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Game Thread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Oklahoma State Cowboys

The first major test of the season features a projected top pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (2-0) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0)

THE DATE: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

THE TIME: 6pm Central

THE LOCATION: A very empty Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Eric Collins and Steve Lavin on the call.

THE STREAMING: FoxSportsGo.com

THE RADIO: 94.5 FM 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 -4

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 61% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 74-71.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom.com gives this game a Thrill Score of 71.4, making it the fifth most potentially exciting game out of the 30 games between Division 1 opponents scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Symir Torrence (6.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals)
  • Koby McEwen (13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals)
  • Jamal Cain (11.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals)
  • Dawson Garcia (17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks)
  • Theo John (11.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 3.5 blocks)

MARQUETTE HEALTH NOTE: Redshirt freshman Dexter Akanno is now listed as questionable due to what was termed COVID-related illness after being out for Marquette’s first two games. Walk-on freshman Luke Fizulich remains out with an ankle injury.

OKLAHOMA STATE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Ferron Flavors (9.5 points, 2.0 rebounds)
  • Isaac Likekele (8.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists)
  • Cade Cunningham (20.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks)
  • Keylan Boone (7.0 points, 8.0 rebounds)
  • Kalib Boone (5.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 blocks)