NCAA Tournament Preview: Washington Huskies vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

by Dirty on March 18, 2010

The fans at HP Pavilion will be treated to a game between the Washington Huskies and the Marquette Golden Eagles when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Golden Eagles listed as 1-point favorites versus the Huskies, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Quincy Pondexter tossed in 18 points as Washington defeated California 79-75 in the PAC 10 Championship on Saturday. Washington won that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 154 points made it OVER the posted total of 153.

Isaiah Thomas netted 16 points in the win.

Marquette lost 80-57 to Georgetown in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament on Friday, as 3.5-point underdogs. That game’s combined score made it OVER the night’s posted total of 127.5.

Jimmy Butler netted 17 points, and Maurice Acker had 16 points in the loss.

Team records:
Washington: 24-9 SU, 14-18 ATS
Marquette: 22-11 SU, 17-10 ATS

Washington most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing California are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Marquette most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Georgetown are 3-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Marquette is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Marquette is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games

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