Xavier Musketeers (25-8, 15-5 Big East) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (27-6, 17-3 Big East)
New York; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Marquette -2; over/under is 154.5
BOTTOM LINE: The No. 6 Marquette Golden Eagles face the No. 15 Xavier Musketeers in the Big East Championship.
The Golden Eagles are 17-3 against Big East opponents and 10-3 in non-conference play. Marquette ranks fourth in college basketball with 39.6 points in the paint led by Oso Ighodaro averaging 9.7.
The Musketeers are 15-5 against Big East teams. Xavier ranks eighth in the Big East allowing 74.3 points while holding opponents to 44.6% shooting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ighodaro is averaging 11.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 blocks for the Golden Eagles. Tyler Kolek is averaging 17.4 points over the last 10 games for Marquette.
Souley Boum is averaging 17 points and 4.5 assists for the Musketeers. Colby Jones is averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games for Xavier.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Eagles: 9-1, averaging 76.3 points, 27.3 rebounds, 16.7 assists, 9.8 steals and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.5 points per game.
Musketeers: 7-3, averaging 80.1 points, 33.8 rebounds, 16.4 assists, 5.8 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.0 points.
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