How to watch, listen and stream
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1 (announcer pairing: Tim Brando, Donny Marshall)
Radio: 540 ESPN Milwaukee (Marquette), 980 ESPN Washington (Georgetown)
Online Streaming: Fox Sports GO (where available)
Rankings and records: Marquette is 9-5, 1-1 in the Big East and unranked. Georgetown is 9-4, 1-1 in the Big East and fell out of the rankings from 25th.
Vegas: Georgetown is the favorite by 6.5 points, according to OddsShark
Who needs this win more?
The Golden Eagles have a first-year head coach with just eight players to work with, half of whom are underclassmen. That said, Marquette has fared quite well this season, with three of its five losses coming to Top 25 teams. But they've had some hiccups along the way, with losses to Nebraska-Omaha and at DePaul. This is a developmental season for Marquette, where wins are meant to instill confidence in a young team.
But Georgetown needs to right to ship after a 17-point blow out at Xavier last week. Georgetown has realistic hopes of making the tournament, something it failed to accomplish last year for the first time in five seasons. Georgetown has wins over Florida and Indiana with no bad losses. Both solid victories, but the Hoyas are still without a standout win. They cannot afford to lose to a youthful Marquette team.
Who needs to show up on each team in order to win?
Marquette has won five of its last six games after starting the season 4-4. That improvement came immediately after Luke Fischer became eligible. He averages 14.6 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game in their last five wins, but scored only 6 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in MU's loss at DePaul. He played just 21 minutes in that game after early foul trouble kept him on the bench for the rest of the half. Fischer needs to step up offensively and on the glass in order for Marquette to have a chance.
For Georgetown, the bench needs to step up. The Hoyas average around 24 points per game off the bench, but scored just 13 points in its beat-down to Xavier. It also gave up 17 points to Xavier's sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds. In losses, Georgetown's bench scored more than 20 points just once. It will need to show up Tuesday in order to slow down Fischer.