.9 rebs, 2.1 blks)

SETON HALL PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Myles Powell (22.9 pts, 4.1 rebs, 2.7 asts, 2.0 stls)
  • Quincy McKnight (9.4 pts, 2.6 rebs, 4.0 asts, 1.7 stls)
  • Myles Cale (10.5 pts, 4.3 rebs, 1.2 asts)
  • Michael Nzei (9.0 pts, 5.0 rebs, 1.0 asts)
  • Sandro Mamukelashvili (8.9 pts, 7.7 rebs, 1.6 asts, 1.3 blks)