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10 February 2009

Live blog for Marquette tonight

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
2/10/2009 02:31:00 AM
#13 Villanova (19-4) vs. #10 Marquette (20-3)
7:30 p.m., 10 February 2009 at the Pavilion


Line: Villanova -4.5

Join Let's Go Nova for a live blog tonight at 7:30 p.m.

You know the drill. Bring your sarcastic nicknames, biting commentary, and a bowl of popcorn for one of the biggest live blogs of the season.

The Wildcats face #10 Marquette tonight in a rematch of a Villanova loss on New Year's Day. Villanova hasn't beaten the Golden Eagles since 2006, as Marquette guards Jerel McNeal, Dominic James, and Wesley Matthews have enjoyed three straight victories over the Wildcats.

Marquette comes into the Pavilion with 20 wins already on the year, and will be a very dangerous opponent despite the momentum of the Wildcats' five-game win streak. The Golden Eagles are also fresh off an upset loss in Tampa, so motivation should not be an issue.

Kenpom projects a 6-point Villanova win, giving the Wildcats a 71 percent of victory. You may predict the final score of the game in the comment thread below.

I Bleed Blue and White, VUHoops, VBTN, and Nova News all have previews for this major contest. Villanova Viewpoint has recently resumed updating, and it runs a preview article as well.

For Marquette, don't forget Cracked Sidewalks, one of the best college basketball blogs in the nation.

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At 2:45 AM, February 10, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Villanova 73
Marquette 79

At 8:16 AM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Gregg said...

Thats a tough line for nova to spread...
Nova 81
Maquette 80

At 9:07 AM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Boom Goes the Dynamite said...

Nova 86
Marquette 78

At 9:36 AM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Jack Jones said...

Our write likes the points here, but I think Villanova has a pretty solid chance of covering:

Marquette 71
Villanova 77

At 10:36 AM, February 10, 2009, OpenID bosshoghazzard said...

Nova 91
MQ 83

At 11:12 AM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Geesus said...

KenPom dont know jack.

Villanova 93
Marquette 77

At 11:56 AM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Pete's been pretty consisently off by about 12 points of late, so, making that adjustment:

Villanova 79, Marquette 73.

At 12:22 PM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous pete eats boners said...

villanova 81

marquette 88

At 1:47 PM, February 10, 2009, Blogger Publisher said...


I'm going to be an optimist and say:

Villanova 70
Marquette 68

At 2:30 PM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Pete can eat it said...

Marquette 78
Nova 71

At 3:02 PM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Sean Don said...

Villanova 72
Bad Guys 68

At 4:23 PM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Pete sucks wang said...

Pete loves picking the other team

Nova 77
Marquette 73

At 4:44 PM, February 10, 2009, Blogger Pope of the Hardwoods said...

Nova 87
Marquette: 75

At 6:57 PM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Kmurphy said...

VU 76
MU 70

At 7:49 PM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the blog dude? empty promises= not cool.

At 10:00 PM, February 10, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha wtf -- blog was going all night


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