Syracuse vs. Marquette: Full Game Preview

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Syracuse vs. Marquette: Full Game Preview
(8) Syracuse
(22-5, 6-4 away)
(17) Marquette
(19-7, 14-1 home)
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 25, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Syracuse B Triche 14.7 C Fair 7.3 M Carter-Williams 8.0
Marquette V Blue 14.7 D Gardner 4.8 J Cadougan 4.3

On Monday, No. 8 Syracuse travels to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on No. 17 Marquette. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Orange are 3-2 against the Golden Eagles over the last four years. The last time they met (Jan. 7, 2012) they won 73-66.

Syracuse is tied with Marquette for second in the conference.

In their last outing, despite 13 points and 7 rebounds from C.J. Fair, the Orange fell to Georgetown 57-46 on Feb. 23. He is averaging 14.1 points per game while also contributing a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game. For the Golden Eagles, Junior Cadougan finished with 12 points in the 60-56 loss to Villanova on Feb. 23. He leads the team in assists with 4.3 per game and steals with 1.1 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Marquette is strong in free throw rate at 41.8 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 36th in the nation.

Marquette StatSmack

  • Over the past 10 years, Syracuse has had more players drafted by the NBA than Marquette (10 vs. seven).
  • Baye Keita is ranked 10th in the Big East in blocks.
  • Syracuse has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Marquette (No. 45 vs. No. 62).
  • Syracuse has more wins over the last 5 years than Marquette (162 vs. 140).
  • Syracuse is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Syracuse is 79.1 inches compared to 77.4 inches for Marquette.
  • The Syracuse steals leader (Michael Carter-Williams, 78 steals) has more steals than the Marquette steals leader (Junior Cadougan, 27 steals).
  • AP voters think more highly of Syracuse and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Marquette (151 vs. 110).
  • Syracuse attacks the glass, with more rebounds (40.1 per game vs. 34.7 per game) than Marquette this season.
  • Syracuse has a better record on the road than Marquette this season (5-3 vs. 3-5).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Syracuse is superior to Marquette (Latest AP Poll: No. 8 vs. No. 17).
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A M. Carter-Williams 34 12 5 8 3 1 3
A- C.J. Fair 34 14 7 1 1 1 1
B+ Brandon Triche 33 15 4 4 1 0 3
B J. Southerland 27 14 5 1 1 1 1
C+ R. Christmas 23 6 5 0 1 2 1
C+ Jerami Grant 17 5 3 0 1 0 1
C DaJuan Coleman 14 5 4 0 1 0 1
C Baye Keita 15 3 4 0 1 1 1
C Trevor Cooney 13 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Noel Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Lyde-Cajuste 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D G. Hoffmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nolan Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Russ DeRemer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Albert Nassar 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MARQ Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Vander Blue 33 15 3 2 1 0 2
B Davante Gardner 21 12 5 1 1 1 1
B- Junior Cadougan 27 9 3 4 1 0 3
B- Jamil Wilson 24 9 5 2 0 1 1
B- Trent Lockett 27 8 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Todd Mayo 15 7 1 1 1 0 1
C Chris Otule 17 5 3 0 0 1 1
C Juan Anderson 14 3 3 1 1 0 1
C- S. Taylor Jr. 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
C- Derrick Wilson 14 1 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Jake Thomas 10 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Jamal Ferguson 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Dylan Flood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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