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

Can a return to Fiserv Forum change Marquette’s fortunes in league play?

Marq vs Nova

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (10-3, 0-1 Big East) vs #10 Villanova Wildcats (10-2, 1-0 Big East)

THE DATE: Saturday, January 4, 2020

THE TIME: 1pm Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: Fox, with Brian Anderson and Nick Bahe on the call.

THE STREAMING: FoxSportsGo.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 56% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 77-75.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 73.0, making it the second most potentially exciting game of the day out of the 126 scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (25.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • Koby McEwen (9.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.3 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (12.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.3 apg)
  • Brendan Bailey (7.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.8 apg)
  • Theo John (5.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.9 bpg)

VILLANOVA PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Collin Gillespie (15.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.5 spg)
  • Jermaine Samuels (10.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg)
  • Saddiq Bey (14.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.6 apg)
  • Cole Swider (9.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (11.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg)