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Big East Game Thread: #10 Marquette vs #22 Creighton

We get some BIRD ON BIRD violence between two of the projected three best teams in the league this season.

MU vs Creighton

THE VITALS: #10 Marquette Golden Eagles (10-3, 1-1 Big East) vs #22 Creighton Bluejays (9-3, 0-1 Big East)

THE DATE: Saturday, December 30, 2023

THE TIME: 1pm Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

THE TELEVISION: CBS with John Sadak and Bill Raftery on the call

THE STREAMING: or the Paramount+ app

THE RADIO: 94.5 ESPN Milwaukee, available online at Wisconsin On Demand or The Varsity Network.

THE LIVE STATS: Sidearm Stats

THE LINE: Marquette -4 from our friends at Draft Kings.

THE PROJECTION: gives Marquette a 64% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 75-71.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: gives this game a Thrill Score of 75.7, making it the most potentially exciting game out of the 80 Division 1 contests scheduled for the day as well as the most potentially exciting game in the country since Florida Atlantic/Arizona back on December 23rd. #2 for the day? Pittsburgh at Syracuse with a score of 62.4.

THE HUMBLE REQUEST: I think that Marquette games need more Big Pressure by Flash Garments & Swerve The Realest playing.


  • Tyler Kolek (15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.6 spg)
  • Kam Jones (14.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg)
  • Chase Ross (7.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.2 spg)
  • David Joplin (9.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 spg)
  • Oso Ighodaro (13.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.2 apg)

MARQUETTE INJURY NOTE: Junior guard Stevie Mitchell missed his fourth straight game back on December 22nd against Georgetown due to a hamstring issue.


  • Steven Ashworth (8.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.2 apg)
  • Trey Alexander (15.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 4.3 apg)
  • Baylor Scheierman (18.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.4 apg)
  • Mason Miller (7.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg)
  • Ryan Kalkbrenner (15.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.3 bpg)