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Notre Dame Basketball Quick Preview: Irish VS Marquette

A ridiculously tough road game

Western Michigan v Notre Dame Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Road games are hard enough in college basketball, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have another real doozy on Saturday as they travel to Milwaukee to take on the #8 ranked Marquette Golden Eagles in a rivalry matchup that dates back over 100 years.

ODDS

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Irish are a 20.5 point underdogs against the Golden Eagles with an OVER/UNDER of 138.5.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES

Head Coach: Shaka Smart (3rd year)
Season Record: 7-2
Key Players: Kam Jones G (16.4 ppg), Tyler Kolek G (15.1 ppg), Oso Ighodaro F (12.2 ppg)
Quick Overview: Marquette is an incredibly good and balanced team, and one to keep an eye on all the way through March Madness. Through their first eight games of the season, the Golden Eagles have already took down #1 Kansas Jayhawks, #12 Texas Longhorns, and #23 Illinois Fighting Illini. Their oly loss came at the hands of #2 Purdue Boilermakers by three points.

WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO WATCH

When: Saturday, December 9 @ 9 PM EST
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
How to Watch: FOX

GAME THREAD

The game thread is open below. I know many of us are on Twitter for most of the game, but I encourage you to vent and do other things that require more than 280 characters here.