Marquette vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview

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Marquette vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview
Marquette
(13-3, 3-2 away)
Cincinnati
(15-3, 10-3 home)
Venue: Fifth Third Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Marquette V Blue 13.7 D Gardner 5.4 J Cadougan 4.4
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 17.3 T Rubles 5.8 C Wright 3.7

On Saturday, No. 25 Marquette visits Fifth Third Arena to take on Cincinnati. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPNU. The Golden Eagles are 3-2 against the Bearcats over the last four years. They fell 72-61 on 2/29/2012, the last time they met.

Marquette is currently in 1st place in the Big East and Cincinnati is in 4th. Marquette has won six games straight.

In their last match-up, Davante Gardner finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds in the Golden Eagles 69-62 victory over Seton Hall on January 16th. He is averaging 13.1 points per game while also contributing a team-high 5.4 rebounds per game. For the Bearcats, Cashmere Wright finished with 20 points and 7 assists in the 75-70 win over DePaul on January 15th. He leads the team in assists with 3.7 per game and steals with 1.9 per game.

Cincinnati StatSmack

  • Marquette is better under pressure, and has defeated Cincinnati in 5 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Marquette allows fewer rebounds (30.9 allowed per game vs 34.9 allowed per game) than Cincinnati this season.
  • Marquette takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Cincinnati (8 vs 5).
  • Marquette has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Cincinnati (1 vs 0).
  • The Marquette assist leader (Junior Cadougan) has more assists than the Cincinnati assist leader (Cashmere Wright).
  • At least you keep showing up. Marquette has an average margin of victory of 8 over Cincinnati in 17 wins since 1982.
  • Marquette is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Marquette is 228 lbs compared to 213 lbs for Cincinnati.
  • We make our fans proud. Marquette has a better record at home than Cincinnati this season (8-0 vs 8-1).
  • Marquette has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.674 to 0.627).
  • AP voters think more highly of Marquette and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Cincinnati (105 vs 56).
MARQ Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Davante Gardner 22 13 5 1 1 1 1
B Vander Blue 31 14 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Junior Cadougan 26 9 3 4 1 0 3
C+ Jamil Wilson 24 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Todd Mayo 17 8 2 1 1 0 1
C+ Trent Lockett 25 7 5 2 1 0 2
C Juan Anderson 15 4 3 1 1 0 1
C Chris Otule 16 4 3 0 0 1 1
C- Derrick Wilson 15 2 2 2 1 0 1
D+ S. Taylor Jr. 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jake Thomas 13 3 2 1 0 0 0
D Jamal Ferguson 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Dylan Flood 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Sean Kilpatrick 32 17 5 2 1 0 2
B Cashmere Wright 28 15 3 4 2 0 2
B- JaQuon Parker 28 11 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Titus Rubles 20 7 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Cheikh Mbodj 19 5 5 0 0 3 1
C Justin Jackson 20 4 5 2 1 1 2
C- David Nyarsuk 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
C- S. Thomas 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
C- J. Sanders 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Ge`Lawn Guyn 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ J. Davis III 11 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Kelvin Gaines 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D A. Eppensteiner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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