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Big East Game Thread: Marquette Golden Eagles at Butler Bulldogs

The Golden Eagles find themselves running out of games to secure any more victories this season.

Marq Butler Take 2

THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (9-12, 5-10 Big East) at Butler Bulldogs (7-11, 6-9 Big East)

THE DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

THE TIME: 5:30pm Central

THE LOCATION: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Alex Faust and Casey Jacobsen 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 +2

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Butler a 51% chance of victory with a predicted score of 65-64.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom.com gives this game a Thrill Score of 52.2, making it the eighth most potentially exciting game out of the 32 games scheduled between Division 1 opponents for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • D.J. Carton (12.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals)
  • Koby McEwen (12.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists)
  • Jamal Cain (9.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists)
  • Dawson Garcia (12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds)
  • Theo John (8.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.8 blocks)

MARQUETTE INJURY NOTE: Freshman forward Oso Ighodaro is listed as out for this game with a leg injury. Freshman forward Justin Lewis is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but he was also listed as questionable for the last two games and did not play in either one.

BUTLER PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Aaron Thompson (10.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals)
  • Jair Bolden (11.2 points, 3.7 rebounds)
  • Bo Hodges (11.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 blocks)
  • Bryce Nze (10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists)
  • Bryce Golden (9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists)