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12 March 2009

Villanova opens BET vs. Marquette

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
3/12/2009 02:17:00 AM
#10 Villanova (25-6) vs. #21 Marquette (24-8)
2:30 p.m., 12 March 2009 at Madison Square Garden


Line: Villanova - 2.5

Villanova will play its third game of the season against Marquette today when the two teams meet in the quarterfinals of the Big East championship tournament.

The Wildcats were seeded into the third round thanks to their top-four finish, while Marquette received just one bye. The Golden Eagles reached the quarterfinal round by demolishing St. John's on Wednesday.

The two teams split their season series, with Marquette winning in January and Villanova coming out on top in February. Both teams held serve at their respective home-courts.

Marquette is without its star point guard Dominic James, who had a history of burning the 'Cats these past four seasons.

Both teams are solidly in the NCAA tournament and are now playing for seeding. With a win, Villanova puts itself in prime position to earn a top-3 seed and a bus trip to Philadelphia for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament.

Take a look at the other five 'Nova blogs linked at right for their previews, and then come back into our comment section to predict the final score.

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At 2:26 AM, March 12, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Villanova 84
Marquette 82

At 4:27 AM, March 12, 2009, Blogger The Voice said...

illanova 86
iggles 75

At 8:11 AM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Gregg said...

Nova 75
Marquette 70

At 9:39 AM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First half:

Marquette ?
Villanova 10

At 9:48 AM, March 12, 2009, Blogger Eric said...

Cats 80
Quette 72

At 9:56 AM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Geesus said...

Villanova 98
Marquette 80

At 9:58 AM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Mills said...

Greetings Pete

Nova - 77
Marquette - 74

meeeeeeeeee! petes going to be jjjuiced at the garden.

At 10:17 AM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article on Dante in today's Inquirer http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/41137992.html

Cats win, Cats win, Cats win
Wildcats 79
Marquette 70

At 10:20 AM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Pena Power said...

Nova 72
Marquette 64

At 11:00 AM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Pretty toney said...

Marquette 84
Villanova 77

At 3:26 PM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry about what happened at the rivals board last night. I wish I was logged on to provide you my support. Are you really going to stop posting on that board?

At 4:58 PM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can not fucking beleave we won. I thought once they were up it was all over. Then we got the easy layup and the buzzer rang omg I went nuts in my college. We pull this right out of are asses since we played really terrible in the second half. Thank god we won no matter how it happened

At 5:05 PM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete makes me sick, he is going to blame Wright for the close score, instead of enjoying the win

At 6:13 PM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite was "Wright has allowed 8 threes in the half" as if Jay was out there playing defense. Pete is a joke.

At 6:17 PM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I forgot Jay plays. You are such a fag Pete

At 7:34 PM, March 12, 2009, Anonymous IMKL said...

Don't forget, Nova overcame a huge coaching disadvantage!

That travel call on Stokes at the end was bullshit. The refs looked scared to call that 5th foul on any Marquette players. Stokes was definitely bumped.

Awful game from Dante. Save 2 alley-oops and the HUGE block at the end, he was miserable. I was expecting the week off to re-energize him for the stretch run, so hopefully this afternoon was just rust.

Scottie seems to be rusty at the FT line too, although we know he'll make the money ones.

Stokes played some sold defense today too.

Check out the box score of the game, great distribution of PT. I like the rotation.


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