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).