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Marquette hosts Seton Hall Tuesday evening

Two of the Big East’s most exciting players face off.

NCAA Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament-Seton Hall vs Marquette Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Seton Hall Pirates (14-2, 3-0) are ranked in the top 15 of the AP Poll for the first time since 2000-01! They’ll make their way to Milwaukee to face Big East leading scorer Markus Howard and the Marquette Golden Eagles (11-5, 2-2) Tuesday evening.

How to watch, listen, or stream

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: CBS Sports Network (Tom McCarthy, Jordan Cornette, Allie LaForce)

Radio: WMCA 570 AM (Seton Hall), ESPN Milwaukee (Marquette)

Streaming: If you’re lucky enough to have one of these few cable providers, you can stream this game!


Gamblin’ Info

Line: Seton Hall opened as a one point favorite, but it’s shrunk to a pick ‘em. Road conference games, man.

O/U: 161.5

[Via OddsShark]


Preview

While they play very different positions, Angel Delgado and Markus Howard are two of the most exciting players in the Big East.

Delgado, the Seton Hall big man, is a double-double machine and coming off a career-best 28 points in the Pirates’ Sunday afternoon victory over Butler (which took them to 3-0 in Big East play for the first time since 1998-99.

Howard, on the other hand, is the Big East’s reigning Player of the Week after tying a Big East single game record with 52 points against Providence last week. He followed that performance up with 37 in a loss to Villanova.

Both of these players will likely do their thing, so it’ll come down to the supporting case. Seton Hall’s is one of the deepest they’ve had under Kevin Willard, with ten players logging at least 9.5 minutes per game. Of those ten, four score at least 14 points a game. Desi Rodriguez leads the way with 18.6 per game.

In addition to Howard’s Big East-leading 23.5 points per game, Andrew Rowsey is second in the conference at 21.0. The Big East has never seen a pair of teammates lead the conference in scoring, so this continues to be uncharted territory. Sam Hauser is turning into a consistent third option at 14.0 per game, but after that, things get sticky. The Golden Eagles will need someone else to step up if they want to take down the Pirates.