How to Watch
When: 2:30 pm EST
Where: Fiserv Forum; Milwaukee, WI.
Bets are On
Marquette is favored by -1, according to OddsShark.
The No. 14 Villanova Wildcats travel to Wisconsin to meet the No. 10 Marquette Golden Eagles in a much-anticipated BIG EAST battle for dominance. Both teams come into today’s game with an overall season record of 19-4. Notably, Villanova has been on a winning run, currently 10-0 in conference play. Marquette has experienced comparable BIG EAST success, with the exception of falling to St. John’s twice.
For the Wildcats, senior Phil Booth still tops scoring for ‘Nova, averaging 18.3 points per game. In a team dynamic that continually seems to rely on three-point shooting, sophomore Collin Gillespie leads the initiative, with 41.8% of 3FGs. Most recently, freshman Saddiq Bey has been flashing bouts of excellence. In Villanova’s latest victory over Creighton, Bey dropped a team-high of 17 points.
For the Golden Eagles, shooting centers around the dynamic Markus Howard. The highlight-reel laden junior averages a whopping 24.6 points per game, and shoots both overall field goals and three-pointers at approximately 43%. This season, Howard set a record for BIG EAST points scored in a single game, splashing 53 points against Creighton in early January. Joining Howard, brothers Sam and Joey Hauser are next-in-line for offensive impact. Junior Sam Hauser averages 15.7 points per game, while redshirt freshman Joey Hauser is a 48.4% overall field-goal shooter.