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Big East Game Thread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Butler Bulldogs

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Can the Golden Eagles shake their losing streak against the Bulldogs?

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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (8-9, 4-7 Big East) vs Butler Bulldogs (5-9, 4-7 Big East)

THE DATE: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

THE TIME: 4pm Central

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

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Eric Collins and Dickey Simpkins 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 -4.5

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 67% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 67-62.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom.com gives this game a Thrill Score of 49.0, making it the 12th most exciting game out of the 26 games scheduled between Division 1 opponents for the day.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • D.J. Carton (12.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals)
  • Koby McEwen (12.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists)
  • Jamal Cain (10.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steals)
  • Dawson Garcia (12.6 points, 7.1 rebounds)
  • Theo John (8.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 blocks)

MARQUETTE INJURY NOTE: Freshman forward Justin Lewis was a late scratch in Marquette’s Sunday game against St. John’s with what was called a lower leg injury at the time. In the game notes for this game, he is listed as Doubtful with an ankle injury.

BUTLER PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Myles Tate (7.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists)
  • Aaron Thompson (12.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists)
  • Jair Bolden (12.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists)
  • Bryce Nze (9.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists)
  • Bryce Golden (9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds)