No. 25 Marquette (15-4) Takes On No. 12 Louisville (17-4)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #25 Marquette 24 27 51 +10.5
  #12 Louisville 38 32 70 -10.5
Sun, Feb 03 2013, 01:00 PM CST

KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, KY
TV: ESPN

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On Sunday, No. 25 Marquette heads to KFC Yum! Center to take on No. 12 Louisville. It starts at 2:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Golden Eagles are 2-4 against the Cardinals over the last four years. They lost 84-71 the last time they played (3/8/2012).

Marquette maintains 1st place in the Big East while Louisville is in 4th place.

In their last outing, behind 30 points and 6 rebounds from Vander Blue, the Golden Eagles defeated South Florida 63-50 on January 28th. With 14.8 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Cardinals, Gorgui Dieng finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the 64-61 win over Pittsburgh on January 28th. With 10.0 rebounds per game and 2.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

StatSmack! Marquette is better than Louisville
  • Louisville has to pay up to win. The coach for Marquette has a much lower base salary than Louisville ($410,196 vs $2,250,000).
  • How does our back look? Marquette is ranked higher than Louisville in the Big East (#1 vs #3).
  • Marquette is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Marquette is 228 lbs compared to 210 lbs for Louisville.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Marquette has had more players drafted by the NBA than Louisville (7 vs 4).
MARQ Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Vander Blue 32 15 3 2 1 0 2
B Davante Gardner 21 13 6 1 1 1 1
B- Junior Cadougan 27 9 3 4 1 0 2
C+ Jamil Wilson 23 8 5 2 1 1 2
C+ Trent Lockett 27 7 5 2 1 0 2
C Todd Mayo 17 7 2 1 1 0 2
C Chris Otule 16 4 3 0 0 1 0
C Juan Anderson 15 4 3 1 1 0 1
C- S. Taylor Jr. 9 4 2 0 0 0 0
C- Derrick Wilson 15 2 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Jake Thomas 11 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Jamal Ferguson 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Dylan Flood 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lville Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Gorgui Dieng 30 9 10 2 1 2 2
A- Russ Smith 28 18 3 3 2 0 3
B Chane Behanan 27 11 7 1 2 0 2
B Peyton Siva 30 11 2 6 2 0 3
B- W. Blackshear 22 9 4 1 1 0 1
C+ M. Harrell 18 6 4 0 1 1 1
C+ Luke Hancock 21 6 3 2 1 0 1
C S. Van Treese 13 2 3 0 1 0 0
C Kevin Ware 16 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Zach Price 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Michael Baffour 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Tim Henderson 5 1 1 0 1 0 0
D Jordan Bond 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Logan Baumann 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

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#10 Juan Anderson Jr F 6-6 215
#30 Deonte Burton Fr G/F 6-4 230
#2 John Dawson Fr G 6-2 195
#34 Dylan Flood Jr G 6-4 200
#54 Davante Gardner Sr F 6-8 290
#5 JaJuan Johnson Fr G 6-5 185
#4 Todd Mayo Jr G 6-3 195
#42 Chris Otule Sr C 6-11 275
#25 S. Taylor Jr. So F 6-7 235
#23 Jake Thomas Sr G 6-3 205
#12 Derrick Wilson Jr G 6-1 215
#1 Duane Wilson Fr G 6-2 180
#0 Jamil Wilson Sr F 6-7 230