Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO
These two teams have met just once in their history.
The meeting came back in Marquette’s season opener in the 2008-09 season. The Golden Eagles soared to a 95-64 victory mostly off the back of Wes Matthews and the 27 points the future NBA-er would score. Jerel McNeal and Lazar Hayward would chip in 20 and 19 points respectively that night as well.
Wins and losses are at stake here, to serve as Capt. Obvious.
Marquette is looking to improve to 4-2 on the year after bouncing back from their 0-2 stay in NYC with their win over IUPUI back on Tuesday. If they do, it will mark the 16th time in the last 17 years that the Golden Eagles start a year with a record of at least 4-2 or better with the lone exception coming in the 2014-15 campaign when they were 3-3.
Inside the Numbers
- 2-2 record
- Ranked 303rd on KenPom
- 252nd in Adj. Offensive Efficiency, 318th in Adj. Defensive Efficiency
- 204th in eFG%, 131st in TO%, 268th in OR%, 182nd in FTRate
- 76th in 3PT FG%, 298th in 2PT FG%, 267th in FT%
- 3-2 record
- Ranked 42nd on KenPom
- 44th in Adj. Offensive Efficiency, 40th in Adj. Defensive Efficiency
- 47th in eFG%, 68th in TO%, 265th in OR%, 305th in FTRate
- 103rd in 3PT FG%, 45th in 2PT FG%, 7th in FT%
Players to Watch
Sam Hauser | Marquette: Hauser has been terrific from the 3-point line and continued that success at home after a rough go in New York back on Tuesday. Hauser shot 2-for-4 from the 3-point line in the 104-79 win for Marquette over IUPUI, bringing his 3-point percentage to 47.8 percent through the first five games of the season. He’s succeeded at home so far in the first two games, going a combined 5-for-8, so we’ll see if he can keep up that level of success against a porous Houston Baptist defense.
Colter Lasher | Houston Baptist: The leading scorer for the Huskies is Colter Lasher, who’s posted an average of 14.8 points per game through the first four games of the year. Lasher has been able to succeed as a significant contributor as the Anchorage, Alaska native has posted three marks of double figures on the year including two 19-point games, the last coming in their 116-80 victory over Ecclesia. One ought to expect that Colter will likely have the ball in his hands a lot on Saturday night in Milwaukee.