Infinity v nil, part deaux. Bud Bowl 2. Controversial contracts. The hype leading into this tilt has been unimaginable (er, absent).
Tonight, Marquette (2-0) hosts UWM (3-1) in a game that is "clearly an important issue to our fans and our students and fans of college basketball in the city of Milwaukee."
Can't decide which of the thirty-five wins (with zero losses) you like best? Maybe you can start by reading the recap of last year's game. In case you forgot, MU put up a cool-hundy on the Panthers and won by thirty-five points.
Want a view of the preliminary numbers? Here is the Pomeroy Scouting Report. UWM is average at just about everything, although they do a good job protecting the ball (#48). It'll be interesting to see how they match up with the Marquette ball-hawking defense, which has not been particularly effective yet this season. Something's gotta give. The Panthers are also fairly bad offensive rebounding (#310) team and struggle to get to the line (#282). On defense, however, UWM does okay at limiting offensive rebounds (#59)
Here's the official release by Marquette, as well as the Game Notes. Rosiak also has a look at the UWM game as well. Should Marquette win, it'll be the program's 1400th victory all time. Bravo.
Tipoff for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:30pm. The game is available on the ESPN Full Court package.
Other misc notes:
- Although he won't play today, GoMarquette.com had a nice article about Otule's adjustment to college.
- The Florida Times-Union has an article about Marquette's newest recruit, Aaron Bowen. Rosiak also has a closer look at Bowen. Read them both, because they're a great reflection on the quality of our new recruit and the coaching staff's recruiting style.
Edit: Contract added: