Connecticut @ Marquette
Current Records: Connecticut 9-3; Marquette 8-4
What to Know
The Marquette Golden Eagles lost both of their matches to the Connecticut Huskies last season on scores of 54-65 and 62-80, so they’re hoping to turn the tables this season. Marquette and UConn will face off in a Big East battle at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Fiserv Forum. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
The Golden Eagles came up short against the Xavier Musketeers this past Saturday, falling 80-71. The top scorer for Marquette was guard Greg Elliott (18 points).
Meanwhile, UConn entered their game against the Providence Friars this past Saturday without any home losses — but there’s a first time for everything. It was close but no cigar for UConn as they fell 57-53 to Providence. Guard R.J. Cole (16 points) and guard Tyrese Martin (15 points) were the top scorers for the Huskies.
The Golden Eagles are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 4-2 against the spread when expected to lose.
The losses put Marquette at 8-4 and UConn at 9-3. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Marquette ranks 33rd in college basketball when it comes to blocked shots per game, with 5.2 on average. But the Huskies are even better: they enter the contest with 6.9 blocked shots per game on average, good for fifth best in college basketball. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $13.55
The Huskies are a 4.5-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Huskies, as the game opened with the Huskies as a 2.5-point favorite.
Connecticut have won both of the games they’ve played against Marquette in the last seven years.
- Feb 27, 2021 – Connecticut 80 vs. Marquette 62
- Jan 05, 2021 – Connecticut 65 vs. Marquette 54
Injury Report for Marquette
- Keeyan Itejere: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
Injury Report for Connecticut
- Corey Floyd Jr.: Out (Not Injury Related)