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Big East Game Thread: #18 Marquette Golden Eagles at #15 Villanova Wildcats

Can the Golden Eagles win at Finneran Pavilion for the first time ever?

Marq vs Villanova Take 2

THE VITALS: #18 Marquette Golden Eagles (17-6, 7-4 Big East) at #15 Villanova Wildcats (17-5, 7-4 Big East)

THE DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

THE TIME: 7:30pm Central

THE LOCATION: Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, PA

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Brian Custer and Jim Spanarkel on the call

THE STREAMING: FoxSportsGo.com

THE RADIO: 94.5 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 +4

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com says that Villanova has a 61% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 76-73.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom.com gives this game a Thrill Score of 71.4, making it the second most potentially exciting game of the 53 scheduled for the day. #1? Kansas at West Virginia, which was actually discussed in the United States Senate yesterday.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (27.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.0 spg)
  • Koby McEwen (10.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.2 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.4 apg)
  • Brendan Bailey (8.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.3 apg)
  • Theo John (4.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 bpg)

VILLANOVA PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Collin Gillespie (15.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.3 spg)
  • Justin Moore (10.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.0 apg)
  • Jermaine Samuels (10.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.1 spg)
  • Saddiq Bey (15.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.3 apg)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (10.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg)