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Time: 10 p.m. ET
Where: CenturyLink Center; Omaha, Neb.
At the beginning of the season, the nightcap of the Big East quintuple-header between Marquette (8-5) and Creighton (10-2) was a juicy one.
Two months into the 2013-14 campaign, both teams are looking to recover from some unexpected losses.
Marquette has fallen to Ohio State, New Mexico and Wisconsin among others already, and a road win to open their conference slate would be the perfect medicine for their bad start.
For the Golden Eagles to have a chance of winning in Omaha, they must play well in the paint as Davante Gardner and Chris Otule will be tasked with limiting the Creighton big men in the scoring department.
The host Bluejays possess a National Player of the Year candidate in Doug McDermott, and Tuesday night could be his reintroduction to the nation.
McDermott may get all of the press, and rightfully so, but don't be shocked if Ethan Wragge, Devin Brooks or Austin Chatman step up to take down Marquette as well.
Key Player to Watch: Doug McDermott, F, Creighton
All eyes will be on McDermott as he battles with Gardner and Otule in the paint.
The other aspect of the senior's game that will be on display will be his excellent perimeter shooting. McDermott is a 49 percent shooter from the field and a 42.3 percent three-point shooter.
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