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Big East Game Thread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs St. John’s Red Storm

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The Golden Eagles are at a point in the season where they can’t afford to lose again unless there’s a top 25 number next to the opponent’s name.

Marq v St Johns

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (8-8, 4-6 Big East) vs St. John’s Red Storm (10-7, 4-6 Big East)

THE DATE: Sunday, January 31, 2021

THE TIME: 2:30pm Central

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

THE TELEVISION: Fox, with Brandon Gaudin and Nick Bahe 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 -3.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 62% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 78-74.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom.com gives this game a Thrill Score of 58.7, making it the third most potentially exciting game out of the 35 games between Division 1 opponents scheduled for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • D.J. Carton (12.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals)
  • Koby McEwen (12.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists)
  • Jamal Cain (9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists)
  • Dawson Garcia (12.2 points, 6.9 rebounds)
  • Theo John (7.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 blocks)

ST. JOHN’S PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Posh Alexander (10.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 steals)
  • Rasheem Dunn (7.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals)
  • Vince Cole (10.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists)
  • Julian Champagnie (19.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.3 blocks)
  • Josh Roberts (2.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 blocks)