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Big East Game Thread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars

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What sort of weirdness awaits us in this year’s MU/PC matchups?

Marq v Providence

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (11-3, 1-1 Big East) vs Providence Friars (9-6, 2-0 Big East)

THE DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

THE TIME: 6pm Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Lisa Byington and Tim Miles 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 -8

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 78% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 77-68.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 48.5, making it the 11th most potentially exciting game out of the 31 that are scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (25.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.1 spg)
  • Koby McEwen (10.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (12.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg)
  • Brendan Bailey (7.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.8 apg)
  • Theo John (5.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.1 bpg)

PROVIDENCE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Luwane Pipkins (9.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.5 spg)
  • David Duke (11.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.2 spg)
  • Alpha Diallo (13.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 spg)
  • Emmitt Holt (7.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg)
  • Kalif Young (4.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg)