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Big East Game Thread: Marquette Golden Eagles at #9 Creighton Bluejays

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Big East play starts, as it often seems to start, in Omaha against the Bluejays.

MU vs Creighton

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (4-2, 0-0 Big East) at #8 Creighton Bluejays (4-1, 0-0 Big East)

THE DATE: Monday, December 14, 2020

THE TIME: 8pm Central

THE LOCATION: CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Brandon Gaudin 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: Stat Broadcast

THE LINE: Marquette +7

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Creighton a 70% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 76-71.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom.com gives this game a Thrill Score of 67.1, making it the second most potentially exciting game out of the 12 contests between Division 1 opponents scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • D.J. Carton (10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals)
  • Koby McEwen (15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists)
  • Jamal Cain (9.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals)
  • Dawson Garcia (12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds)
  • Theo John (6.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.2 blocks)

MARQUETTE INJURY NOTE: Symir Torrence missed Friday’s game against UCLA with a toe injury, and he is listed as Questionable in the MU game notes for this one.

CREIGHTON PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Marcus Zegarowski (15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.6 steals)
  • Mitch Ballock (7.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals)
  • Damien Jefferson (10.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists)
  • Denzel Mahoney (15.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 steals)
  • Christian Bishop (13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals)